#321 Judy – The School Bus Driver – Maggie Weldon Maggies Crochet


Designer Linda K Kahle wrote: “ I would like to dedicate this School Bus Dishcloth to the person who gave me the LOVE of driving a School Bus. Her name is Judy Lister and she lives in Topeka Kansas. Judy had been a very good friend for years. And of course she was a School Bus driver for the Seaman School Dist #345 and had been a driver for years. I lost my job with AT&T (they closed a lot of stores). Judy said one day, Hey, come be a School Bus Driver. When I stopped laughing – a lot – she took me to talk to her boss. And the next thing I knew, I was a School Bus Driver. And that was over 27 years ago. And I can… still say today… that this has been the BEST JOB I have ever had. When I came to Tucson, I had to go through an interview. One of the safety people asked me: Why do you want to be a School Bus Driver? Well I’ve been one for about 16 years but I do have an answer to that question. I look him in the eye and said: I was born to be a School Bus Driver – it’s in my blood and it’s the Best Job ever. He just shook his head and laughed. I have always said from the first day, it’s all about the Kids. We the Bus Driver/Monitors are the first person they see in the mornings and the last one they see going home at the end of the school day. Our #1 job is the safety of our Students. In my eyes, you can’t have a Better Job anywhere when you’re working with Kids. They are OUR FUTURE.

Thank you Linda for joining the Dishcloth-A-Day Challenge!

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The School Bus Crochet Dishcloth is now available in the Black, White, Red & Yellow Dishcloth Set.

This pattern is now available in the new book from Annie’s Attic ‘A Year of Dishcloths’. Click here to order your copy of this book today: http://www.maggiescrochet.com/products/a-year-of-dishcloths

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  1. Carol Showers

    That is a heart warming story and I love your dishcloth. My nephew Jake is 5 and very disappointed that he doesn’t get to ride the school bus until next year. I definetly will have to make him one. I love the look on his face when he says, ‘Is that for me, TeTe!!!’ Thanks for this wonderful design and your caring attitude for children.

  2. Janet

    Thanks for sharing the school bus. My grandchildren will love to give this gift to their school bus drivers.

  3. Dana Medford

    I love this pattern. I drove a school bus for awhile and made school bus scarves that we a big hit. I can’t wait to get several of these made up for all my friends who still drive and love and enjoy their job as much as I did.


    This dishcloth is absolutely adorable. What a perfect gift for the person with everything.

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