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“Yo ho ho, the wind blows free” in Mystic, CT
6/22/2013 1:24:15 AM by: Elsi

            "What river is that, Beaver?"

            That was one of Mother's strongest memories of the MSS Pinafore trip to the youth training program at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.

            There must have been about 10 of us girls, the summer of 1963, and Mother, aka Beaver, our skipper. We took a Greyhound bus from St. Louis, wearing full Mariner Girl Scout uniforms—maybe not the skirt, but certainly white shorts, our blue uniform middy blouse, complete with regalia, and our jaunty sailor hats.

            Mother had the map, and the girls quizzed her on every river we crossed.

            When we arrived in Indianapolis, we streamed into the cafeteria for a hurried lunch before rushing back to the bus—where we sat, for hours, while they tried to find a driver who didn't need the union-required four hours notice before pulling out.

            There was standing room only on the bus when we left Indianapolis, a common thing on Greyhounds in those days. Of course, as uniformed Scouts, we couldn't let adults stand while we sat. So we squeezed three and four in a seat, or sat on the floor, giving our seats to other passengers who showed their gratitude by not complaining as we sang Scout songs and sea chanties.

            By dark the crowd had thinned, and we were able to doze in our seats a bit. But we arrived at the New York bus terminal several hours late, thus missing our connection to Mystic. And the connecting bus ran once a week.

            We sat with our luggage while Beaver talked with various bus officials.

            "We'll get you a bus in just a few minutes, ma'am," they




 

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Trust …
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