Aug. 19 will be Betty Anderson’s 40th first day of school.
With cabinets filled with yellow trinkets – school bus-shaped key chains, coffee mugs, and even a plush school bus – Anderson hasn’t gotten tired of the color yet.
“When I see yellow, the first thing I think of is a school bus,” she said. “Bus driving has been my life since 1972.”
Back then, she said, bus driving wasn’t a popular profession and Columbia County had only a “precious little handful” of drivers. With little work available for a mother of three, bus driving fit her schedule perfectly.