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October 30, 2006, Herald Journal

What did you say?

By JEN BAKKEN

Last week a familiar face stopped into the Delano Herald Journal office.

Her name is Bonnie-Weege and she is my children’s all time favorite bus driver. In fact, her home is our favorite stop for trick-or-treats during Halloween. “We can’t forget to stop at Bonnie’s house!” My children announce every single year.

So, when she stopped in with a Tiny Tales story I was excited. Having worked for Stahlke Bus Company for thirty five years, I’m sure Bonnie has plenty of stories to tell and here is just one of them.

In the course of her driving day she takes small children to speech therapy.

“One day I went to pick up a little four-year-old boy, at his home to take him to see his speech clinician.

He came bounding up the steps and proceeded to tell me, very excitedly, that he had gone to a movie the day before.

I asked him the name of the movie, and he told me the name. I could not understand what he actually said, but I took a guess as to what I thought he said,” Bonnie remembered.

He said, “No Bonnie, I went to see...”

She took another guess at the name of the movie still unable to understand the cute little guy.

Again he said, “No Bonnie, I went to see...”

“After the third time of me guessing and not getting the right movie, he adamantly told me that he thought I had better go to the doctor, and get one of those little things that you put ‘right here’ and he pointed to his ears, so that maybe I could hear him better,” Bonnie said with a smile, and then added.

“Needless to say, I got a good chuckle out of it and the many people I’ve told have had a good laugh also.”

Tiny Tales is a column dedicated to children in our community and the times when they create a wonderful story to tell. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, caregiver, teacher, or anyone with a child in you life... there’s always a tiny tale to tell.

It may be cute or funny things a child has said or done; any of those endearing moments you’d love to share with others, and people, like me, enjoy reading.

Here in Delano, we are proud of our community, our schools and our children... why not have a column about our little ‘tigers’?

You can email your tiny tales to; jbakken@hjpub.com or mail them to; Tiny Tales, 430 Hwy 12 E. Suite 4 PO Box 498, Delano, MN. 55328. Or just stop by our office next to New Attitudes Salon.