Country grandmother and veteran storyteller Noreen Olson brings the poignant wisdom of farm life to listeners in her personally narrated collection of short stories, The School Bus Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Noreen's casual, conversational style invites the audience into her world, populated by the animals, family, and friends that imbue her rural life with richness and humor. Originally published in a much-loved bi-weekly column in the Didsbury Review, Noreen's popular, folksy tales remind the listener of what's important in life: warmth, love, and laughter.
Welcome to Noreen Olson's kitchen table, where everything happens. She loves birds, animals, family, children, friends, growing things and life on the farm, and writes about them and all the odd situations they manage to get into with engaging liveliness. Many of the pieces are humorous, but more than that, they are heartwarming and true. In them you will see reflections of your own loves, life, guilt, laughter, nostalgia, memories and beliefs.
All of the animals, people, and incidents are real (though Noreen admits that she is prone to the occasional slight exaggeration) and names have been changed for "her own protection". The titles of the short tales say it all: Saving the Preemie Calf, My Career As an Egg Grader, Lament for a Lousy Garden, Kitchen Archaeology, Embarrassing the Kids, The Lawn Ornament Vendetta and One More Way to Ruin a Party.