Good News: Bus Drivers, Necklaces, and Surrogate Grandparents

Here are a few more Good News stories making the rounds . . .

1.  A Utah woman was on eBay when she came across a charm from a necklace that looked a lot like the one her stepdad sent her mom during World War Two.  And it turned out it wasn’t just similar, it was that same one.

He sent it for Valentine’s Day in 1944, and it went missing after her mom passed away.  She has a matching one, so they’re a pair again.  (Here’s a photo.)

2.  “Huff Post” did a story on a Facebook group called “Surrogate Grandparents” that connects seniors with kids who don’t have any, or live too far away to see them much.  It’s got over 10,000 members across the U.S.

3.  A school bus driver in Suffolk, Virginia named Ulysses Whitfield is finally retiring after shuttling kids back and forth from school for 70 years.

He’s 85 and started at 15.  (???)  You have to be at least 18 to drive a school bus in Virginia now, but requirements were different when he got hired in 1954.  He hasn’t taken a full day off since the mid-1980s.  (Here’s a photo.)