School Is Back
Free Bus To School for Granny
A 106-year-old Norwegian woman received an offer from local authorities for free bus rides to the school where she is supposed to attend next autumn Will and Guy have learned. Ingeborg Thuen, born in 1897 when the Klondike gold rush was going strong, actually started school just before she turned six in 1903. Computers in the Os township near Bergen, Norway, read the ’97 of her birth year as 1997, meaning she would be starting the first grade the next autumn.
She welcomed the free ride, saying that the last time she started school, she had to walk for an hour every morning. The letter from the township also encouraged Ingeborg’s parents to list the children she would like to have in her class.
‘Since I can already read, maybe I should skip a couple grades,’ she joked to us.
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