Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Driver’s Education

When I was in High School at Marathon High School and in Drivers Education, my first experience of ever driving on US1 was driving over the 7 Mile Bridge!  When I came down to Marathon in 2010, I was with my children and grandchildren on vacation and we walked it.   My grandchildren were amazed by it.   They asked me,  “y’all drive on this bridge?  It’s so skinny”   I laughed and said we all did.   If I could, I would still drive on it.  I hate to see it torn down.    It’s a monument.   A part of history.   I believe it’s worth it.   It has withstood a lot of hurricanes and still proudly stands.   Even if it means just walking on it,  it’s worth it.

Ronda Baker Thompson