It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Sometime in the early 1980’s, I had a dream that seemed from the past.
On a bus ride through some heavily wooded areas, I had to assist the driver who was having a heart attack. Somehow I was able to bring the bus under control, and we came to a stop in a lumber camp.
Those images, by themselves, would not seem out of place in any of my dreams, but what did strike me as strange was the bus itself.
The Kenworth Deck and a Half Bus
It was so different that I took note of its interior. The driver had a co-driver “shotgun” seat beside him. The entrance was set back behind this seat, and there was an elevated section in the back of the bus.
These details were too specific to just be a matter of chance.
I spent hours in the Vancouver Public Library pouring over books that contained pictures of historical vehicles.
Some of the images depicted buses from Europe and the UK. The placement of the entrance was what was driving my interest.
Finally I found a book that showed the exact image that I was remembering. It was of a bus that was operated by the Washington Motor Coach System.
And the year was 1935.
This does not ‘prove’ that the dream was a memory of a prior life in Washington State in the late 1930’s, but it is suggestive of that thought. When fitted together with other promptings of Spirit, it would seem that my love of the West Coast was inborn.
These days research is so much easier with the internet and a computer. The image you see above took me two minutes to find. The Google search (since I knew what I was looking for) is “Buses Seattle to Vancouver Washington 1935”. The Kenworth Deck and a Half Bus is featured several times.
Which all seems to prove that you can trust your dreams to show you the way.