changed over the years, with kids less respectful and parents expecting them to teach the kids.
Binkley plans to retire at the end of the school year.
"You never know what that kid has gone through," he said. "I might be the first smiling face they see each day, and the last one they see when I take them home."The three have had their share of good laughs along the way.
Cheatham bus drivers reflect on longtime careers
Hampton, who teaches homebound students and also taught at Sycamore Middle School and West Cheatham Elementary School, will retire this year after 25 years of driving for the county.
Glenda Binkley is set to retire in late May after 41 years of service as a school bus driver for the Cheatham County school district. Don Hampton is retiring after 25 years of service, while Rita Edgin, who was set to retire after 27 years, has decided to give it one more year. Pictured is Binkley Omega Constellation Quartz Price
"My father in law drove a school bus for 32 years, and my stepfather drove one for 38 years," she said. "And now I broke the record for Cheatham County."
Hampton said the job has taught him perseverance.
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Known affectionately as "Mrs. B" by her passengers, Binkley said she was determined to break the school bus driving record of 40 years that was held by Pete Justice.
Edgin worries about her kids on her route down the Maplewood Road area off Bearwallow Road.
But, for Hampton, one of the biggest changes has come from the traffic he encounters.
All three drivers say that language and behavior has Omega Seamaster Automatic Vintage Gold
Hampton shared a similar story, after which Binkley shrugged, with a somewhat puzzled look on her face.
Edgin, a former aide at Sycamore High School, has been driving for 27 years and was set to retire this year but has decided to stay on.
the child on the bus and go call," she said. "I worry that they'll be alone, and sometimes I worry about what they will face when they get home."
"When I started out, my bus had no power steering and it was stick shift," she said. "I told my husband I just couldn't do it, but he convinced me that I could, and now here I am breaking the record."
"Drivers are so much more distracted," said Hampton, adding that there are also more threats that children face in today's world that include predators, vicious dogs and unstable home environments.
in the driver's seat of bus No. 16, carrying children to Pleasant View Elementary School, Sycamore Middle School and Sycamore High School.
But the task has presented some challenges.
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Binkley draws strength to keep going from fellow bus drivers like Rita Edgin and Don Hampton.
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