Lee Bell Taylor was of kindergarten age at Sopori School in 1942. Her
older sister Alice and brothers Eddie and Jimmy also attended Sopori.
Their mother, Irene Hackett Bell, drove the school "bus."
Lee described the school bus as more of a stationwagon that was fitted
with bench-like seats for its young passengers. The "bus"
in the image of Sopori School
[18K] that Ms. Taylor provided is probably the same size as the "woodie"
that her mother drove in 1941.
Taylor was interviewed in Tucson on January 17, 2003.
Taylor, youngest Little Cowpuncher at Sopori School in 1942,
went to school at five years old. She attended Sopori with her brother
Jimmy and her older sister Alice, who was in the 8th grade. During
her interview, she recalls her mother's experiences driving the school
bus going to Tucson for the Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros and
Tucson Rodeo Parade, living on ranches, and playing baseball and
other games at school. [09:52
Bell walking with her father Paul,
who is holding a pair of her boots.