George Jones would be proud. One of country music’s best stories revolves around the country music icon and a riding lawn mower.

MAYBE GEORGE JONES HAS SET THE STAGE FOR ‘EVERYTHING BUT A CAR’ DAY

Long before he came to Nashville and long before he got sober for good, Jones was still living in southeast Texas. One day he found himself in need of a ride to the liquor store but had no way to get there; his frustrated second wife, Shirley Corley – exasperated by his long drunken spells – hid all the car keys, leaving the country legend with a riding mower as the only way into town. So that’s what he drove.

The Possum, as he was well known, would be quite happy with what happened recently in Linden, Tennessee. The small town, about 90 minutes southeast of Nashville, landed on the viral map after Perry County High School seniors arrived on their final day in “everything but a car.” I experienced “Senior Day” – an unauthorized “day off” that we all enjoyed – but that takes the cake…and, well, the car keys.

FORGET ‘SENIOR DAY’ – I WILL TAKE ‘ANYTHING BUT A CAR’ DAY ANY DAY

My heart goes out to those who didn’t get the memo or had nothing else to drive to school. And I love that the “parade” is led by a student on horseback.

SOME STUDENTS ARE VERY CREATIVE ON EVERYTHING BUT A CAR DAY

But, apparently, it’s not something unheard of (except by me). And it seems that students who have already participated in this kind of event do not benefit from it based on this comment from Jacoda Gray:

My high school does this every year for the last day of seniors. There was an elderly person a few years above me who had rented a helicopter and driven it to school since she had her pilot’s license. Pretty crazy.

Well, of course, I like that. How great to have the opportunity to fly at school. Yet I think THIS story of Loretta Wudel is my preferred:

A friend’s high school did this. And when he graduated, it was a rural high school. And half of the children came on horseback. An old county school district law, which has never been changed, stipulated that school staff must tend to horses during the day. Since in the early 2000s there were no more stable staff, teachers had to. So classes were practically canceled that day.

But with every fun story like these, it seems like a little rain is bound to fall, something to Taylor Mullenix can certify:

My old high school did this and the kids all got tickets for it…sad.

AND THEN THERE IS THE “EVERYTHING BUT A BACKPACK” DAY

I’m glad Burton Staggs posted this video because I couldn’t find any others like it on YouTube, but I did find several examples of something similar. There also seems to be a day called “Anything but a Backpack”, giving students another way to be exceptionally creative.

Clever, yes, but there is NO way I am dragging a canoe or washing machine around all day. I’ll stick with a backpack, thanks.

But the day “Everything but a car”? THIS has my full support.

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