We bought the bus in Harmony, Maine, which we thought to be a good omen.The man who sold it to us, Emile, had stripped all the seats and was going to convert it into a mobile home. He told us the story of its original owner who was  a woman who drove children to school with it. After she passed on Emile bought it from her family.  He had since obtained a classic San Francisco bus he decided to use instead, and so it came into our posession.