Tuesday, January 4, 2022


I recognize that bus, which I saw in the Berkshires some years ago. It was surrounded by hippie-esque types and their children. And I recognize this bus too, which I saw a couple of years ago, parked at an orchard in downstate Illinois.

The buses belonged or still belong to a group now in the news. Their website was online last night and gone this morning. But it’s at the Internet Archive. And you can still read a Wikipedia article about the group.

I learned only last night that someone from our small town went off thirty years ago to join this group.

[Their website is back.]

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

When I saw the second bus photo, I was immediately reminded of Ken Kesey's bus. Ken's was better than the Twelve Tribes.

I didn't know that Twelve Tribes had started in Chattanooga, TN. I lived in Cleveland, TN (about 30 miles away) for a few years. Cleveland, TN is the home of five Church of God bodies. So I wonder if some of the original founding members had come out of that upbringing.


Michael Leddy said...

Isn’t it surprising how often there’s something strangely local in a national news story? I’d wonder about those original members too.