Welcome to Aug-tober!!


I wish I had been clever enough to coin today’s weather word “Aug-tober” to describe how it is feeling like August in October, but that was how our WWJ meteorologist handily defined our first day of this new month. The temps truly belied the calendar date and while I appreciated the warm and sunny day, I’m glad we didn’t climb to near 80. I’m still hating these darkish mornings and when the sun finally came up, I headed out with multiple layers and I shrugged out of my sweater before I was a block away. Two blocks later I shucked my sweatshirt top and looped it around my neck and walked in a tee-shirt only. I passed nearby a schoolyard where kids awaited the morning bell wearing shorts and tee-shirts and one had on flip-flops! I thanked a young man, who was the “safety” for the corner, who permitted me to cross the street. He, like I, had left the house overdressed and I saw a lightweight jacket, a sweatshirt and his backpack laying in a heap at his feet. He was clothed only in a tee-shirt and his bright orange safety harness was sagging, no doubt because he adjusted it for more layers of clothes during the past week or so. It didn’t matter and it didn’t take away from his “safety” credibility, because he was in charge and he was all puffed up with importance as he instructed his classmates (and me) when and where to safely cross the street.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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