Footloose and fancy free for a few minutes …


I knew I needed to go to the grocery store, but I sure hated to waste a beautiful, just-perfect-for-walking-morning, on such a mundane chore, so I hopped into the car and stole down to Wyandotte to visit Bishop Park first. It was so quiet and peaceful with an occasional seagull skimming low in the sky or strutting along pecking at what appeared to be imaginary seagull treats. Who can resist a respite, albeit brief, to enjoy this picture-perfect day that we waited for all those long Winter months? I think this picture captures Bishop Park’s peace and serenity. I strolled along the river’s edge, drinking in the beauty of the early morn, and greeting the occasional walker, jogger or mere passerby walking along contemplating life and enjoying the view. A handful of fishermen multi-tasked as they sat there with their lines bobbing on the sparkling water while simultaneously sipping steaming coffee and biting into a scrumptious-smelling breakfast sandwich. A few seagulls alighted near them, reluctant to stray far from the fisherman, as I think, they were hopeful a bite of biscuit might just might become their breakfast I knew I shouldn’t have gone down there when I had an agenda because, of course, I lingered way too long and hated to tear myself away. I do wish Wyandotte was within walking distance from my house, but sadly it is not, so a visit necessitates a car trip. I returned to the car and turned up Emmons Boulevard taking it straight to Meijer, where, just as I suspected, the crowd was there in full force ensuring they got their necessities for next Sunday. While it was a little nippy at the water’s edge, I thought it was a major concession on my part to leave the house without wearing my wool cap (finally), but, I was still over-dressed in a Winter coat and gloves and I was surprised to see most people were in shirt-sleeves or a light jackets. The crowds shuffled over and lingered at the Easter basket goodies as they perused Peeps in a rainbow of colors and picked up chocolate bunnies and lots of jellybeans, then loaded up their respective carts with the traditional trimmings for Easter dinner. I saw many holiday hams peeking out from grocery carts as they whizzed by me. As each item on the Easter checklist is completed, we now keep our fingers crossed that we’ll be blessed with equally beautiful weather next weekend for the event.

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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