It almost felt like old times today, as I was strolling through the ‘hood, with about 90% confidence of walking on dry and “safe” pavement – there were some melted ice patches, but when I came upon them, I walked out in the street, since there was light traffic. I guess most people were already at church or headed to grandma’s house. My feet found the way to my old stomping grounds – Emmons Boulevard. The sky was so gray and dismal, that many of the ornate light displays were still lit up … perhaps they were on because of a sensor, or, maybe just the spirit of the holiday. So, it was nice to view the displays as they were meant to be. Years ago, I can remember my dad taking my mom and me in the car after dark on Christmas Eve to see the displays in the neighborhoods where there were larger houses, so more property and thus elaborate holiday décor. As I crossed the footbridge, I peered into the water – no ducks or geese today as the Ecorse Creek is still frozen solid from those two bouts of frigid weather earlier in the month. Perhaps this little warm-up will melt that ice and get those waterfowl back to their rightful spot. I was happy to be on the road again and added another four miles to my total … six days until I take a final tally.
Best wishes to you and yours.