Merry Christmas!


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.

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    I like your picture.
    There isn’t any ice on the river yet.
    Its been nice out surprisingly. I wish it could stay like this.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I wish it would stay like this too Marge. I didn’t think there was ice down in Wyandotte because I heard the foghorns while walking so I guessed there was still boat traffic on the River, although they said on WWJ yesterday that parts of the Detroit River downtown had ice floes in it. I looked at the footbridge this morning and the ice was beginning to melt, but still pretty solid.


  2. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………….Merry Christmas to you too


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