Pack your patience!! #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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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26 Responses to Pack your patience!! #Wordless Wednesday

  1. Eliza says:

    Cool!!! I’d love to be able to do such.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    Occasionally I see a train go by with that kind of artsy graffiti on it like the cars you feature here. Rather cool.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I thought it was cool too Ally. I see them going by sometimes but since I was stopped and had the best seat in the house, I pulled out the camera. The train was stopped. so everyone behind me ended up backing up and going back where they came from – they likely saw “road work ahead” signs too!

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  3. Our trains have fun graffiti on them. Is it graffiti if it’s pretty?

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  4. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………………………where I live it is very likely to be sitting waiting for a train to pass……………………………I always feel sorry for those who have to get to work and need to do a U turn and go all the way around to get around the dead stopped train……………………………….

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ann Marie – I read in the online local news that the train tracks in Woodhaven at Van Horn are especially bad and people wait up to an hour. They are looking at a workaround after people complained for years. These RR tracks are at Emmons just before you get to Biddle. Before I started walking at Council Point Park, I used to walk to the marina in Ecorse all the time – I’d plan my crossing around a train that came through around 8:20 –
      then one day it was late and I was standing on the other side waiting for the train to go past and suddenly it stopped. In a car I could have turned around, but walking to Biddle, then coming up Northline was not really a viable option.

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  5. I always wonder how they get the spray paint? And when do they do the spraying? And how long does it take them? My youngest took a class on Graffiti Art while in Chicago. It is quite interesting to learn how it is a language of sorts, on top of being creative too. Nice photos, Linda!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      It must take a lot of spray paint – those words and pictures were huge … it takes money for that spray paint too, so makes me wonder if it is a person who took a class like Sarah and used it like a project or is it just random? I see the train graffiti on certain routes I take but this time I was stopped right up front (the train was stopped too I later realized) so decided it would make a good Wordless Wednesday. Glad you liked the photos Shelley.

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      • I agree, it must take a lot of spray paint. It’s hard to tell if it’s random or preplanned. Sarah enjoyed that class, it was very interesting to learn about the history of graffiti for that area of the world. Yes, indeed, it made for a great Wordless Wednesday photo collage.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It sounds like it would be an interesting class to take … no wonder Sarah liked it. Do you follow Norm 2.0 Shelley? Every Thursday he does posts on different doors … in the past he has traveled and featured doors in Italy.
        I just started following him a year or so ago. He is a hobby photographer. Recently, due to the pandemic, and because he has some health issues, he has limited himself to photographing only around town (he lives in Quebec) but he has had a few post about the graffiti he sees – some of it is amazing. This is one of Norm’s recent posts. He mentioned in yesterday’s post that he is taking a three-week blog vacation … I mention that in case you or Sarah happened to follow him and saw no posts. People all over the world give Norm the links to their posts about doors and he posts them each Thursday:
        https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/thursday-doors-july-30-2020/

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      • Yes, I follow Norm on Instagram. I follow Dan at NoFacilities who posts on Norm’s Thursday Doors blog. I never seem to take pictures of doors other than my own front door, so I felt like I couldn’t join in on the fun. I do love seeing all the different doors and Norm’s blog is a welcoming blog. I hope he enjoys his blogging break. I appreciate you sharing his blog link with me!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        You’re welcome Shelley. I only participated one time on Norm’s site. I was at Heritage Park and took pictures of the vintage doors on the old buildings and also the red train and posted them there.

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  6. J P says:

    I guess I had to resubscribe, but I’m back.

    I am fortunate that there are no surface crossings in the places I typically go. The sole exception was during our annual State Fair when a local transportation museum ran a train from a county to the north down to the fairgrounds and back. The trains were short so I never minded being stopped, and nothing else ran on those tracks for 50 weeks out of the year.

    But the tracks have now been pulled up to make a jogging trail, so no more train-watching for me.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thanks for resubscribing JP … wonder what happened?

      There is one train that runs through a busy area where people must drive to get on the expressway. Invariably the train gets hung up and stops and people wait as long as an hour for it to pass as the alternative is really out of their way. It runs in the morning during drive time. People have petitioned multiple times to have the train find another route or switch the time to pass through at mid-day. So much for your train watching. Our State Fair Grounds, which had some historical significance, was just sold the other day to Amazon to be used as a distribution center.

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      • J P says:

        Wow, I cannot imagine a State selling its fairgrounds.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It has mixed reactions – they are taking over property that has sat empty in a decade. They will raze the building which doesn’t sit well with many as it is considered historical. But Amazon will not only build a center, they will provide jobs for 1,200 employees and will be making a huge bus transit center nearby. So it is considered a win-win (for most).

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  7. Laurie says:

    Great graffiti photos! The pictures remind me of all the looooong trains we saw as we were traveling through the Midwest. They are not that long in Lititz, PA!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I really liked those trains with graffiti too Laurie. I often see them, but since I was stopped and had a front-row seat, I pulled out the camera. This train was stopped shortly after I arrived and everyone ended up turning around and going back where they came from.

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  8. I never have patience waiting for a train Linda. Like my dad always says, “Trains are barbaric and with all the technology today you would think they would make it so we never have to wait for a train.” Lol

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Your dad is right Diane. We have a train crossing about 20 miles from me. This train backs up people as they have no other way to get onto the expressway. People have complained for years about having to wait an hour, maybe more sometimes.

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