One day last week, while visiting my siblings who still live in Michigan, I asked my oldest brother, Sonny, if he’d like to go with me out to Mulliken (where we grew up)…..and he said, yes, he’d like to go along. We had the best time! As we traveled around the little town of about 300 people, we found ourselves starting almost every sentence with, “Do you remember when…..?” And then something out of our library of memories would come racing back…..events and experiences that took place decades ago. Some of them brought smiles to our face…..and some were of more difficult times.
Our old homeplace was located just two houses from this set of railroad tracks. When we came to the crossing, Theme #10 (“Leading Lines”) of our 52-Week Challenge came to mind. As I stopped to take this picture, my mind immediately went back to my boyhood days (late 40’s and into the 50’s) as I recalled the many summer days my friends and I spent walking these tracks. Why? Well, for one reason, wild strawberries grew along the side of the tracks about a quarter of a mile down, and, oh, were they sweet! Also, if you will follow these “Leading Lines” to where they seem to join together, you’ll come to “Peabody’s Woods”, where my friends and I spent many an afternoon playing. All in all, it was a wonderful day! I got to spend time with my oldest brother, Sonny, and I was able to scratch another theme off my list. Only 48 more to go! Hope you enjoy!