I am spending the week in Maple City where I grew up: helping Mom and Dad as Mom recovers from hip surgery. This afternoon I walked this little “city”. It was probably 42 years ago that I last did so. I was humbled. So little has changed. Where as for myself…it seems that everything has.
I walked up the hill to St Rita’s church. My sister and I spent many years leading the choir here. My husband and I were married here too: a wonderful Polish wedding in Leelanau.
Next stop: Maple City School. I am bigger now so the walk seemed much shorter than it did when I walked to grade school. I broke my nose here…playing dodge ball.
Walking past the post office I became nostalgic. Had Dad not become Postmaster of Maple City, I would not have grown up here. Here, to me is not just Maple City, it is the entire Leelanau Peninsula. I love my Leelanau.
As I cleared the last corner reaching Mom and Dad’s…I realized that I have not “really” changed. I am still a country girl. What has changed is time…
Maple City USA
2 thoughts on “Maple City USA”
I hope your Mom is doing well. Remember when we used to snow mobile in the back yard? Good times. Great memories.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful roots and I’m sure the change in you has not been so much…as you’ve just grown lovelier. Get images and we miss you! Take care and how your Mom will be coming along with extra healing from your TLC! HUGS, Linda