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