The Field of My Childhood

The bulk of my elementary years were lived in the small northeastern town of Gurnee, Illinois.  It’s tucked inland, a mere six miles or so from the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan.  To say that the winters are cold there most likely will be an understatement.  I’ve not known much that’s colder other than the winters in Minneapolis.  Now, that’s cold! One of the benefits of long, cold winters that are often filled with gray, wet days, [...]