This is my LBS..Beads & Something More, 3019 LWE, Mishawaka, Indiana and the owners.
My attention is always drawn to the headstones. Some of them date back to the early 1800s. Entire families buried next to each other. Calculating how old they were when they died. So many died young. Wondering what their life was life in the era in which they lived. What kind of house did they live in. What was their job. Quiet time spent in meditation while a 15 minute train clacks down the tracks. Cemetaries have always facinated me.
This is a view looking in the direction toward the little town of Osceola. I think it might be about 10 blocks long. This is about how much traffic that is usually on the highway, unless its a weekday. However, since the unemployment rate here is about 10%, its been alot less.
This is the same intersection looking in the other direction. This road runs along the railroad tracks.
This is a connecting highway. I live just a couple of houses off it. This picture is taken from the bridge over the St. Joseph River.
The view of the river to the east.
Below is to the west.
This is the road I live on. It dead ends into a bay on the river. This is a nice little rural area. Mostly pretty quiet. The subdivision down the road is relatively new and causes more traffic than I like, but it was part of the housing boom.
This is the bell ringer at my neighborhood Walmart. I took this picture because there are a lot of bad things said about Walmart. But one thing I like is that they allow the Salvation Army bellringers. The Boy Scouts can sell popcorn at the door. The Girl Scouts can set up a table to sell cookies. The Lions Club can come to give you candy, if you take it, in return for a donation. Our local organization against child abuse is allowed to wait outside for donations. I don't know of another store in our area that still allows it.
And just for laughs, here's the airport. I think its just used for corporation planes and for Notre Dame alums to park theirs when they come in town for games. Charlie Weiss better watch it. I don't think they like him very well right now.