Happy New Year!
Today, January 1, 2010, is Theme Day in the CityDailyPhotoBlog community around the world. With apologies to Neil Young (Rust Never Sleeps), I post this metal warehouse wall along the waterfront. The theme today is Changes, and I'd have to say that the image is a sober lament to the 'damage done' over time by this evil. There's one of those freaky 3 day storms headed our way. Got a little yesterday, more tonight and the most tomorrow, if it comes at all. Could be a dusting or 10 inches, they just don't know yet. Ya, as they say around here: "Don't like the weather? Wait a minute." My real first experiences with rust took place each January, when for delivering papers I put the JC Higgins away and rigged up my Uncle Leonard's long sled with a rectangular peach basket attached with wire for the papers. The first1/2 mile or so was a bit slow with the sled leaving behind long, brown rust streaks in the snow, but after a while I was flying! Funny thought here-- two reoccurring dreams that I have are: I'm alone in my high school hallway, staring at my locker with out my combination and the bell is ringing, and I'm delivering the now defunct Portland Evening Express, and I've lost my way on a route filled with families whose names and faces I still remember today. Strange! The mind is a mysterious thing. I remember these things, but can't remember where I put my watch. Oh, it's on my wrist!