The next few days until I fly home on Wednesday afternoon will be spent in my hometown. I have an event today (Sunday, 26 Oct) and then I’ll see family and more friends. But on Saturday (25 Oct) I started the day still in Mt. Pleasant.
Dawn seems to come later here. It’s not fully light until at least 0800. So I dallied a bit in the room before checking out. Then I drove out into the countryside. I found a large grain elevator in tiny Rosebush, north of Mt. Pleasant. This little farming community only has a couple businesses but a huge grain elevator because farming is the biggest business in the area. I sketched a part of it as the whole thing was overwhelming and would have taken more time than I wanted to spend today.
I looked around Mt. P a little more and then left about noon. But not before having another Cornish pastie for lunch!
I got off the freeway in Lapeer, the county seat. Then I drove the 13 miles along the old highway to Imlay City.
I haven’t been back to my hometown in 12 years. There are a lot of changes, as is expected. Many of the businesses with which I was familiar are gone. But there are new ones. I don’t know the overall tally. It’s a very small town.
One of the saddest losses is a home business. This was a beautiful, large, field stone home that was also a dental practice. It burned but looks like it may be being restored. I hope so. Maybe someone will know the story of what happened.