Who Will Come After Us In Leelanau?
|Empire Beach - Looking South
In the same way that I contemplate those who came before, I wonder who will follow in our footsteps on this land, in this house, in Empire Village. When our time is up.
Who will walk on the paths we cleared among the locust trees? Who will sit on the patio we made with the smoothest lakeshore stones? Whose voices will echo in the house we so lovingly built on this hill years ago?
Who? Likely our children and grandchildren will follow for a number of years. But who will come after them? And on ... and on.
Many have come before us in Leelanau, and many will follow after we're gone.
We may leave our little mark - pray not a scar - upon the land, while we're in charge.
But in truth, we are all temporary caretakers of this special place. Good stewards, I hope, on our way to eternity.
See You Up North,
Visit a Leelanau Landmark: Glen Lake Community Library -
What a big treasure in such a little space! Hundreds of videos,
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on Front Street in Empire Village.