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postman’s rest.

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 A Little Wild Spot. The ramshackle old house pictured above, unoccupied for two years at the time this photo was taken in 1966, was Anne Mueller’s “rough box.” After her death at the age of 85, her wildflower garden on the corner was deeded to the city for a park. The house now gone, Postman’s Rest Park, was named as a tribute to Norm Kern and Bob Schlupe, the mail carriers who stopped each day to see that “Annie” was all right when she was widowed and left without family in her later years. (ann arbor news, 1972)

1972 postman’s rest park 2017 postman’s rest park

during my visit to this tiny park

situated on a quiet and peaceful corner

in a tree-lined neighborhood

filled with old bungalows, gardens, and lawns

i sat in the swing for a while

taking it all in

looking around

at the greenery and wildflowers

there was a very special

warm and welcoming feeling

i wanted to know more about this lovely space

and was so pleasantly surprised

to discover its touching story

a pioneering newspaperwoman, ann mueller

 left this beautiful space

where her wildflower garden had once bloomed

as a tribute to those who cared.

“take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
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credits: news photo and caption – 1966 ann arbor news,  jack stubbs – 1972 ann arbor news

 

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audience.

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walking through a park

on a beautiful day

 looking up to the sky

and 

quietly sitting way up there

was a very polite and interested audience

it was standing room only. 

“ive never had any idea that what I like would resonate with the audience, and i’m pleasantly surprised when it does.”

-tom petty (r.i.p.)

 

 

south pond park, ann arbor, michigan, usa

soul of a city.

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many parks that i visit

are quiet and solitary experiences

and then there are others

teeming with people and life 

and noise and activities

of all kinds

both have such an important place and purpose.

“parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.”
― marty rubin

 

 

 

 

 

gallup park, ann arbor, michigan, usa

dog day afternoon.

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happiness is a dog

running free on 10 green acres

out in the elements

playing with the others

water bowls for all

in a huge fenced park devoted to them

and their people

walking and talking

benches and trees

waiting for them

when they tire out

while the dogs

 just keep on smiling and running.

“dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame.

i should have a dog as a life coach.”

-moby

swift run dog park, ann arbor, mi, usa