Over the weekend, my Mom gave me an old newspaper clipping. She'd found it among items my Grandmother had saved. It is a letter I'd written to the editor of the paper in my hometown. Written when I was 14 years old. Advocating for biking. Not sure where that came from, I did not come from a biking family. Biking was something kids did. And so, as I grew up, I lost that joy of riding for far too long, only re-discovering it in the past two years.
Then as now, my grammar wasn't perfect, but there's wisdom in these words written so many years go. A wisdom that brings a smile to my face, and makes me proud of the girl I was.
"I think that all of the Waukegan area should realize that
a bike is no longer a toy, but one of the cheapest, cleanest,
most efficient means of transportation around.....
we should all work to make it the safest."
The more things change the more they remain the same.