Monday, March 26, 2012

Wellston, MI

My great grandfather was a police officer in Chicago during some turbulent times prior to moving his family to the small town of Wellston, Michigan. He opened a gas station there and my grandfather showed me a picture of this station some time ago. Although my memory of the photo was sketchy, it seemed like it was distinctive enough that if I had come across the former station in real life, then I would know it. So I happened to be near Wellston the other day when I decided to make a pass through. As soon as I saw this place, I was confident that it was the same one as the one in the photo that my grandpa showed me of where his dad's old gas station was. If it's not the same structure, then I guess it's just an old building but I'm pretty sure it's the same one.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mucho snow

In all of my memories I can't recall a time when so much heavy snow has fallen overnight. This is the spectacular scene I woke up to when I looked out my backyard. This photo was taken a week ago so the snow is all gone now. A lot of damage and power outages resulted from the snow but the snowboarding was fantastic.