Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Tom Visits His Hometown, May 6, 2014

This morning we awoke to a cool sunny morning.  Temperatures were in the upper 30’s but quickly warmed to about 70 in the afternoon.  We took a walk around the campground after breakfast.  Then we took off in the Jeep to drive about 50 miles to the town of Deshler, the town Tom grew up in.  A stop was made at the cemetery that his parents, brother Jim and grandmother are buried.  Tom struck up a conversation with a couple men working in the cemetery and found them to be friends from his growing up days.  Driving about town, Tom reminisced about his youth.  The town is doing a slow decline as many businesses have closed.  Looking for a place to grab lunch we had to go to another town, Napoleon, to find a restaurant.  After eating at a Big Boy’s we drove around a little more as we headed back to the campground.  Another walk about the campground was made in the early evening.  Later this evening we plan to stop in to visit with Julie and her family and then bid a farewell as we will be leaving in the morning.