Friday, August 28, 2015

Closing the Book on this Story

When Achilles tendinitis took hold of my left ankle this spring, I slowed down a bit, frustrated that I couldn’t shake the pain. Then when bursitis attacked my right hip the first of June, not only was running impossible but walking became a challenge. I quit my weekly walks around Tomahawk. And even when the bursitis abated, and I had decided to just suffer with the tendinitis, my walks never resumed.

I kept telling myself, week after week, “get out there and finish walking the streets of your town.” And week after week, another excuse came up.

At least I am going to finish one tale of that year and a half long goal of walking every street. I am going to close the photo essay of the old Sacred Heart Hospital. In its place, Milestone Senior Living opens this week. And though it doesn’t have the character of the old building, it is a beautiful facility and will serve many individuals over the coming decades.


In my walks around that block, I tried to keep track of where I was. But when the old building disappeared and the new one went up, I lost some of my landmarks. And also just plain didn’t keep track of where I was as I took each picture.
July 11, 2014
September 3, 2014
March 20, 2015
August 27, 2015
March 30, 2014
September 3, 2014
September 6, 2014
August 27, 2015
July 11, 2014
August 25, 2014
September 9, 2014
October 16, 2014
March 20, 2015
August 27, 2015
March, 2008 (yes, 2008, have I been keeping my eyes on this building for too long?)
July 11, 2014
September 9, 2014 
September 14, 2014
March 20, 2015
August 27, 2015
March 30, 2014
August 18, 2014
September 9, 2014
September 14, 2014
March 20, 2015
August 27, 2015
This post has probably got the most pictures I've ever posted. And in case you are wondering, I have a total of 164 from this one block in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. But now is the time to close the book on that story.  

3 comments:

Elizabeth Olmstead McBride said...

I miss the hospital. I'm sure in time I will get used to it's not being there but it isn't easy. The new buildings are nice, and I do look forward to seeing them inside. Thanks for this photo essay.

Vicki said...

Sad to see old buildings go, but the replacement is a much more usable facility for these times and will serve the community as did its predecessor. I have enjoyed your walks around town as I don't get back very often. I hope your health will allow you to continue, maybe if not miles at a time, just a few blocks.

Mary Repinski said...

Thank you for taking us on your walks!