W^2 – crossing

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cairo Bridge, I-57 N, crossing the mighty Mississippi River, approaching the Missouri-Illinois state line, December 31, 2021, 12:26 PM

I spent the entire week, last week,  in northern Mississippi with my brother and his wife sorting through my stepmother’s home and her belongings. It was a tough week.

I drove south over the Cairo Bridge on Sunday, the day after Christmas, and returned New Year’s Eve. Its over 600 miles to her home. The Cairo Bridge marks 382 of those miles from my home in northern Illinois. The trip took through me five states – Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. I crossed the mighty Mississippi River four times on my trip, and I had a lot to think about on the way south and even more on the return.

The river keeps moving and I suppose that is good advice.

Today is gonna be an awesome day, I know it and I can feel it, so I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, crossing bridges all the time.

What was the last BIG bridge you crossed?

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5 thoughts on “W^2 – crossing

  1. I guess now the only reason you’d have to come to Mississippi is to stay at the Baer House right? Hopefully you’ll bring the wife and/or kids down for a visit.

    Have a great week and a great new year. I’m glad the business with your mother is behind you. It’s never easy, but the burden of the aftermath is behind you. Hugs to you my friend.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. I thought about extending my stay and ringing in the new year in V-burg and came oh so close to making a reservation. But I decided to head home and celebrate at home. It snowed Saturday and we have a back yard covered in white. It was in the 60s and 70s while I was in Mississippi and felt strange to be so warm in late December. I do plan to get back to Mississippi but its going have to be another time! Stay safe and well. Peace.

    1. Absolutely, I imagine your bridge has seen quite a lot over its lifetime. This bridge was erected in 1978, another bridge, a few miles to the north, was built in the early 2000s replacing a bridge that was built in 1923. Bridges make crossings easier and I am thankful for that. Stay safe and well. Peace.

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