Pelton Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska. The home of my “sidewalk” years, roller-skates, pull a wagon, go to your friend’s house, draw hop-scotch with chalk or charcoal.
I still like sidewalks. Dusty, Bear, Mindy and I enjoy the one that goes to and around the local high school. Last fall we saw some wondrous things drawn on that sidewalk — maps of the world. “Here’s chalk,” I imagined the geography or history teacher saying, “Go out there and draw the world.”