Today I got to see the frozen lake at the Grand Haven beach first-hand. We walked from downtown all the way to the pier, and then walked straight out onto the ice. It was so amazing to see the way the lake froze, especially when we took a chance to look over at the lighthouse and see how far out on the water we actually were (admittedly, it was also a little scary!).
Children laughing, their rubber ball making pong, pong, pong sounds as it’s passed back and forth; distant chatter; a radio tuned to oldies. As Bobby Vinton’s voice croons, “Lonely, I’m so lonely,” two older women converse:
“We had so much fun when we were young, didn’t we.”