Arriving Home After Military Service

October 22, 1979
Davenport, Iowa

Scott County, Iowa Map - 1894

Scott County, Iowa Map – 1894

I’ve been in Davenport for just five days and already my mind is flooded with thoughts about projects to get involved with — many different activities. My mind is coming to be awake unlike it has been through the four years I have been in the Army. The potential for doing things is tremendous.

Northwest Davenport has changed during my absence. The Spudnut Shop is now a donut shop of a different name. Don’s Sport Shop now sells only bicycles. Northwest Drug Store closed its doors permanently and will be selling its goods within the week. Schlegel’s Rexall is now HAAG Drugstore, and Swan Drug Store sells more hospital hardware than anything.

Change is part of life and I guess it is to be expected. As you were — life is change. How it differs from the rocks.

It is about time to bring the writings in this journal to an end and begin filling the pages of a new book.

~ This is the second of a series of posts based upon writing in my journal.

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