I was actually born in Cleveland, Ohio, though I grew up in a western suburb called first Fairview Village and then Fairview Park when it was discovered there was another Fairview Village in a distant part of the state…….
And now I live nearly a half an hour drive south, but actually the land between Cleveland and Akron is pretty continuously one metropolitan area by now. When we first moved here, nearly forty years ago, there were a few farms in between but though there are some farms in the National Park, they are rather special.
I was just inspired to write any of this because of a photo I saw of the Cleveland State University (the University where my husband was a professor of computer science and I and two of my children graduated) rowing team. It is a view from the water which I have not often seen.
So even though we live far south of Cleveland now, we’ve all spent a good deal of our lives in the city itself. We go to the theater there and sometimes to the beautiful parks that encircle it like an emerald necklace. And though we get too little sunshine, it’s a good place to live, or have in ones life.