Today I want to tell you quickly how my associations with the city of Elgin , Illinois have changed in the almost 40 years I have been travelling there.
It started when I needed braces when I was kid. My orthodontist was in a town some 30 minutes away from where I lived called Elgin. I didn't have any relatives in that town and to the best of my knowledge I had never visited it. My orthodontist was in the tower building which is now on the national registry of historic buildings.
|Tower Building, Elgin, Illinois.|
After my adventures in orthodontia were over, I visited Elgin all of 3 times from the early eighties to 1997. These were for 1) a lunch date with a Judson student, 2) A wedding (The reception was in the Laird Funeral Home of all places), and a camp reunion.