Last week my middle school post nearly tipped the scale for the most popular visited post in one day. I am a sucker for statistics so I check the numbers all of the time. I don’t know if it was the Tretorn talk or the trojan talk, either way, you read what I had to say. I am a transplant to the Chicago area. I grew up in Indiana…on Main Street in fact. Even though I have lived here many years,occasionally in the summer, a smell, sound or a sensation hits me that reminds me of summers back home. The lackadaisical attitude, walks to the “strand” to see a move, greek’s, riding bikes up and down main street. When I look back on it, life seemed so much easier then than now. Intellectually, I know it wasn’t, I mean there were mean girls ruining perfectly decent shoes for goodness sake. But now that I am a mom, I wish for the same carefree summers for my children. I don’t know if I can give them the same things in this Urban setting, but they’ll always know I am a Hoosier at heart.