Today I have been thinking about Hamburg, Iowa where my father went to High School.
I learned earlier today that one of Hamburg’s most colorful characters had passed away.
Willie Perkins was known as the man who walked everywhere. To some people he was known as Walkin’ Willie. He would often walk to Nebraska City which was about 15 miles away.
Willie was a special person who was helped by many and who will also be remembered by the many people who knew him. He was born in 1933 and would have celebrated his 80th birthday next April.
So today I am sharing a few pictures of Hamburg’s Main Street as a memorial to Willie.
This flag pole is in the middle of one of the busiest intersection in the small town of Hamburg. The flag pole in the middle of the street is something that I will always remember about Hamburg. One of the first things that I look for when we enter town. I also really like the windows on the buildings behind the flag pole. These are not the windows in the background of the picture above, but are some more of the interesting Hamburg Windows. I wrote a post earlier this year about windows in Hamburg.Here is another picture looking down Main Street and another view of the flagpole. I always wonder how many times the flagpole has been hit over the years.A post showing pictures of Main Street in Hamburg would not be complete without a picture of Stoner Drug. I also wrote a post about Stoner Drug earlier this year. If you click on the link you will see a picture of the old Soda Fountain and a little bit of history of the drug store.
Willie will be missed but will live on in the memories of the many people who knew him.