Riding the Rails – 1912

Riding the Rails – 1912

(from the Spring, 2016 issue of Macomb Now Magazine) By Denis LeDuc For me there are a lot of things that just can’t be duplicated. Many of them are from my childhood, my Great Aunt Katie is one. Around her, my brother and I definitely sat up straight, elbows off the...
The Interurban Rail – 1901

The Interurban Rail – 1901

(from the Summer, 2017 issue of Macomb Now Magazine) By Denis LeDuc As a very young boy growing up in the 1950s, I was close to my grandparents. They lived in the flat above my parents and my older brother and I in our two-story house on Balfour Street in Detroit....
Outdoor Skating – 1952

Outdoor Skating – 1952

(From the Winter, 2015 Issue of Macomb Now Magazine) By Denis LeDuc The leaves have all fallen. The soft, warm colors of autumn have faded into the bleak pen-and-ink landscape of winter. Bare trees stand dark against the white snow and ice of the season. We feel the...
Historic Octagon House – 1860

Historic Octagon House – 1860

(from the Spring, 2013 issue of Macomb Now Magazine) By Denis LeDuc The large windows on all eight sides of the 1860 Octagon House are open to the warm spring breeze, filling the rooms with air and the twilight of evening. Chores are done and lessons completed. Lively...