My partner and I had lived in Glenview, IL, for the longest time; The two of us had been married for forty years before she passed on, and not several would think we were that old, then in our 60’s, I look like I am in our 40s, thanks to the usual exercises I keep doing this week.
This was something we started way back in our mid-twenties as young lovers; My partner appreciated to cycle and would join biking hike challenges! First, I was not too fond of it, but I would want to be with him wherever she went, so she slowly introduced me to the hobby, she was so patient and loving with me that I soon started enjoying it, and the rest is history! Before her demise, we would come to Gallery Park to relax and cycle.
The two of us did not do it as much as we would have appreciated in her last years because it took a toll on her health. However, whenever the dentist allowed, we would take our bikes and ride down the park and get a nice spot to take pictures of the doves flying around. This seemed to give him peace in the last days; Now that she is gone, I still take the little camera and do what we do together to keep her memory alive. I do this mostly in Summer when the weather is conducive and friendly. However, sometimes it gets too warm that I just want to have the AC running when I get home. Thankfully, this was something we replaced a few years before our partner’s illness got the best of him.