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8 - July 22, 2021 OPINIONS The opinion page does not reflect the views of the KyNewsGroup. By Cecil Lawson My mother tells me that when I was as small child, two or three years old, I wandered off from her in the back yard. She said she frantically search for me until she found me in her garden, amidst the rows of tall corn. I do remember another time, a few years later, I tagged along with my fa- ther when he went hunt- ing in the woods, and I wandered off from him. At one point I could see the old silo on the proper- ty next door over the tops of the trees, and I knew I wasn’t that far from home. I eventually found my way back. My folks were not too happy. , Needless to say my wandering has sometimes taken me to some very strange places, and the people in my life have not always been too happy about it. i I’m not sure why I want to wander,except that I’m just curious about places that I’ve never been. As I’ve noted in past col- umns, I’ve had to reign in this curiosity over the last few years because there are many more people liv- ing in the area now, and some of them don’t ap- preciate anyone traipsing across their properties. One of my grandmoth-~ CURIOUSITY er’s neighbors in Owings- ville got after me When I was riding my bike once in his driveway. Looking back, I can understand why he might have been irritated, since I wasn’t the only kid in the neigh- borhood who did that. I simply took my bike fur- ther and further down the street over time, until finally, when I was a little older, I spent my summer mornings tooling all over Owingsville. My grandmother never finally an‘ -11-. 2-- 1:.“- my long rides, except to be back for lunch on time. The sidewalks were per- fect back then for someone my age, and most people in town were at work during the day, so there weren’t a lot of people out and about to block my pedaling. Ow- ingsville seemed a much bigger world to my eyes, both the historic homes on Main Street and the newer homes on the side streets alike. The town’s natural barriers, the hill- top itself, and the ends of the sidewalks, were my stopping points, but they never seemed limiting to me. It was all new, and I felt like I had all the» time in the world to see it. My bike remained (my main mode of transport, apart from my feet, in the years before I got my driver’s license. During summer afternoons and evenings, I found myself riding farther away from my home in Moore’s Fer- ry. I took myself to Ore Mines, to Midland, deep into Peasticks, and once or twice, crossing Slate Creek, to Owingsville by way of Slate Valley. Iwould sometimes take my back- pack and canteen and hide my bike somewhere and go hiking after‘l reached my destination. I covered a lot of ground that way. The same thing hap- pened after I got my driv- er’s license and my own car after high school. My travels and explorations edged further from the known. I don’t know that I’ve ever really stopped. ’l‘Lz- _ . .. I ..--1_-_.1 Lori and I set up our pop-up tent at the Augusta Regat- ta Riverfest, and on Sun- day morning, I took a little time to wander around town before we got busy. Several old homes there on the banks of the Ohio River date to before 'or in the early 19th Century, and there has a been ferry service operating there since the 17805. As far as I know, it’s the only place to cross the river between Maysville and Fort Thom- as, near Cincinnati. There was hardly a soul out driv- ing or walking, except where vendors were set- up. I met only three cats' at three different homes, lounging and enjoying the much cooler and less humid temperatures that morning. 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