One year has 365 days or more, whether it is a Leap or not. For the last 365 days, life on The Edge has been changing faster than it appears to be… The weather by Lake Michigan is colder than it used to be in Spring. A wonderful Spring means a burst of color, fresh air, and sunshine. On the other hand, there is a lot more rain, fog, and mist by Lake Michigan than usual for this time of the year. Some of the friends and long-time residents of the Edgewater community have come and gone in the flux of life, relocations, sudden moves, and life changes as people age and need to move from one lodging facility to another. It is very difficult to find a place to live, lodge, or rent in Edgeville. Some people live in the same place for years; others relocate frequently while waiting 2-3 years or maybe more, before they can find Senior Housing facilities to accommodate their old age. Others have a harder time finding a place to live on The Edge.

Three hundred and sixty-five days (365) can be a long time for someone to live exposed to the elements… or rather climate changing conditions, such as heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes, wind storms, rain showers, snow storms, thunder and lightning, extreme heat or cold temperatures which are ever-changing by Lake Michigan.

When will the imposed displacement ever end? Why are you punishing Lombard homeowners on The Edge? Is it a sin to purchase a Lombard home and pay for the real estate property at the Maple Park State Bank in Kane County, Illinois USA?

No one ever has the time nor the inclination to meet displaced people on The Edge. Why?

In the history of Edgeville, there are a lot of human stories for the record, but this story of imposed displacement on The Edge for the last 365 years is unique, unprecedented, and a centennial crisis in the year 2017.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications