A few Sundays ago my husband and I drove through a forest area near our community. Miles and miles of scenic beauty on either side of the road. However, for my husband the drive was bittersweet. He remembered when Shelby Forest was meticulously maintained...when old and young came to the well-groomed picnic sites...when the whole park was well-kept. The grounds we toured by car showed neglect.
There's natural beauty in Shelby Forest, but its heyday has passed. What a shame!