Michelle G. Schroeder
There’s something about flying into Columbus because I grew up here and I lived near the airport. In high school, in the summer time, before there was 9/11, before there was awful security, you used to be able to park on Hamilton Road and you could watch the planes land. They would fly right over you…we would climb out the sunroof with our Dairy Queens in hand and sit on the roof of the car and watch the planes land. And listen to the Beastie Boys. So, there’s something about flying over Hamilton Road and knowing that you’re home.
Growing up in the Midwest, we have heart here. There’s a depth to friendships that I didn’t find as easily in other places – and an openness, and a trusting, and a warmth that was always my experience. And a sincerity.