Message of the Day – Gate 5

This is one of the prettiest time a day at Lakewood’s Gate 5.

The cross street’s official name is Oxford Lane.

This is the northeast intersection of Lake Avenue and Oxford.

This time of year the spiraea is in full bloom.

It’s common name of this white flowing bush is bridal wreath.

The corner is beautiful when it snows, too.

Look here and you and you can see the comparison.

Across the street was where I caught the bus to Crystal Lake Community High School during my junior and senior years when my family lived at 800 Broadway.

I really miss the little pond that was across from the Main Beach. It has been filled in and now provides overflow parking for the Crystal Lake Park District. Back in 1958-60, it was a place for red winged blackbirds and goodness knows what other wildlife.

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