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Visiting a “love” site in Siouxland, Yankton, SD

9 Mar

When I visit the small community of Yankton, SD, I always take a little time to walk the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Missouri River, although I don’t always walk across it. This particular day while it was bright and sunny, it was still cold and cold. But I do look to see if the “love” padlocks have increased or not, parroting that French city, Paris.

Like the custom in the French city of Paris, visitors to the now pedestrian bridge in Yankton, SD leave mementos of their affection, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

It didn’t look like the number of padlocks had really increased, but I again, didn’t spend the time counting them. However I did note that one intrepid lover scaled new heights to commemorate his or her affection. Although I’m sure locals would not recommend this feat.

Leaving a “love lock” took new heights on the walk bridge in Yankton, SD Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Taking a walk up the converted bridge on a “warm” day in Yankton, SD Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

It would take some climbing to reach that area and then some dexterity to loop the chain and padlock it. One slip and it could be an icy, cold swim in thee Missouri or a hard landing onto the walking path.

But what can one say, when love overwhelms one in the moment, such thoughts are probably a distant thought, if at all. And their love as others will endure until it’s been removed.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Like the custom in the French city of Paris, visitors to the now pedestrian bridge in Yankton, SD leave mementos of their affection, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Like the custom in the French city of Paris, visitors to the now pedestrian bridge in Yankton, SD leave mementos of their affection, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

 

Like the custom in the French city of Paris, visitors to the now pedestrian bridge in Yankton, SD leave mementos of their affection, some a little different than others, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

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