Recently, I visited the children's room at the Norwalk Public Library. I hadn't been there in quite some time, and warm memories flooded through me moments of peace while my little ones sought books to take home, or sat peacefully at "story time." I remembered watching my little ones hard at work at a slanted "puzzle table" which is no longer there it has been replaced by a desk.
"That puzzle table has been gone for about 20 years," one of the librarians told me. Twenty years? Really?
It is odd how the geography of our lives changes. I have lived in our fair city for a long time now, and yet it is not the same as it was when I arrived. If things had changed all at once, we would be startled by the sudden appearance of, for example, five new pizza places, two new Chinese restaurants and several housing developments replacing empty fields. But the changes happen gradually.
If you have recently moved to Norwalk, this column may bore you. But if you have been here as long as I have, or longer, take a trip down memory lane with me and remember some of these places that have disappeared.....