Walking down Riverside Avenue this afternoon, I stopped to notice the old brick architecture so characteristic of downtown Spokane. In fact, parts of the city are still quite old and tired-looking, but something about them makes me think of distant memories from my childhood. Faint images still survive in my mind's eye and so these images are like a happy reminder of former times. Even the old car reminds me of something my dad used to drive. Yes, it reminds me of happy things from times past.