It was 16 years ago that I left my hometown of Buffalo, NY. I never went back. Never had a reason to. But last week I ventured back to ‘good ol Buff‘ for a ministers meeting. A lot had changed but many things that I remember where still there.
I did not realize how emotional it would be driving onto Transit Road again. I saw familiar sites. Drove by the “Yellow Jaguar” – a club we used to roll into from time to time – TEDS Hot Dogs (Best dogs in the US), DUFFS (Best wings ever) & MIGHTY TACO (great on the way down, but look out later).
One of the coolest moments was walking onto my old high school – Cheektowaga Central. Lots of memories and many great times.
Here’s what I have learned: “Where you start doesn’t determine where you will end up. It just reveals how far you have come.” I have come a long ways since leaving Buffalo. But I will never forget where I have come from – it has shaped me!