Downtown Willie Wabbit Returns to Banning Park on the Kettle River…

“Downtown Willie Wabbit…

It was in Sandstone, Minnesota c1960 when Downtown Willie Wabbit came into my life. It was all my bros fault too…

My bro took me places we weren’t supposed to go. Meeting up with Downtown Willie Wabbit was a big no no, to be sure..

It was another good day to go fishing with my bro. We went up to the Kettle River near the old dam like we always did way back then…

Last time my bro hooked a big Muskie that got away. He’s going to catch it again, I know he will…

We are both alike in that way… We never give up, never ever…

The difference between the two us, though? He is a tough guy. I’m a lover not a fighter, to be sure…

That’s where Downtown Willie Wabbit comes in. He is a tough guy too…

Robbie Wabbit is more to my liking. He likes to make friends. Downtown Willie Wabbit likes to beat people up…

My bro likes to beat people up too, especially back then. He even beat neighborhood kids up to protect me and others in harms way…

My bro loves to help and protect others and me too. He’s a tough guy and kind too…

Why my bro would want to hang out with Downtown Willie Rabbit? God only knows?

I know why now. Because Downtown Willie Wabbit would teach him his nefarious ways. My bro felt he could protect us better if he could think like a bad man might think…

My bro is a tough guy! He is a loving, giving and kind person too… I love my bro for who he is, the tough guy he is, and kind too…

He didn’t hang out with Downtown Willie Wabbit again after that. I know why now…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.