Keeping Up With Clayton

Keeping up with Clayton -- Welcome to this blog space...where fans and friends of Clayton Klein may gather to share the adventures of this inspiring nonagenarian. A native of Michigan, Clayton loves to spread the word about the beauty of our state and the health benefits of walking. Follow along. I know you'll come to appreciate his creative spirit and positive outlook about living life to the fullest, no matter what your age

Following the Footprints of Clayton Klein

From Paradise on the shores of Lake Superior (Longfellow's Gitche Gumee)to Hell (MI) and Beyond to Ohio...Fowlerville, Michigan's Clayton Klein celebrated his 90th birthday in 2009 and his 5th annual 420-mile walk for Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Sept. 4-28.

This year 2013, at 94, he's still walking, still trailblazing, and leading by example to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking.

Follow him on his journey... as he continues to leave footprints on the trail and on the hearts of many Michiganders.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Walking Williamston to Webberville With Clayton

Walking was fine today with Clayton Klein. Jeanne and Frank McKowen of Williamston and friends Betty and Harold Carney of Orchard Lake and I caught up with Clayton and Todd Brooks of Shaftsburg at the Williamston McDonald's. Todd walked with Clayton from Flapjack Shack in Lansing. On to Webberville...where Clayton sets out again Wednesday morning at the main four corners...8:30 a.m. and walk to Fowlerville and on to Howell.

Always we are deeply grateful to the volunteers who elect to man the follow-up cars so that others may walk. For the past four years, Frank McKowen has made possible our traditional walk with Clayton from Williamston to Webberville, patiently waiting for us ahead down the road, sometimes circling back to check on us, and carrying (on this occasion) sparkling green tea and giant oatmeal cookies for a snack break. And then, to celebrate a successful walk, driving us to get a cool-down ice cream sundae!

Harold Carney and Frank McKowen set to go!

There's still time to walk with him this week each day until the walk concludes in Ohio on Sept. 28. See the walk schedule: Daily Walk Times Sept 4-28

Photo op: Cecil Sanders of Webberville found us on Grand River just outside of town. Cecil knew both Jeanne (Showerman) McKowen and Clayton Klein. The Walking Man tees look great and show up well for oncoming traffic when walking. So, cheers for "safety green"! The hot, humid day found us glad to make it to the Main Four in Webberville, where Clayton, Jeanne, Todd chat before heading home. Mike McLean of Fowlerville was waiting there for Clayton to give him a ride back home.

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