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I miss pasties, hockey, Bronner's, the Lakes (my heart belongs to Superior), and Mackinac Island fudge ice cream. I don't miss snow, -40 wind chills, or mosquitoes.
Poor us in Tampa!
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I've lived in Michigan my whole life. Have done the Frankenmuth thing several times. Done pasties, hockey, Bronner's, all five lakes, Mac fudge ice cream and Vernors.
But where is Angelo's? I grew up in the Thumb. Now live in Sterling Heights.
I love T Falls, hate the mosquitoes there.
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Also near the top of my homesickness list: the DSO. Albert Kahn architecture. Sanders. Good newspapers. XC skiing in mid-michigan forests, and spending nearly every summer & winter weekend "up north" -- that is, anywhere north of Clare. The reading room of the grad library in Ann Arbor (lovely, high-ceilinged, well-lit, quiet paradise!). At least I still get to visit....
(but this message is more than a month after the last postings)
my how michigan weather can change!!
Took my 9 year old daughter to Michigan 2 years ago-UP, PastyFest in Calumet, Tourist Trap in Marquette, Sea Shell City, Mystery Spot, White Castle and Art Institute and Downtown Library in Deeetroit, Greenfield Village, Frankemuth, Lindell's in Lake Linden...she's 11, and can't wait to go back next year for a big family reunion. Neither can I!
From Sterling Heights, now living in San Francisco.
Calumet has a Pasty Fest???
Another great way you can tell someone who lived in the Detroit area in the 80s... Say, "My lines, my lines! I can't remember my lines!!" and see what the person responds. I actually said this to my husband while we were on the bus to the airport from the car rental place in Denver, and I heard someone whisper to his wife, "My makeup, my makeup!"
Speaking of da UP, I was on my way to work (here in the library) and I stopped at Goodwill (my other addiction) and lo and behold, I picked up a Yoopers CD, with Christmas songs, no less! And then, I saw that someone in this county is getting an inter-library loan for a book about the Detroit Grand Prix. Michigan is everywhere!
Okay I moved to Oregon in the early 80's, so I don't get the "My lines!" reference.
So now, is there a good history of Detroit out there? Especially during the 20th century?
They should still be showing that commercial, IMHO.
My gosh, all these brain cells I haven't used in soooo long, dusted off and woken up....
Here's a non-fiction recommendation that'll be near and dear to the hearts of Southern Michiganders: Selling 'em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food, by David Gerard Hogan. Fun, interesting history. Whenever we go back to Michigan or Cleveland my daughter wants to go to White Castle, not for the burgers, but for the Freezes (grape, of course).
compskibook- righto- back to the commercials! i just got back to san francisco from detroit and i was having tons of flashbacks- "dietrich furs...."
Happy New Year to Michiganders, wherever we may be!
I've lived in Virginia for three years now, and I'm getting sick of explaining that Michigan and Michigan State are NOT the same :-) I also have to laugh when just a forecast of snow closes the elementary school where I work. I miss real snow! And people who know how to drive in it.
I miss seeing people who know how to drive in snow, too.... and I live in Michigan!!!
So where are the people who know how to drive in snow???
And where are the people who know how to clear it?
I miss Faygo Red Pop...and hearing people say pop. You win some, you lose some.
although i always did like how my relatives in the south would use "coke" for "pop." for some reason it wasn't as grating to my ears as "soda." "do you want a coke? what kind, we have 7up or regular coke?" awesome.
when i first got to san francisco i had trouble with "skim milk." no one knew what i was talking about. they'd ask "what kind of skim milk- nonfat or 2%?" also ordering something "to go." i guess people here say "take out" more often.
And, for a short time, there was a restaraunt that sold real pasties. They were wonderful. Alas, they closed last year.
Still my daughter (now 15) and I will be in the Mitten this Summer. Frankenmuth, Greenfield Village, White Castle, John K. King Books, and anything else we can get to!
I however live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)...Love it here but facing some life issues, reading gets my mind off of them.
I like the cold and the snow. I guess I'm weird.
It is absolutely heaven, if a little cold in the winter.
and one pic of the outside:
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don't drool too much or you will ruin your keyboard and possibly your computer....