Tag Archives: history

Passenger pigeons, Show & Tell and my dad

As some of you may know my dad died on January 11th.  Exactly three months ago today. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had invaded his bones and I wrote this love-letter blog back in 2013 after learning his … Continue reading

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Please hop up in the horse-drawn carriage. Let’s tour Mackinac Island!

Ladies and gentlefolk, thank you for coming to Mackinac Island! Please step up on the carriage, careful now, there you go, have a seat. Let’s start our tour, shall we? First, let me introduce you to the horses pulling this … Continue reading

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Calumet means peace pipe

Let’s return to the scene of our Saturday afternoon drive.  You want to linger in Calumet a while longer, don’t you? Time to peek in our historical books and get on board the tour bus.  (Not that there are real … Continue reading

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Where Grandma once cooked supper

             

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Meet Suzi: The compass of her soul points north

(Silent blogger’s note:  Please give a warm, warm, super-warm welcome to our guest blogger, Suzi Banks Baum.  And do stop by to visit her blog Laundry Line Divine!) North I am a northern girl. This has nothing much to do … Continue reading

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Get your Hometown History assignment in before the Rapture, please.

OK, photography and history buffs, get on the mark!  You’re being challenged by Scott Thomas over at Views Infinitum with Assignment 13:  Hometown History.  (Click on the link to see what it’s all about.  Hint:  assignment due next Wednesday, May … Continue reading

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Eat local. Eat fish.

I like the concept of “eating local”.  How many of you read the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver?  Show of hands, please! How many of you then wanted to live an entire year eating only food produced in … Continue reading

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