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History and Family Mystery: Jennie and John

Howdy folks! Velma here. I know. I know. I haven’t been around in a while. But I’m back today to talk about Jennie and John Brander. 804 more words

Family Tree

Her Other Life in Detroit (update)

I have updated and am reposting this information about Therese Remine’s house in Detroit (new info in italics):

Harold Remine’s sister Therese lived a double life, you might say. 554 more words


Recentering Detroit, Part 2: The French Connection

Recentering Detroit is a multipart examination of culture of development in the current city, the ongoing crises and the efforts by residents to define their city, not as a relic of the past to be resurrected or “revitalized,” but a place where people live their lives. 1,802 more words


French Food & Film - Happy 315th Detroit - Sat July 23

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain, later known as “Ville de Troit,” then the City of Detroit — on July 24, 1701, and the continent has never been the same. 186 more words

Unlikely Friendship

Mister Hockey

Gordie Howe
March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016

If you are from Michigan, and have been involved in hockey in any way, chances are you have a Gordie Howe story.  1,075 more words



Didn’t go to Sunday School. Mary didn’t come, anyway. Mama and I went to the Alhambra and saw Will Rogers in “David Harum” and Anna Sten in “Nana.” Both were great.



I bought a pair of roller skates today–$1.49. Lily and I skated on Boston Blvd from 2-5. Grandma washed my head. Mama took back suit and got a navy blue suit. We bought some chocolate peppermints.