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Criminals in the Family

Every family has a skeleton in the closet. In our family, Willard Smith Norvell and Bayard Boyd Norvell fit the bill. They were the sons of my great uncle Edwin Forrest Norvell, who had served in the Civil War, as an aide to General George Armstrong Custer, and Margretta Smith Norvell. 476 more words

American History

When I met your Bumpa...

Disclaimer: I am my Nana’s great granddaughter, typing up everything she says and remembers. These life events happened, but maybe not quite how she says. She has onset Dementia and her memory isn’t as great as it used to be. 560 more words

Detroit

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 1934

Seymour Glanz–Sec. 19 won the district spelling bee. Came home after school and listened to radio. Mama and I saw “Last Patrol” and “Moulin Rouge” at the Alhambra tonight.

1930s

Picture it, Detroit 1947.

Disclaimer: I am my Nana’s great granddaughter, typing up everything she says and remembers. These life events happened, but maybe not quite how she says. She has onset Dementia and her memory isn’t as great as it used to be. 288 more words

The Real "Postmaster" of Detroit

When John Norvell was elected one of the first U.S. Senators from Michigan, he was faced with a serious problem. Although he was a lawyer, his income came mainly from his position as postmaster of Detroit in the early 1830s.    461 more words

American History

Eastern Market is Everything!

Last Saturday, I strolled through Eastern Market while on an excellent tour of the finest food vendors and establishments in the area. The tour is called, “Come Hungry, Leave Happy,” and is run by  a great company called  412 more words

Michigan Farmers

Detroit Renaissance

“Will you be dining in?” asked a young man wearing a retro, pointed, diner hat. We had arrived at American Coney Island in Detroit—a coney dog mecca for almost a century. 2,314 more words

North America