Category Archives: History

Wanted For Michigan Move: The Heinmillers’ 1920 Model T Ford

I was there for four hours, but it took me about four seconds to decide that I should live on Bagley Avenue, worship on Chapel Lane, work on Burbank Avenue, eat on Main Street, shop on Mill Road, make friends … Continue reading

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If You Seek A Spectacular Mackinac Island View, Climb The Steep Stairs To Anne’s Tablet

“If you would seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you,” Michigan’s motto suggests. If you seek a spectacular Mackinac Island view, climb the steep stairs to Anne’s Tablet. To protect four particularly beautiful panoramas from future development, early-20th-century island cottagers … Continue reading

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O, du Schöne Frankenmuth!

What does a carving bench have to do with a gun, a wagon wheel, a wedding ring, an ox’s bladder, a fat sow, a tall man, a fir tree and a pile of manure? They’re all key words in the … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink By A Movie Modiste With Blue-Lensed Glasses

Hollywood star Norma Shearer was tickled pink when a modiste from Akron, Ohio introduced her to color psychology. But it was more than just a fascination with how certain hues determine human behavior. With the perfect blend of feminine sophistication … Continue reading

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Toby’s Touches Inspire “Letters Home”

“The details are not the details, they make the design.” Charles Eames was correct. The right setting is everything. Take the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Enter I.M. Pei’s modernist creation from the street, … Continue reading

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Sailing On The QE2 With Speed, [Seasickness] And Style

Pigging out on midnight buffets, line-dancing during sailaway parties, and watching fruits and vegetables being carved into edible art at lightning speed: They’re all familiar moments to enjoy aboard a cruise ship. However, only a small minority have experienced the … Continue reading

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An Aerial Lighthouse That Serves Tarte Au Poulet? That’s A Keeper!

I’m not skilled in speaking actuarial psychobabble or creating Woo Factors, but I certainly shine in my role as the Analytics and Research Office’s concierge. Asked to recommend a destination for a recent birthday lunch, I looked out our windows, … Continue reading

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