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06Aug

LAST CHANCE TO CATCH SUMMER !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems hard to believe it’s August. The winter was long and it seemed as though we would never crawl out of our snowsuits. Finally, with the first kiss of warm weather everyone was soon down to the “bare facts”. When the weather was 94 plus degrees people were trying to fry an egg on the sidewalk or see if an open pop bottle would explode in the penetrating direct sun. This year, with the global warning, the heat was much stronger and more intense. In other states, the extreme heat caused severe problems. It was dangerous to leave children or animals in a hot car for even one minute for fear of fatal results. Here in the downtown “D” we seem to sit in the middle of everything while people elsewhere are having all kinds of problems. It’s like being in the “eye” of a hurricane. Indeed, I would say this is a blessing.

Here at home the Joe Louis Arena is literally coming down in “pieces”. Because it’s so close to the People Mover, implosion is not possible due to the extreme damage it could cause. This was a great building and I am sure it could be used for something besides the wrecking ball! A senior center with recreational facilities would have been terrific. With all the revenue being generated into Detroit, empty buildings and a lot of empty spaces. I’m sure they can find someplace for our wonderful seniors. They really need their own “space”.

Elsewhere in the “D” the Ulysses S. Grant historical home is heading to Eastern Market. He was the 18th president and among history’s notable Detroiters. The house, a modest wood-sided dwelling, was first located on East Fort Street between Russell and Rivard where Lafayette Park is today.

When it was slated for demolition, Michigan Mutual Liability bought the house and it was moved to the Michigan State Fair Grounds where it remained until the close of the Fair Grounds in 2008. The home was offered originally to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, but the museum declined after concluding that the building did not meet the collecting goals and there was no other use for it. Then, in 2015, plans to move the home to the Eastern Market were made. In August of this year, the house will be re-located and its future will be determined.

School has not started yet and I heard of something the whole family might enjoy. It is a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark located in Kentucky. It’s not the fantasy land of Disney World nor as expensive but it is just as much fun and more so because it’s Biblical. This exciting exhibit is longer than a football field and over seven stories high; the Ark was designed to the Bibles specifications. There is lots to see and do. Check it out on Google – Noah’s Ark Kentucky for a memorable trip.

Just a final thought — only 4 months til Christmas!
Michelle

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