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07Aug

Detroit’s Old Train Station is Back on Track

Where has this year gone to? Pretty soon it will be time to change the clocks and start shopping for our thanksgiving bird. Summer has been different with its hot/cool and rainy weather. They say we can expect more of the same in the future. I hope our readers checked out the Google website on global warming. It’s certainly “food for thought”. We cannot change the damage that has already effected the environment but we can do something about the future. Provided that the “powers that be” pay attention.

Closer to home in the Downtown “D” are the sounds of renovation and new construction continue round the clock. Our still existing problems of parking and affordable grocery/retail stores remain the same. As long as people continue to pay top dollar for everything and anything it will be a long time before we can see any changes. Our dear senior population is handling the situation same as always, they just keep going. Their quality of life has much improved but now they are faced with a new dilemma. Because of the central air soon to be installed all of their windows will be sealed shut. This means no fresh air will be available. Many of them have health issues. How do we fix this problem and who can we talk to?

I suppose by now people have heard that our 105 year old Michigan Central train station has been taken over by Ford who wants to turn it into a high-tech hub. Except for the Amtrak train, passenger service is almost obsolete. We do have the Q-line and the People Mover but this is inner city service. Memories of yesterday will remain no matter how modern they make it. Even when it stood dismally empty it seemed to be waiting as the years went slowly by. There is nothing like a spooky old abandoned train station to whet the appetite of a mystery writer. Unused for centuries it stood tall and broken. A product of time forgotten and savage neglect. Its magnificent architecture at one time the heart and foundation of Detroit. Today it has come back to life and a new future. This historical gem will not be lost in the “waves” of the future.

Till next time, Michelle

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