Gordie,Awesome! What a great article! I am happy to be one of your reconnected old friends.Lori
What a great story! I love reading your posts (so many things I had forgotten). Glad you got the recognition.
Great article and nice pic on the bus pass! You deserve every bit of the recognition!
gonna have to let the Angelo's hat out a notch, eh Homeslice? very Good GY! Glad they did a write-up on Your site. Who's the mook that made the map comment? someone from...Fenton, no doubt! I still miss the ascot.
geewhy, Did they edit the original post in the Journal? Did Rose initially mention the murder map in the story or is the only mention the comment from the reader?Thanks,Jimp.s. I thought I read about the "Murder Map" in the original post.
Well enough of this celebrity hoo-hah you media darling, the real question is do you have the experience to lead?
Gordie,Very nice article....love how Bassett Pl made the journalKeep up the good work!!
Jim, one of the teachers who advised student government at Powers tried to have me impeached as vice president. The attempt failed, I think because the principal was far more reasonable than the teacher, but that experience proved I wasn't cut out for leadership.Jim of l-town: I didn't see the online story until about noon on the west coast, and there was no reference to the murder map. I've never seen the print version. The Murder Map never came up in the interveiw, though.
Hey am I too old to mention the Della Theatre and Uncle Bobs after the ( PM shows let out at the Capitol and Palace? Biesmor
Lori, same here.
Great to see your article! I'm not someone who once lived here and then moved, but just the opposite - my husband and I moved here on purpose because we believe in the potential this city has. Keep up the good work of fanning Flint's "spark" - it is destined to turn into a roaring fire once again, full of unforgettable memories for my kids too!
Where was Uncle Bob' Diner? It sounds very familiar ... also, do you remember Wolfie's (I think that's what it was called) near to the Welch Blvd. Pharmacy. My (much younger) brother today revealed to me that he used to work at Ruggero's!
gillian, here's the url for a long post on Uncle Bob's, which was kitty corner from the Capitol Theatre.http://www.flintexpats.com/2007/11/uncle-bobs-diner.html
Great article. This blog has quickly become daily reading for me. Especially because it's not just "...endless streams of stories about kids in the '80s..." Nope, it's so very much more than that. A way for expats to connect with our roots and with each other. Thanks!KenR
ILLINOIS STREET? Wha's up with that? Are you already forgetting from whence you came, Mr. Bigshot?Kathy W.
I was waiting for someone to notice that. The reporter asked me when I left Flint, and I said that I spent the summer of 1985 at my grandma's house on Illinois Ave because our house on Bassett had been sold while I was away at college. So I guess it's technically correct, but I would have preferred a Bassett Place reference since that's where I lived 99.9 percent of the time I was in Flint. So it wasn't my fault. I haven't forgotten my Civic Park roots.
Way to go Gordie. I too saw the article, and it was a good one. This website continues to be a good one...Keep up the good work.
Congrats Gordie! You deserve much more then $198!! You put a ton of work into this and I know I really appreciate visiting the site to get my "Flint-Fix."
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.