Happy birthday, Mom Young. (And where on the eastside did the McFarlane family live?)
Illinois Avenue between Olive and Iowa. You could see Homedale from the backyard.
Duane Gilles commented on your note "Happy Birthday!":"Happy Birthday Mama Young!"
I got a good laugh while reading your Mom's Remembrances when she mentioned the part about trying to blend in with 400 group. I had forgotten that term completely. My brother went to Flint Central about the same time. He came home from school one afternoon and complained that his buddies were giving him a hard time because he started dating a 400. She was a beauty and my parents loved her too. Dody Howes, I loved her too. That's what little brothers are for. Hope you had a great birthday Mom Young....unclebuck
Happy Birthday to you Mrs. Young - I've no doubt you duly celebrated the occasion! By the way: there are a lot of us out there looking forward to your next contribution to this fantastic blog :)
Many Many Happy Returns Mother Young! Belated, but Sincere! And Best Wishes also! I Hope the day was spent w/Your Loved Ones around You...Cheers! k.
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.