thanks 4 sharing...brings back alot of memories
A lovely view of the home town I still love. Thank you.
Thanks, that was very nice. Remember 10 yrs before that. Left in 1964.
What street is that house on... the Tudor style that's the cover photo. It looks familiar.
This was so cool to see my home town! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas
Thanks - there's no place like home!
Seems appropriate -- sitting at my kitchen window in Flint on a monochrome winter day -- that this is in black and white. It feels that way in December, 2012.
House is on Welch Blvd for sure. Was once a showplace street in Flint. Have many memories of Flint as a child; reminiscing is fun and sad as time always is!! I road my Schwinn bike all over Flint...I mean all over!! From home near Hamilton and Detroit St (lol...ML King now)to downtown (Schiappacassees Candy Store and original Playland nest door!!) then up to Pasadena and Dayton to Bassett park then over ro Forest Park (Dewey Woods)and Grandpas house on Eldridge to Pierson Rd and the Yankee Store and down to Saginaw @ Hamilton many times!! Does anyone remeber when the City Of Flint collected ALL of the Christmas trees after Christmas and had a huge "burning of trees" in kearsley park with hot chocolate and sledding down Kearsley Park hill? Remeber when there was a pool in the summer there also?
I grew up in Flint from 1966 until I left for college in 1975. Booming, wonderful years to live in Flint. I lived on Mackin Road, between Dupont and Chevrolet Avenue, went to Longfellow and the "new" Northern. Most houses in the neighborhood were 2 bedroom with basements converted to more bedrooms. Prior to having my driving license, I rode the bus downtown, alone, frequently, and rode my Schwinn everywhere else! My neighbor was multi-cultural, and we all cared for each other and respected each others property. Winters were spent ice skating at Ballenger Park, and pizza came from Ruggero's. It breaks my heart to see what my old neighborhood looks like today. Thanks for the memories - even if it did make me cry.
Hello There!I was on my Youtube page looking at the analytics...I wondered where so many views to my video came from. Thank you all for the comments, Im happy I could bring back some memories. I wanted to give my mother something for Christmas, and this was what I came up with! It was all memories of places around the city I'd grown to love, and memories we've shared around the city. Please, share and enjoy!-Maurice
Video guy here again,I wanted to add that I lived in that house on the cover photo! That is 951 Welch Blvd! I absolutely LOVED living in that neighborhood. I went to Whitter for middle school, but also attended the 'New' Northern...I was in the magnet program so I went to Central for 2 or 3 classes for the day. (We used to leave Whitter & Central to walk to Rizzo's Pizza!) It really does hurt to see that area now...that entire house (which we still own) has been completely gutted.
Wow, loved seeing the Welch/Milbourne sign, I lived on Milbourne at Welch when I was a kid till I graduated from the Academy in 82.Scott Ainsworth
This makes me so sad.Not just for the folks that lived there and remember these photos from better times,but for the nation as a whole. The demise of a strong,vibrant, neighborhood oriented city like Flint (where everyone on the block worked, and where you probably went from kindergarten through high school with the same kids)portends bad things for our country as a whole.
Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. 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.