I have no plans to leave here, having just moved into our dream home, and my daughters just moving into elementary school, where their lives will revolve around their new friends and hopefully the sports they will play.
But I have not lived here all my life. I moved back as recently as seven years ago.
When I was three and my brother Paul just newborn, we moved from
As my Dad made a name for himself, he was picked up by 3M Company and we moved to
When I was in my first year of University, my Dad was transferred to
Friends were messing around with each others wives.
The Governor at the time – Eddie Edwards – was most popular for his corruption, personal spending and gambling with tax-payer dollars.
But the food was amazing!
But the races hated each other. Quite openly in fact,
I did serve a period with the U.S. Coast Guard, and am today considered a U.S. Veteran.
I moved to
I lived twenty years in the
I have been back in
And of course my first three years were in
All of the time that I grew up in the
All the time since returning to
I still have a slight southern accent – more noticeable when I am relaxed.
I still say y’all.
I still follow the American sports, and because all of my family has for the last one hundred and six years has rooted for the Detroit Tigers, I do as well.
But I also rooted for the Twins, Braves, and Blue Jays when I lived in those areas. But the Tigers were always my home team.
And Al Kaline was always my hero.