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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:51 pm

ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:31 pm

middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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I used to take my nephew to play at Joann park. He was 2 and I was 6. It was about a block from my sister's house and she would cross us at the corner and I'd take him to swing and play in the sand. Those were the days.


Yes, they were. In winter, the Parks and Rec Department would flood the park. I used to skate there for hours. I was a Peggy Fleming wanna-be.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:42 pm

middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.


Not too far from the Catholic store. That park had the best playground equipment (with exception of the monkey bars). It even had one of those cool covered slides. There was a mural on the side of the building adjoining the lot. Funny, I can't remember the name.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:55 pm

ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.


Not too far from the Catholic store. That park had the best playground equipment (with exception of the monkey bars). It even had one of those cool covered slides. There was a mural on the side of the building adjoining the lot. Funny, I can't remember the name.

Wasn't the Catholic store McCauley's or something. I remember going there for a 1st Communion rosary and a Confirmation Missal covered in pure white vinyl. So saintly.
But I don't remember a park. We hung mostly at Heilmann or St. Jude playfield.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:16 pm

middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile (the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.


Not too far from the Catholic store. That park had the best playground equipment (with exception of the monkey bars). It even had one of those cool covered slides. There was a mural on the side of the building adjoining the lot. Funny, I can't remember the name.

Wasn't the Catholic store McCauley's or something. I remember going there for a 1st Communion rosary and a Confirmation Missal covered in pure white vinyl. So saintly.
But I don't remember a park. We hung mostly at Heilmann or St. Jude playfield.


Bought my stuff there, too. My brother hung out at Heilmann. My fave was the park on Seven Mile. There was another park East of Gratiot but North of McNichols (I think) that was also pretty good.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby D-Day » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:49 am

ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile(the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.


Not too far from the Catholic store. That park had the best playground equipment (with exception of the monkey bars). It even had one of those cool covered slides. There was a mural on the side of the building adjoining the lot. Funny, I can't remember the name.

Wasn't the Catholic store McCauley's or something. I remember going there for a 1st Communion rosary and a Confirmation Missal covered in pure white vinyl. So saintly.
But I don't remember a park. We hung mostly at Heilmann or St. Jude playfield.


Bought my stuff there, too. My brother hung out at Heilmann. My fave was the park on Seven Mile. There was another park East of Gratiot but North of McNichols (I think) that was also pretty good.


Joann (actually Calimera) Park is right here......I used to play and ice skate there, too. It's between Lappin and Pinewood

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:45 am

D-Day wrote:
ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
ldodger wrote:The two parks where we used to play no longer appear on a map--the park just East of Gratiot on Seven Mile(the infamous park) and JoAnn Park (the park where we used to ice skate).

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What park was that? I don't remember one up there, but that doesn't mean anything given the 30 odd years of drinking.


Not too far from the Catholic store. That park had the best playground equipment (with exception of the monkey bars). It even had one of those cool covered slides. There was a mural on the side of the building adjoining the lot. Funny, I can't remember the name.

Wasn't the Catholic store McCauley's or something. I remember going there for a 1st Communion rosary and a Confirmation Missal covered in pure white vinyl. So saintly.
But I don't remember a park. We hung mostly at Heilmann or St. Jude playfield.


Bought my stuff there, too. My brother hung out at Heilmann. My fave was the park on Seven Mile. There was another park East of Gratiot but North of McNichols (I think) that was also pretty good.


Joann (actually Calimera) Park is right here......I used to play and ice skate there, too. It's between Lappin and Pinewood

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

I can see the house I grew up in in this shot

My sister's house was on the NE corner of Manning and Joann. It's still standing.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Craig » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:10 am

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

How do you get Google Maps to serve up the url as was done above? I linked to GM via the url above, keyed in an address of interest to me, and got MAF's url.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:17 am

Craig wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

How do you get Google Maps to serve up the url as was done above? I linked to GM via the url above, keyed in an address of interest to me, and got MAF's url.

Up in the right hand corner of the google maps page is a button that says 'Link'. Click that.
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby D-Day » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:24 am

Craig wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

How do you get Google Maps to serve up the url as was done above? I linked to GM via the url above, keyed in an address of interest to me, and got MAF's url.


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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Craig » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:42 am

D-Day wrote:
Craig wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

How do you get Google Maps to serve up the url as was done above? I linked to GM via the url above, keyed in an address of interest to me, and got MAF's url.


Id' tell ya, but you fired me, you prick.....


Dear D-Day,

My business is killing, and business is good. Especially since the slackers have been moved to the side.

BTW - that lawsuit thing? Has not even slowed us down.

Sincerly,

Ken/Craig

P.S. Thanks, MAF
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby Mulligan » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:07 pm

D-Day wrote:Joann (actually Calimera) Park is right here......I used to play and ice skate there, too. It's between Lappin and Pinewood

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

I can see the house I grew up in in this shot


The 7 Mile/Gratiot area is in the news. (Hate to buzzkill the nostalgia.)

http://freep.com/article/20090813/NEWS0 ... ar-old+man

Maddelein & Monarch:
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Depressing video included in this one:
http://freep.com/article/20090814/NEWS0 ... ents-anger
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby middle aged female » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:18 pm

Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:Joann (actually Calimera) Park is right here......I used to play and ice skate there, too. It's between Lappin and Pinewood

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

I can see the house I grew up in in this shot


The 7 Mile/Gratiot area is in the news. (Hate to buzzkill the nostalgia.)

http://freep.com/article/20090813/NEWS0 ... ar-old+man

Maddelein & Monarch:
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Depressing video included in this one:
http://freep.com/article/20090814/NEWS0 ... ents-anger

Saw that yesterday. I was just hoping it wasn't my old house. Turns out it was up the street a few blocks, but still..
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby ldodger » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:17 pm

Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:Joann (actually Calimera) Park is right here......I used to play and ice skate there, too. It's between Lappin and Pinewood

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

I can see the house I grew up in in this shot


The 7 Mile/Gratiot area is in the news. (Hate to buzzkill the nostalgia.)

http://freep.com/article/20090813/NEWS0 ... ar-old+man

Maddelein & Monarch:
Image

Depressing video included in this one:
http://freep.com/article/20090814/NEWS0 ... ents-anger


Yes, depressing. When I saw that picture, my first (unbidden) thought was to think, "FUCK! Wasn't anything taken care of in this city?!?" I'm so tired of seeing once-loved houses just used up and left to rot.

That area has experienced some nasty crime of late. Is this due to other areas of Detroit being picked clean and this is the last area to be destroyed?
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Re: Long, tall grass

Postby D-Day » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:56 pm

Craig wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Craig wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=42.437643,-82.989714&spn=0.006049,0.009624&t=h&z=17

How do you get Google Maps to serve up the url as was done above? I linked to GM via the url above, keyed in an address of interest to me, and got MAF's url.


Id' tell ya, but you fired me, you prick.....


Dear D-Day,

My business is killing, and business is good. Especially since the slackers have been moved to the side.

BTW - that lawsuit thing? Has not even slowed us down.

Sincerly,

Ken/Craig

P.S. Thanks, MAF


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