Summers in Detroit
MORE SUMMERTIME MEMORIES
Good Humor Man
Mr. Softee trucks
Ice cream from your local creamery
Ice cold Vernor's or Faygo
Swimming at your local park's swimming pool
(the smell of Coppertone / the worst sunburns in your life)
Picnics at Belle Isle
Children's Petting Zoo
Bob-Lo Boat and Bob-Lo Island
Walled Lake Amusement Park
Walled Lake Casino
Kiddieland Amusement ParkSchool 'Recreation' Programs
Outdoor concerts / "Grassers"
Detroit Dragway / Motor City Dragway / Motor City Speedway
Detroit River hydroplane races
Crusin' Woodward, Telegraph, Gratiot or 8 Mile
Sundays at church with no air-conditioning
Riding your bike until the streetlights came on
Ice chips from the Ice Man
Shopping in one of the new air-conditioned malls
Walking under the beautiful elm trees
Applying OFF!, 6-12 or calamine lotion
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Best of all:
NO SCHOOL FOR 3 MONTHS!
PHOTOS OF DETROIT SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES
July 31, 2008TIGER STADIUM GETS REPRIEVE FROM COUNCIL
WORTH WATCHINGDetroit: City on the Move (1965)
Narrated by Jerome P. Cavanagh, Mayor of Detroit
In 1965, the City of Detroit commissioned the Jam Handy company to
produce a promotional film to support
an unsuccessful bid for the Olympics.
It features many of the city's notable landmarks.
WATCH THE VIDEO:
DETROIT: CITY ON THE MOVE
(PARTS 1 & 2)
A big thanks to Larry Caudill for letting me know about this video.
Motor City Moments
Ron T. of 104.3 WOMC / Detroit
recorded 17 podcasts, all streaming and/or downloadable,
covering such topics as
Captain Jolly, Soupy Sales, George Pierrot, Faygo,
Detroit Dragway, Bozo the Clown, Better Made, Belle Isle,
Swingin' Time (an interview with its creator, Art Cervi), and more.
CLICK THIS LINK FOR ALL OF RON'S PODCASTS
MOTOR CITY MOMENTS
Home In Detroit:
Where They Lived...in the Motor City
BY T. BURTON
From Jimmy Hoffa to Walter Reuther, Dennis Archer,
Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Mike Wallace, Marvin Gaye,
Smokey Robinson, Jerome Bettis, Malcolm X, and many more.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will
be donated to Motor City Blight Busters.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO ORDER
WORTH A LOOK
Book Sheds Light on Where a
Host of Former Detroiters Once Lived
Neal Rubin / The Detroit News
This house on Lakepointe Street was once home to
a former Detroiter and famous Hollywood celebrity. But who?
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE:
'WHERE DETROITERS ONCE LIVED'
FROM THE DETROIT MEMORIES
Occasionally I receive emails I feel would be of interest
to our Detroit Memories Newsletter subscribers.
With the permission of the authors, I'll publish them.
BOB TALBERT (1936-1999)
I'm Bob Talbert's ex-wife, and looking through this list did bring back some wonderful memories, as I now live in North Carolina.
Bob began at the Detroit Free Press in 1968, and was there until he died in 1999, pretty long stint. He was always involved with J.P McCarthy, Bill Bonds, and that crowd, so there is definitely a generation who will always remember him. When he first arrived in Detroit, Doc Greene was the popular columnist, but after his death, I always felt that Bob filled that spot well. Also, we were, at one time, neighbors of Art Cervi (Bozo the Clown). My son practices medicine in Madison Heights, so I continue to have an interest in Michigan.
I am actually in North Carolina, where I grew up, went to several cities before going to Detroit. Bob and I divorced in 1972, but I remained there until 1980 when I went to Asheville, NC, then to Charlotte, then to Mooresville, then back to my hometown of Lexington. Bob and I always remained good friends, even though he remarried, and I continue to be friends with his widow.
I'll continue to check your web page from time to time.
LADY OF CHARM
The Lady of Charm (Edythe Fern Melrose) would prepare her dishes making an absolute mess of the kitchen. The camera would then pan across the scene and the Lady of Charm, who then was in her very early 50s, would turn to her assistant and say "Now Mattie, if you will clean up, I will move to the next dish."
I recall The Lady of Charm's assistant on her TV show. Her name was Mattie Mack.
My mother always would shout at the TV, "THAT'S WHAT I NEED!"
Formerly from Detroit & Ferndale, now living in Boynton Beach, FL
HAVE A HUMOROUS 50s, 60s or 70s STORY ABOUT DETROIT TO SHARE?
Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It just might appear in the next Newsletter!
Dave Bing is the 64-year-old founder and president of the Bing Group,
an automotive supply company and a real estate developer
whose latest project is a condo development on the city's waterfront.
But we know him better from his days with the Detroit Pistons.
In 1966 Bing joined the NBA as a first round pick of the Pistons,
where in his rookie year he scored 1,601 points (20.0 points per game)
and was named the NBA Rookie Of The Year.
The next year, he used his sweet shooting touch to lead the
NBA in scoring with 2,142 points (27.1 points per game).
Bing averaged 20.3 points and 6 assists per game in his 12 NBA seasons,
played in seven NBA All-Star Games (1968, 1969, 1971–1976,
and winning the 1976 NBA All-Star Game MVP Award), was named to the
All-NBA First Team twice in 1968 and 1969, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bing went on to become a successful businessman, founding The Bing Group
(www.binggroup.com) in the Detroit area after his retirement.
The company, among other things, supplies metal stampings to the auto industry.
At the 1990 NBA All-Star Game, he received the Schick Achievement Award
for his work after his NBA career. His number 21 was retired by the Detroit Pistons,
and in 1996, he was named as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all time.
In 1989, the city of Detroit announced plans to cancel all sports programs
in public high schools as part of a budgetary-crisis cutback.
Bing launched a campaign that raised $373,000 to save the programs.
As it turned out, Detroit voters approved tax increases,
but Bing still had the money turned over to the schools, no strings attached.
Bing recently told the Detroit Free Press he would consider running for Mayor of Detroit.
Information gathered from various websites, including Wikipedia
WOULD YOU BE SUPPORTIVE OF DAVE BING
IF HE DECIDED TO RUN FOR MAYOR OF DETROIT?
DEADLINE FOR SURVEY IS AUGUST 30, 2008.
THE RESULTS WILL APPEAR IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF THE DETROIT MEMORIES NEWSLETTER.
DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
$20 Detroit Historical Society members / $30 Guests
Saturday, August 2 * 11 a.m.
Foran's Irish Pub
Saturday, August 9 * 11 a.m.
Fox Theatre Tour and Organ Performance
Saturday, August 16 * 9 a.m.
Mt. Elliott Cemetery Walking Tour
Saturday, August 23 * 2 p.m.
JOIN A TOUR
Something nostalgic for yourself or someone you know.
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