“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Bad sign for Detroit ...
Friday, June 12, 2009

-Just got back from orientation at Denison University in Ohio, where my daughter is going to college this fall. It's filled with, among other people, children from wealthy Midwestern families.

I was sitting next to two young ladies and asked them where they were from. They both answered, "Michigan."

"Where?" I pressed them.

They both told me the names of their hometowns, which I recognized as affluent Detroit suburbs.

"Where exactly is that?"I pressed, knowing very well.

"Close to Canada" said one.

"By Lake St. Clair," said another.

WHAT I WANTED TO SAY: "Oh, you mean DEE-troit!"
WHAT I SAID: "Oh ... well, that sounds beautiful. I love Canada. And I love lakes."


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