Monday, January 26, 2009

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Go'n to town ... to the IGA, FAMILY DOLLAR, ETC.

Michigan pays 10 cents deposit refund ... here's one of the ever--present recycle machines ... think of it as a Yooper ATM machine!
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Maybe it is politically correct to encourage smaller cars ... but, with five months of winter here ... we NEED heavier, taller vehicles ... maybe with four-wheel drive ... if we need to get anywhere. Here's the parking lot:

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THIS IS FROM THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OFFFICIAL WEBSITE

TODAY ... JANUARY 26, it is Michigan's birthday


See ... I REALLY am a BLOGGER!


Join me in my "Puddit" Campaign ... when making a purchase ... read the label ... if it says other than "Made in America" ...

PUDDIT BACK! DON'T BUY IT!

If it says "Made in China" ... PUDDIT BACK! DON'T BUY IT!

The government does not have to make laws & trade regulations to try to save whatever is left of manufacturers in the USA!

AMERICAN FACTORIES CLOSING: IT IS THE FAULT
OF THE USA CITIZENS WHO HAVE INCREASINGLY VOTED WITH THEIR WALLETS
... ie ... people have been buying foreign-made products, which often are cheaper. These products are cheaper because of cheaper labor ... AND ... ALSO OFTEN DO NOT ADHERE TO THE SAME TESTING & STANDARDS AS AMERICAN PRODUCTS.

WE MUST TAKE IT UPON OURSELVES TO BUY AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS ... as much as possible. It would be great if we would devise labels to make that easier!


THIS IS A SITE THAT CAN HELP FIND AMERICAN GOODS:

http://www.howtobuyamerican.com/




Reading
My winter reading project is going thru the many books on history of the Upper Peninsula. I'm still wading thru this:

Superior Heartland, a Backwoods History" .
It is Library of Congress number 89-90710, in case you want to obtain a copy thru your local library. The two volumes total 1559 pages!

Mostly, this is an intricate compilation of short, individual pieces of history & biographies ... in chronological order. ... starting in the 1800's.
There are many illustrations, including maps & old photos. It is an absolute "Bible" of the history of Marquettee, MI & nearby. You would be amazed; practically every important family of U.S. history loved to come to this area, or were linked financially! You MUST read this!

I actually finished the 850 pages of Volume One ... now, to tackle Volume Two!

Here is where some of his books are available online.






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2 comments:

madcobug said...

We have a really small car and it does have 4 wheel drive. It might be to low to go through all that snow though LOL. I would love to read books online if not for this sitting problem. Helen

Dr.John said...

I used to love standing in line for the pop ATM machine.
Happy birthday Michigan.
Sounds like a great book to read.