Saturday morning market.

Finally, sun. Finally, spring. Happy Easter to all.


Posted at 11:16 am in Detroit life, iPhone, Uncategorized |

35 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. beb said on March 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I am agog that “traditionalist” Catholics are outraged that when the Pope washed the feet of 12 people, two of them were women’s feet. This is apparently against Church law. In acknowledging that woman are people, too, I’m beginning to like this guy.

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  2. Minnie said on March 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Outrage seems to be the usual response to most anything these days. Have to admit I’m right there amongst the outraged when it comes to right-wing antics, including those of these traditional religicos.

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  3. kayak woman said on March 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Envious! I have only been to the Eastern Market once, last summer. I bought a big metal “hicken” (chicken). Will have to go again one of these days. Also, snow is in the forecast again (as I’m sure you know…)

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  4. brian stouder said on March 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Kayak – long-time, no-see! (or at least, it sure seems that way)

    We have snow in the forecast, too – but it’s not supposed to amount to anything.

    Pretty lilies

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  5. Prospero said on March 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Judy Garland says Happy Easter:

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  6. Deborah said on March 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Back in Santa Fe. It’s spring! Hallelujah! Happy Easter everyone.

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  7. coozledad said on March 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Just a’ wavin that American Nazi flag, McCrory is. This state is ripe for another federal occupation: this goddamn time they need to try and hang the perps.

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  8. brian stouder said on March 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Good God, Cooz; that article describes a completely inexcusable and unacceptable institutional evil.

    This excerpt made me say an expletive out loud:

    State Historic Sites Director Keith Hardison had said Thursday the flag should be viewed in what he called the proper historical context. “Our goal is not to create issues,” said Hardison, a Civil War re-enactor and history buff. “Our goal is to help people understand issues of the past. … If you refuse to put something that someone might object to or have a concern with in the exhibit, then you are basically censoring history.”

    and then this one points right at what SHOULD have been a bright, blinking, neon sign that says “I hate niggers”…in fact, I think this really indicates that the guy’s hiring was no mistake at all:

    Prior to taking his current job in North Carolina in 2006, Hardison worked as director at the Mississippi home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which is operated as a museum and library owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group has led the fight in the South for the proud display of the Confederate flag, which it contends is a symbol of heritage, not hate. Hardison said the battle flag was displayed with other flags described in the diary of a North Carolina woman who visited the Capitol in 1863. A large U.S. flag displayed in the Senate chamber is reminiscent of a trophy of war captured from Union troops at the Battle of Plymouth.

    “I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful to recreate this?” Hardison said. “I think we were all thinking along the same vein. The Capitol is both a working seat of government, in that the governor and his staff has his office there. But it is also a museum.”

    Of late, Oxy-Rush and the rest of the flying monkeys of the right-wing airwaves have been touting the one prominent black man they can find that says nice things about their racist GOP, and they’ve taken to trying to reclaim Lincoln for the Republican party. Good luck with that, eh? (Abe couldn’t win a single southern state back in the 19th century, and he sure as hell couldn’t win one nowadays, either)

    Calling this sort of shit “willful ignornance” is too kind

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  9. brian stouder said on March 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    …it’s more like racist hatred with an unmistakeable bit of genocidal zeal at base

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  10. coozledad said on March 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I know Democrats who kept saying McCrory wasn’t a bad mayor in Charlotte- that he’d govern from the middle, because there’s no money in the old cousinfucking cross burning ways. They were fucking wrong. They don’t understand Republicans and how it hardens their shrivelled pink dicks to govern with an eye solely to vandalism.
    The only people who understand how to deal with these lowlifes have military training, and they understand which flag represents them.

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  11. beb said on March 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    It was such a nice day that my daughter and I decided to take a walk in the Detroit Zoo, little knowing that the zoo had organized an Easter fun day called “Bunnyville.” The place was packed. The parking lots were full, cars were parking on the grass anywhere there was open space. Even an open field across Woodward Blvd was filled. It’s great to see so many people enjoying the zoo, and that they had such a nice day for their event.

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  12. Connie said on March 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The documentary was the one about the Cowsills. My first ever concert, at a hall in downtown Grand Rapids where years later I saw Harry Chapin and PDQ Bach. The music in the documentary made me smile.

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  13. Prospero said on March 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Do they still run the small gauge train at the Detroit Zoo?

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  14. LAMary said on March 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    There are a couple of narrow gauge trains not far from Santa Fe. One is in Colorado, the Silverton Durango train, the other is the Cumbres and Toltec railroad. Are they still running Deborah? I had a metal sculpture teacher in college who got the job of casting iron parts for the Cumbres and Toltec line.

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  15. MarkH said on March 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    The Silverton Durango train still runs Mary:

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  16. Deborah said on March 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    There is an old train that runs from Chama, New Mexico to somewhere in Colorado that I know of, and I vaguely remember an old train that runs out of Durango, so I really don’t know if the trains you are asking about still exist, LA Mary.

    Speaking of trains, I was scheduled to return to Chicago via Amtrak from Lamy, NM, this Thursday, the 4th, but after this roadtrip up to Chicago and back to get this architectural model the thought of hopping on a train for 24 hours is not appealing so I changed my trip back to Chicago to the following Tues, April 9th. That gives me a whole weekend in Santa Fe where the weather is glorious. Yay.

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  17. MarkH said on March 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’m fortunate enough to have the National Elk Refuge a few miles to the north of me, sandwiched between Grand Teton Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the town of Jackson. If you visit often enough and can stick around you’ll see coyotes and wolves among the elk and bison. Rarely, if at all, will you see mountain cats, at least in daylight. But last Thursday a Refuge biologist was able to catch this little coyote/cougar drama:

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  18. alex said on March 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Yikes, just got home and see they’re running that crappy old Charlton Heston Moses movie in prime time on ABC. I thought that shit ended back in the 1960s along with hosing black people and discharging nuclear waste into the Potomac. What’s up with that?

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  19. MarkH said on March 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    It’s shown every Passover, Alex.

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  20. LAMary said on March 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Deborah, that’s the Cumbres and Toltec, the one that originates in Chama. The guy who taught me how to weld and how to pour bronze made the spare parts for that train. It’s not like you can get them in Pep Boys.

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  21. MichaelG said on March 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The weather has been fabulous here for the last few days. Last night (Friday) I sat with a couple of friends outside on the patio of a bistro and had drinks and appetizers. What a pleasant evening. It was the first time this year that I’ve left the house without a jacket. Rain is on the schedule for Easter.

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  22. beb said on March 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Pros: The Detroit Zoo still has their small train / trolley but it only runs during summer. They should have dragged it out early for the Bunnyville event yesterday. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to get to the far end of the zoo and not have enough oomph to get back to the exit.

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  23. Prospero said on March 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Bob Seger is on the road again and has an album due in August. I find that invigorating.

    Easter Mass was long this morning, but the music was fantastic. Members of the local symphony played Parts of The Messiah, and some rip-roaring cornet and Frehch horn accompaniment for Jesus Christ is Risen Today, maybe my favorite hymn. They played this wonderful Mozart piece for natural horn while the congregation assembled. Lots of C&Es:

    MarkH@17: Great photos of the lions and coyotes. Those cats look like juveniles. I hope mom showed up if things got too threatening.

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  24. basset said on March 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Well, our local Kurdish New Year festival got rained out (for the second time, the actual new year is well past) so I don’t have to work today, might go for a hike or something while the ham is cooking. Church is not part of our program.

    MarkH, our state fish & game agency has had good results reintroducing elk in the East Tennessee mountains and has built a deck over some food plots where you can go watch ’em:

    Even at a distance, they are impressively large.

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  25. Catherine said on March 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    The Cumbres & Toltec is lovingly restored and a nice ride if you’re into vintage narrow gauge steam trains; though not as dramatic as the Durango & Silverton. Meanwhile I spent a day of spring break on the Skunk Train:

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  26. Prospero said on March 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Another aspect altogether of doctors and the internet.

    A new season of Call the Midwife starts tonight. Great show.

    We’ve got 70s forecast all of next week, and the pool guys were here yesterday to open both of our pools.

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  27. Suzanne said on March 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Happy Easter to all! At least there is sun where I am and temps above freezing. Now that is definitely something to celebrate!

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  28. MarkH said on March 31, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Pros @23 – definitely juvies there. Apparently Mom was nowhere to be seen, so they may be off on their own already. Both got away fro the coyotes.

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  29. Dorothy said on March 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Alex my dad had a corny joke for just about every situation you can think of. When it came to the movie The Ten Commandments, he’d see that was scheduled to run on television and EVERY year he’d say “Oh, look what’s on tonight?! Did you know that movie is so long they have to run the first five tonight and then the next five tomorrow night?” Every.Single.Year.

    We were expected our son and daughter-in-law to come for dinner but girly is sick with the flu. So we dashed down with a big ol’ care package for them and just got home – Mike’s City ham (spicy brown mustard/crushed ginger snap cookies/Maker’s Mark drizzled on the exterior), haluski and hot cheesy potatoes, plus some Easter candy, delivered about 90 minutes ago. His Call to Duty ceremony is this Friday, then we say good-bye to him for approximately a year. Deployment begins sometime in late May or early June.

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  30. MichaelG said on March 31, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    It’s a birthday for the old lady across the street who sells drugs. She’s 82. They’re having a big party and bbq and there are lots of kids in the yard hunting Easter eggs.

    The Skunk Train. God, I haven’t been on that in 35-40 years. Haven’t even thought of it for years. I used to have friends who had a ranch just outside of Willits that fronted on the rail line. We would wave beer cans at the people on the Skunk when it passed. I spent July Fourth of 1976 there. My then girl friend and I slept in the hay loft in the barn. Our activities that night got the horses all riled up. I haven’t thought of that night in a long time.

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  31. Jolene said on March 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I learn so much from this blog. Never heard of haluski, but now, thanks to Dorothy and Google, I know what it is. Maybe I’ll get lucky, and it will show up as an a crossword puzzle. Or I’ll get the right letters to make it in Words with Friends.

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  32. Deborah said on March 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    My favorite Easter hymn, Love Has Come Again Like Wheat Arising Green. Brings tears to my eyes every time.

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  33. Charlotte said on March 31, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Holy crap — a Louisville player came down wrong and wound up with an open compound fracture of both his tibia and fibula?!? Thank goodness it was gorgeous and I was gardening all day — and thank goodness the internet clips are labeled “extremely gory” — ugh. NCAA is deeply problematic. I hardly think the kid’s fine Louisville education is going to see him through now that his basketball career is over.

    Gorgeous here — sunny, warm, I spend the whole day in the garden puttering and then reading most of a Swedish (non-gory) mystery. Exactly what I needed. I’ve had a bad case of monkey-mind lately. Himself went horn hunting (for elk antlers) all day — turkey and spuds in the oven for a late Easter dinner.

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  34. Sherri said on March 31, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Kevin Ware, the Louisville kid, is only a sophomore, and per NCAA rules, Louisville is under no obligation to continue his scholarship to finish his fine Louisville education if he can no longer play basketball. The NCAA does not exist to protect the “student-athlete”.

    I’m not saying that Louisville won’t continue to provide a scholarship to Ware; they probably will. I’m saying that the NCAA is a deeply corrupt organization.

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  35. Jolene said on April 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

    It’s not clear that he won’t be able to play. Broken legs heal. I wasn’t following this story, but, flipping past CBS, I heard someone mention a football player who’d recovered and returned to play after a similar injury.

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