Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
pretty town here, a lot in a few blocks,
many great features, and walking abounds;
all near nature, fresh air and bird sounds.
George A. Custer, General lived here,
commanded some troops - soon to face fear.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
..bourbon, which is not free, but for the taking.
The Kentucky River flow through town,
and Elk Horn Creek too, where fish abound,
there's plenty of country that surrounds with grace;
with hiking, bike riding and kayak in place.
Friday, May 28, 2010
....Kentucky, a living example of the small town life,
each important in its own way, some have strife;
it's important for us to see,
if it weren't for places like this, there'd be no you or me.
Sure people drive to work at some distant place,
but when they come home, it's a slower pace;
or they work on the farm, daylight to dark,
feeding us all, that's no walk in the park.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
....Ohio, Ol' Larry lived here once,
graduated from high school, not the school dunce;
this town has sure changed a lot,
another small town gone, it's what the interstate brought.
Of course, things were simpler then,
now people can remember what might have been;
small towns seem to disappear,
some grow large, for the others shed a tear.
a city that has earned it's place in history.
Dayton is the home of the Wright brothers and their plane,
There are many companies in Dayton that made a contribution...
to the war effort in WW2, one really helped the nation;
NCR made the Navy Bombe, enigma code breaking machine,
truly a wonder of its time, it's in a museum now, where it can be seen.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
something for everyone, if you look carefully here;
airplane propellers, and long underwear,
so when you're looking, please look with care.
Right on the Miami-Erie Canal, that was used to deliver,
lots of goods between Lake Erie and the Ohio River;
long narrow boats pulled by mules at four miles an hour,
gave way to the railroads, steam and diesel power.
Monday, May 24, 2010
....Ohio, home of the M2 Abrams tank,
so the Army has Lima to thank.
A county seat, a busy place;
not too bad, want to join the race?
Also home to the longest lasting Servicemans Free Canteen,
1942-1970 WW2 to Vietnam, and all the years between,
it served four million troops, with coffee,
87,000 gallons of it - all free!
Middle: Pennsylvania Station, home of the Canteen
Bottom: An M2 Abrams Tank, only one of Limas' products.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
....Ohio, a small town, with a lot going on,
manufacturers of parts for bridges or stuff for your lawn,
once a oil town, but that didn't last,
good for a few years, now a thing of the past.
This, part of Ohio, Northwestern, is busy at times,
they seem to make everything, from packings to chimes,
the railroad still runs and that's pretty neat;
nice little town, may history repeat.
NOTE: The computer is still in the shop, this posting MAY
be intermittent until something is up and running. Thanks
for holding on. Larry and Tehachapi
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
the militias were at the border, but little blood was shed,
a sheriff's deputy was cut, no one was dead.
The deputy was stabbed by Two Stickney,
during the arrest of his brother One Stickney.
Don't you love those names? What history has made,
makes the likes of me and you, look like walking in the shade.
I had to share that story of the Stickney brothers,
but if more reseach was done, I'm sure there are others.
Like the Mud Hens Klinger liked on the MASH TV show,
in a city this big, too many ways to go!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
home to some famous brands, that are no longer around,
Tucker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazier, these are a few,
I have my favorites, how about you?
Some parts of town have been resurrected,
and a lot of that is worth being inspected;
vibrant and alive, it is the living past,
this is a part of life that certainly should last.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
time to put the Buick Plant on the shelf,
that plant is gone, it's been torn down,
there's something new coming to this busy town.
there's lots of things here ready to deliver;
everyone's welcome, noone's left out,
all they need now is a reason to shout!
Monday, May 17, 2010
catchy name, catch title, there was nothing wrong,
it's also caught in the economic drain,
but things are picking up again.
I was born in Saginaw Michigan
I grew up in a house on Saginaw bay
My father was a hardworking Saginaw fisherman
Too man times he came home with too little pay.
From the song "Saginaw Michigan" sung by Lefty Frizzell
Top: Downtown in winter.
Middle: Sunrise on Lake Huron.
Bottom: An autumn walk on the shoreline.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
a town where tourists like to come play,
the town owned campground is busy in summer,
and the footbridge to downtown, shown above, make access no bummer.
The fish are biting, all year 'round,
they're big and fat, had to beat pound for pound,
walleye and perch, I don't know what more,
they're out in Lake Huron, but not far from shore.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
....Michigan, on the Au Sable River,
lumberjacks here are ready to deliver,
BUT their claim to Paul Bunyan,
is to Ol'Larry pure Bald Onion!
The town has beauty, in places and more,
a sand beach on the Inland Sea shore,
this is Lake Huron, at it's very best,
for the past couple of days, a good place to rest.
Top: The Au Sable River at Oscoda.
Middle: The Oscoda Park beach on Lake Huron.
Bottom: The walkway near Foote Dam, a hydro-power project.
Note: The photos weren't well behaved today!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
we've moved to the sunrise side of the state after going through the crown;
This is the place where cement blocks were invented;
and the Besser company keeps making machines, unended.
The harbor stays busy, when the ice is not around,
and opportunities for tourist just seem to abound,
for a serious walker, there is the Alpena-Bi Path, all along Thunder Bay,
it stretches more than sixteen miles, lots to see along the way.
Middle: Alpena viewed from a nearby hill, the large building is the Besser plant.
Bottom: Looking out to Thunder Bay and a foggy morning
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
...of the country, and it's not just a whistle stop.
A busy shipping port, for enriched iron ore,
eight million tons are shipped, that's not too poor.
Fifth snowiest town in the lower forty-eight,
141 annual inches, that's a lot, but it's great...
...for snowmobilers who like to ride,
and it's a source, of Marquette's local pride.
Middle: Presque Isle Point Park, near the shipping pier.
Bottom: Marquette Point Lighthouse.
Monday, May 10, 2010
only a few in winter, in the summer it teems...
..with tourists - who, want to see,
the town and the island, on out great "inland seas."
This is the southern end of the Mackinac Straits bridge,
the other end lands on the Upper Peninsula edge.
to go to the island you'd take a ferry,
or snowmobile in winter, but it would be scarey.
Middle: The Lighthouse Point Light (notice it's made completely of stone).
Bottom: The Village of Mackinac Island, no motor vehicles allowed, only horse carriages, bicycles or snowmobiles in the winter. The entire village is on the National Historic Register.