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  •  I lived in Marshall for 3 years. (10+ / 0-)

    Job brought me there, and loss of job moved me away.

    I figured I'd hate MI - can't stand cold weather.  But Marshall is a gorgeous town and I found myself wanting to stay after the job ended.

    I tried, I really did.  Managed to stay an extra year by commuting to a job in South Bend, IN.  But even 3 years ago the job market was very tight in MI.

    I ended up getting a job in NM and I still miss Marshall.  One of the nicest places I've ever lived.

    "But your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"--Prine 4220+ dead Americans. Bring them home.

    by Miss Blue on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 09:06:21 PM PST

    •  Jeez...a trip down memory lane (7+ / 0-)

      When I was a college student attending U of Michigan in the 70's(I was from Connecticut), I got a job working minimum wage(less than $2.50 an hour) at a small factory in Marshall's making gas regulators for RV's.  Progressive Dynamics.  I used to LOVE my sweet roll from the bakery called Louie's on the main drag in Marshall.  But I hated that job.  

      The management was fighting off a unionization push by the underpaid women(all the women were working at mind-numbing jobs; men were the assh^le managers)...they quickly determined that I was a commie-pinko from U of M( but in those days if factories hired a college student for the summer, they got a tax break so they didn't fire me). The owners were thrilled when the unionization effort failed, and when I went back to Ann Arbor.

      Fond memories of Michigan..bass fishing on Clear Lake by Big Rapids, those beautiful dunes on Lake Michigan, canoeing on the Pine River,  Petoskey stones, cherries from Traverse City.   I hate to hear things have gotten so miserable there... Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice:  it's a beautiful place.  

      If Liberals Hated America, We'd Vote Republican

      by QuarterHorseDem on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 09:46:03 PM PST

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