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Reply #3: We took the Michigan Ave. streetcar all the way to Woodward. [View All]

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:48 PM
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3. We took the Michigan Ave. streetcar all the way to Woodward.
Past Livernois. Past Junction. Past Western Market. Followed quickly by the horrible smell from the Hygrade plant, I dreaded that spot, especially during the sweltering summer days. Soon after, Briggs Stadium. Downtown was just a minute or two away.

I remember shopping (tagging along, really) in Kerns. Across the street was J.L. Hudson's with its magical 12th floor. No place on Earth could have been as special as that 12th floor. Every toy ever conceived by the mind of man was there.

Lunch was usually at the counter of Kinsels. That place was SRO every time I was there. I do remember that nothing at Kinsels tasted like anything I'd tasted before. My very first encounter with fast food.

The streetcar ride home was both anticipated and feared. Hygrade's. Once past it, I could concentrate on the the sights, sounds, and the unmistakable feel of steel wheels on steel tracks.

Special.

That's the only way to describe streetcars.

I got that feeling only one time after. Took the wife and kids to San Francisco. Guess what they remember from that trip.


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