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Johnlodge
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Post Number: 4334
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Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With the year winding down, I'd like to remember my favorite thread from this past year.

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/91697/92879.html
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 1700
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Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haha. Thanks for the memories, JL!
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Gistok
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Post Number: 5968
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Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 1:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL... yeah Johnlodge, that thread and the potato chip that looks like Jesus... are the highlights of 2007! :-)
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1953
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Post Number: 1507
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 1:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Its got to be Quicken!
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5805
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Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good thread. jjaba musta missed it on his way down Woodward. Why the curve in Woodward, anyways?
jjaba.
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Gsgeorge
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Post Number: 502
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Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From when it was widened, jjaba. You should know, you were around back then anyway right!? ;-)
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Eriedearie
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Post Number: 429
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 8:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've read through the thread that Johnlodge posted and I laughed till my sides hurt! I said it before and I'll say again - you guys are too funny! The things you all do with pictures plus your commentary give me plenty to laugh about! :-)
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5808
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Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gsgeorge, jjaba ain't THAT old, although his relatives wrote letters back to France for Antoine dela mothe Cadillac, back in his heyday.

jjaba.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 5986
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Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 3:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba, that particular curve in Woodward where the Garfield Building (on the left) is located was because the folks in the 1930's who were planning the widening of Woodward were working out of the Garfield Building.

They didn't want to disrupt themselves (just everyone else!), and the Garfield Building was spared a face-ectomy... such as that received by many of the Woodward buildings, Churches, and the Majestic Theatre during the Woodward widening.
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Detrola
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Post Number: 63
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My favorite thread would be any that mentions DULY"S
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Blueidone
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Post Number: 166
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My favorite has got to be the thread that brought me to DetroitYes! in the first place...the discussion about the ribbon farms in Detroit. Had I not been searching for information on those for my grandkids, I never would have found these great discussions.

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you...and may the New Year bring you Peace and Happiness!
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Jeduncan
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Post Number: 162
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 10:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hans, looks like you're famous.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 11157
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Blueidone,

I just learned a few weeks ago that my Polish grandparent's home on Plummer off Junction, just north of Vernor where Holy Redeemer sits, was one of the original ribbon homes.

Couldn't believe it.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5814
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gannon, did you receive your gift from jjaba?

Blueidone, this Forum is amazing. Nno matter what you Google about Detroit, this Forum is one of the first items to pop up, and Google seems to be current in the middle of our posts. Lowell, you are amazing.

The Forum popped up when I Googled Charles Agree just yesterday.

jjaba, The Source.
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Eastside61
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Post Number: 688
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 2:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Best Threads are about the EASTSIDE....where JJaba went to school and has agreed to meet at the foot of Lakewood this summer to go fishin' with GB and Myself.....
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Newport1128
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Post Number: 151
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 12:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Favorite(s): All the nostalgia threads, especially those about Eastside Catholic Schools, the Civic Center and Harper Woods.

Least Favorite(s): Any threads taken over by those with racist agendas - black or white.
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Bigb23
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Post Number: 145
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That thread made me laugh out loud.
The people here can really make threads take off in unexpected ways.
Thanks for the link!
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Waz
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Post Number: 240
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 10:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anything by Ookpik.
Anything by Tponetom.

And this Outer Drive one is looking pretty cool.

Oh, and the one that started off about talking to panhandlers or something like that, then turned into a huge music discussion!
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Raptor56
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Post Number: 230
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 12:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I still fondly recall the thread that started out as a bit of useless trivia regarding the origins of Cheesecake Factory, then morphed into a debate about the morality of inviting a Cheesecake Factory (or other large chain restaurants) into our fine downtown business district.

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/107211/107087.html
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Alsodave
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Post Number: 830
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 1:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I look forward to this thread every year:

Zulu's Kwanzaa thread
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 5841
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Waz, Ookpik's pics. are jjaba's pick too.
That was a wonderful series, eh.

Anything Gistok, Hornwrecker, Ray1936, or MikeM are really excellent.

jjaba.
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Michmeister
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Post Number: 273
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 4:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anything from the "Oldtimers" who tell us the stories about how good it used to be, as well as the problems that were to be solved. It reminds us that if we put our nose to the grindstone, that city can and will more than just get back on its feet. jjaba, Tponetom, Ray1936 et al , you know who you are! Keep educating, sooner or later they will notice that the C of D isn`t a dump, it`s just been dumped upon.

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