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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 2046
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is another question that needs to be asked.

Uhaul? Movers? Put wheels on the house and drive off?
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Crew
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Post Number: 1218
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Strapped Grannie to the top of the pick-up and headed North
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you move to Bever-lee?
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Crew
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yep, with our cee-ment swimmin hole
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Mikem
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We walked. Put everything in two garbage bags and a wheelbarrow and walked down Harper, beyond the city limits until we found a nice tree to camp under. It took three days (a summer thunderstorm drenched us, and we had to wait for a big puddle near Cadieux to dry up). My sister was so covered in mosquito bites, we thought she might not make it. I try not to remember it, but we passed a few who didn't make it.

Thanks, DialH, for bringing this neglected topic the much needed attention it deserves!
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Crew
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mikem, thanks man, I just spit out banana all over my desk
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Bobj
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

took the subway - oops, wrong city
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Club_boss
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They got on their camels and hoofed it to Dearborn.
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 801
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

... they left it a mess.
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Quozl
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Post Number: 437
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Same way we got to the BIG D in 2002, we packed all our junk in the GEO:



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Exmotowner
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Post Number: 202
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That car picture has me rolling! LOL! Its probably very true though.

How did I leave though? Partner came to TN first and I supported us till he got a job then when he got a job, I moved. I think it ws 87. And just opposite the Beverly Hillbillies, I moved TO Bugtussle!!!
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Gistok
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Post Number: 4131
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I knew it was only a matter of time until this thread got started... :-)

Now where's Jethrine....
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Bibs
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 2:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Grandma and Grandpa sold their place in Detroit, packed their bags and hopped on a flight to Florida.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very carefully.
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Skulker
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The most recent ones that left the city, left somberly in a large black hearse inside a casket as they died peaceably here and are now interred in a Southfield cemetary.

Before that, they never left the City and got buried in Detroit. We've been here so long, we are running out of plots and have to send our folks to the burbs for burial.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 4134
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah yes Skulker, but under Jackie Currie, we could still count them as city voters, even though they "reside" in the burbs! :-)
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Eric_w
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Post Number: 113
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rented a truck.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was the late 70s, so we roller skated. My dad even got me one of those Ron Popiel FM transmitting micro phones, "Hey good lookin' catch ya later" I said to our soon to be former neighbors.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 4:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cambrian, the life of the party ...
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 811
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, Cambrian, you left in a car. I have the picture to prove it!



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Cambrian
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Post Number: 997
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's great nerd! Just like I remember it from channel 20.
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Savannahsmiles
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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I headed south in a rented bright, shiny, orangy yellow Hertz Penske big truck.

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