Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

When sitting down with a WWII vet, you never know how, or if, conversations will unfold. Some veterans have a lifetime of stories to tell, others choose not to share any of the details of the war that wiped out over 400,000 American soldiers. During my time with Robert Miller, he was gracious enough to … Continue reading Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

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Honoring Joe Jeffries, WWII Vet

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeffries at this year's Memorial Day parade. As I walked past him, the words "World War II" on his hat caught my eye and I had to do a double take. Fighting back tears, I stopped to thank him for his service. He must have noticed the look of … Continue reading Honoring Joe Jeffries, WWII Vet

Methodist Children’s Home: 100 Years

If you've ever driven on 6 Mile Rd, between Beech Daly and Inkster, you have likely seen The Methodist Children's Home Society, commonly referred to as Children's Village. A short brick wall carrying the name separates the continuous traffic flow of this busy road from this peaceful, park-like property. One of the few buildings visible … Continue reading Methodist Children’s Home: 100 Years

Redford’s “Home on Stilts”

I know what you're thinking..... "HUH?!" At the very end of Western Golf Course is a unique home. Before 1969, this low-lying parcel only contained a Township pumphouse. The brick structure served as the operations center for township sewage treatment. Sounds delightful, right? After the Township vacated the property, the building became a dangerous eyesore. … Continue reading Redford’s “Home on Stilts”