Go’n to town …  to the IGA, FAMILY DOLLAR, ETC.
Michigan pays 10 cents deposit refund … here’s one of the ever–present recycle machines.
 

Yooper ATM machine

Yooper ATM machine

     Maybe it is politically correct to encourage smaller cars … but, with five months of winter here … we NEED heavier, taller vehicles … maybe with four-wheel drive … if we need to get anywhere.  Hear’s the parking lot:

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 See … I REALLY am a BLOGGER! 

Join me in my “Puddit” Campaign … when making a purchase … read the label … if it says other than “Made in America” …
PUDDIT BACK!  DON’T BUY IT!If it says “Made in China” …
PUDDIT BACK!  DON’T BUY IT!     The government does not have to make laws & trade regulations to try to save whatever is left of manufacturers in the USA!     AMERICAN FACTORIES CLOSING: IT IS THE FAULT OF THE USA CITIZENS WHO HAVE INCREASINGLY VOTED WITH THEIR WALLETS … ie … people have been buying foreign-made products, which often are cheaper.  These products are cheaper because of cheaper labor … AND … ALSO OFTEN DO NOT ADHERE TO THE SAME TESTING & STANDARDS AS AMERICAN PRODUCTS.
      WE MUST TAKE IT UPON OURSELVES TO BUY AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS … as much as possible.  It would be great if we would devise labels to make that easier!

 
THIS IS A SITE THAT CAN HELP FIND AMERICAN GOODS:

www.howtobuyamerican.com

Reading   My winter reading project is going thru the many books on history of the Upper Peninsula.  I’m still wading thru this:
Superior Heartland, a Backwoods History” .   It is Library of Congress number  89-90710, in case you want to obtain a copy thru your local library. The two volumes total  1559 pages!
     Mostly, this is an intricate compilation of short, individual pieces of history & biographies … in  chronological order. … starting in the 1800’s. 
There are many illustrations, including maps & old photos.  It is an absolute “Bible” of the history of Marquettee, MI & nearby.  You would be amazed; practically every important family of U.S. history  loved to come to this area, or were linked financially!  You MUST read this!
     I actually finished the 850 pages of Volume One … now, to tackle Volume Two!
Here is where some of his books are available online.

 

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