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Friday, October 28, 2016


Join us as We visit the Zogdawa Pow Wow in Ausable Michigan before it's discontinuance.

Barry Stutesman visits with an organizer, the late Susie Nighawan (Fox Lady) who tells him how the event was organized and what the response was to the event's premier in Ausable Michigan in Iosco county back in the 1990s.

While visiting the second annual event our guests included not only Fox Lady...but Native American Linguist Kenny Pheasant. Kenny Pheasant gives an optomistic outlook on the growing interest in the next generation in their search for their Native American Roots.

Also in this historic segment we visit with a "Jingle dress" dancer and feature historic footage of Oscoda historian Jerry Wangler.

Although the Zogdawa Pow Wow faded into the sunset...It's inspiration continued with countless Native Americans and Non Natives alike acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of Michigan's true Native Michiganders.


To experience an authentic Pow Wow click on this link for a Michigan Pow Wow Schedule

You may contact Kenny Pheasant at (231) 398-6892 or email Kenny at

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sunday Dinner at Grandma's

Sunday Dinner at Grandma's Cookbook

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 2016 Date Set In Stone! It's The 3rd Annual N. Michigan Hearse Car Show & Cruise!

The Northern Michigan Hearse Cruise will be hosting their third annual car show and cruise. This two day event begins Friday May 27th From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Gaylord under the Pavilion. “The hearse come from across the country.” Said Jeff Morey, founder of the cruise. “We have had cars from New York, Ohio, Indiana and all over our great state in the last 2 years.”

Saturday May 28th features a car cruise, traveling from Gaylord to Alpena.

Stopping for 2 hours in the towns of Atlanta, Hillman, and Alpena. Starting at 9 a.m. and going until 5 p.m. Displaying the unique vehicles at no cost to the public. “It is a great time for the entire family” Jeff informed us, “Each car has its own display, showing the owners distinct personality and love for their coach.”

Barry Stutesman of Michigan Magazine & Forbidden Michigan TV sat with organizer Jeff Morey back in 2014 in preparation for the very first cruise. Enjoy the excitment and enthusiasm of the planning Special addition to the cruise this year, They will be taking donations on behalf of the Huron Humane Society. "As we are having fun sharing our vehicles with the public. We have found an opportunity to do something good for a great organization" Jeff said excitedly "We are going to chose a charity every year that helps benefit our local community. This being our first time, what better charity than an animal shelter that serves Alpena county."

Find more information on the Northern Michigan Hearse Cruise on the web Click HERE! or call Jeff at 989-390-1133.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Where were YOU in 1977?

Seems like only yesterday....the sky seemed bluer....the air smelled fresher....we had much more energy....and the world was ours with just a click of the dial...:-)

Those were the days my friend..they called it 1977...:-)

Friday, January 1, 2016

THIS TIME FOR KEEPS on Mackinac Island Michigan!

Everyone remembers the classic movie SOMEWHERE IN TIME....but few remember another wonderful romantic film shot on the island in 1947 called THIS TIME FOR KEEPS staring Esther Williams

It spotlighted winter and summer on the island when the only way to this vacation getaway was by "ship"....yes by ship!...Check it out!

This Time For Keep original 1947 theater trailer

If you love the "island"...I think you'll love to pick up one of these keepsakes.

Nothing can compare to the romance of Mackinac Island Michigan....Am I right?......Of course....

What a time period that was...the 1940s!

Here ,for your viewing pleasure, is a wonderful MovieTone presentation on the ISLE OF MACKINAC!

Of course another extremely popular motion picture filmed on the island was SOMEWHERE IN TIME....

I thought you'd enjoy this small glimpse of Somewhere in Time Weekend 2002 - When Jane Seymour Returned to Mackinac...

There are places on the island that are soooo tranquil....even on a busy day!

In 2015 my grandson and I traveled to the island for a day of hiking, biking and enjoying the summer sun!

The downtown area was packed with tourists BUT we ventured off the beaten path discovering many places of solitude..such as this shaded lane.

Here we sat on chilled marble benches listened and spoke to each other in whispered tones...It seemed so right....I think this is a "memory" made for generations....

This year I hope you can "Make it to the Island!

For much more on the cast, crew and filming of the movie THIS TIME FOR KEEPS...CLICK HERE!