Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Trip to Michigan

Hi Everybody, I just flew in from Michigan and boy are my arms tired :-) Seriously, I was back home in Michigan for ten days for my thirty-five year reunion. The festivities lasted all weekend, which was draining, but so much fun! I saw people that I had not seen in over thirty-five years. I also got to spend time with some family members (some who are shown above), including some that I had never met before this visit. My son (who resides in Long Beach, California) and my best friend (who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada) met me in Michigan to attend the event.

I was able to visit the Motown Museum for a third time. My son had never visited so myself, my Uncle Malcolm , Aunt Melody and my son headed over to 2648 W. Grand Blvd. for the tour. I always enjoy watching new people be introduced to the history of Motown. There were people in our tour from Tanzania. After leaving the museum we headed over to Detroit Metro Airport to drop my son off for his return to California...Bye Brian!

On Thursday we had a movie day over Malcolm's where we watched some classic movies, "Take A Giant Step", "Dirty Dancing", etc. and ate fresh popped popcorn. Finally last Friday I got a chance to go on Malcolm's radio show "Retro Mix" as a co-host. I had a ball talking about some of my favorite artist and learning a lot about how broadcasting works which was really an exciting experience.

On Saturday some family members and friends came over and we played spades. I was paired with my friend Alma, whom I have know since grade school. After a couple of stumbles we ran everyone we played away from the table. Needless to say I had a ball, I never get to do these kind of things when I am at home. Alas all good things must come to an end and I was happy to be going back home when I left on Monday.

Thomas Wolfe said that you can't go home again. I beg to differ, you can go home, but you just really should not try to stay indefinitely.


Revvy Rev said...

You were right up the road from me, only about 45 min. I had wondered where you were. A lot of nice things going on in Motown in spite of their economic difficulties. But its good to have you back!

Regina said...

My family has tried but never successfully got a family reunion going. Too many people, spread all across the US, money never right, school, job all kinds of things stopping us.

pjazzypar said...

Thanks Rev, glad to be back.

Regina, It wasn't a family reunion, just some of my relatives that live in the city, mostly aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a lot of fun though.

Malcolm said...

It was great seeing you again. I enjoyed myself more than I do at our official family reunions.

Pop Art Diva said...

OMG - am I dense or what? I didn't know Malcolm was your uncle!!! Where have I been, lol?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post May You Live in Interesting Times, I appreciate your support and comments as always.

I wondered where you'd been on OSF - you were on vacation having fun you wise woman, you!

Looking forward to seeing you back on OSF and the other blogs!

Candy Minx said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I enjoyed seeing all the happy faces. Sounds like an awesome trip and visit! I wish next tiem to meet you and Malcolm at the radio program okay? Lets make a plan!

Pop Art Diva said...

Are you not doing the OSF this week? I did mine: Going Steady in the Sixties - Happy Together - The cuddly theme just popped that one right into my head, lol.

Mr.Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) said...

yes pam that was a good time i think we all enjoyed that as much as the re-union cook-out,the bowling trip all was good and the dinner was great too so i hope to fly(scary thought)that way sometime maybe this winter,it was kool seeing brian too that was nice the way you guys planned that trip,also that group pic turned out good too...later niece B.B.

pjazzypar said...

Hey Malcolm, I had an absolute ball, so did Brian. Thanks for the hospitality and for going out of your way to make sure everything flowed smoothly (and it was smooth as silk). Can't wait until next year when we do it again!

Hey Diva, Yes Malcolm is my uncle. You know I love the retro vibe of your blog!

Hey Candy, I left you a comment on your blog. We really have to try to get together next year. I would love to meet you and Stagg.

Hey Uncle, It was really a great time. I can't wait to do it again.

X. Dell said...

(1) Fine looking family, you got.

(2) I miss spades. But what I really miss is bidwhist. I haven't found a good bidwhist app anywhere.

pjazzypar said...

Hey X., I play Bid Whist too! I did not get a chance to play this time, but the last time I was in Michigan I had a good game of Bid Whist going with some friends.