Sunday, June 28, 2009

Very early or a little eight?

Sorry, Meaghan, I'm just a "little eight" with this birthday message. I hope it was happy!

I Found Marie!

Marie's Deli was my favorite place in Houghton back when I was just getting to know the town in the early 2000's. On one trip up there I was disappointed to find Marie's was gone along with her heavenly Mediterranean food. Fast forward almost a decade to last weekend in Grand Rapids. Mark, Mary, and I spent an enjoyable morning downtown checking out Matt's new house and browsing through shops and the farmer's market. Mary suggested a good spot for lunch called Marie Catrib's. The menu was eclectic with a wide variety of Mediterranean and other dishes ~ everything sounded delightful. As I read the back of the menu it all came together...Marie moved to Michigan from Lebanon...first restaurant was in Houghton, Mi.....worked at the Biltmore Estate in N.C.....pastry chef....dreamed of being her own boss...followed her heart back to Michigan!! I found Marie!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodbye, Icons of the 1970's

We lost 2 major icons of the 70's today, Michael Jackson, "King of Pop", and Farrah Fawcett, one of Charlie's Angels, and sexy poster girl. You provided entertainment in my teens and twenties and you both came to define the years of your popularity. For that, I say thank you and farewell.

"Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night"
Lyrics from
"Gone Too Soon", Michael Jackson

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dave!

To a brother who is smart, funny, talented, adventurous, thoughtful, and calls me more than my kids do. Happy Day, David John! See you later today..

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Happy Birthday, Dad. You would have been 92 today. I will always miss you. Love, Mary
Dad, Mary (me) Summer of 1955