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- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alan Stamm
Friday, February 10, 2012
It's fun to reminisce about childhood and other touchstones, and it doesn't take much to get memories flowing. Social media does the trick. Case in point: A Birmingham nostalgia group on Facebook zoomed past 400 members this week, less than two weeks after a 1975 Seaholm graduate created it. Though instant success is easier online than in high school, it's still a heady surprise for Karen Coan of Bloomfield Hills. "I never dreamed it would become so popular," says Coan, known as varsity swimmer Karen McGregor by longtime friends at "You Know You're from Birmingham, Michigan..." – the group she formed Jan. 29 after a suggestion from classmate Shawn McTigue (now Shawn Watson of Auburn Hills). The women have known each other "since grade …
A visit to the zoo prompts new and old memories for columnist Gerry Boylan. Take a walk through the zoo through the decades with Gerry, and share your own memories.
Do you remember talking yellow boxes and zoo keys? Or the lyrics to this zoo tune from the 1960s? All the animals in the zoo are jumping up and down for you, asking you to be sure to plan to visit the zoo as soon as you can. Storybooks that really talk, you turn on with a key, tell fascinating things about the animals you see. Storybooks and zoo keys together guide you through, a world of new excitement awaits you at the zoo! I visited the Detroit Zoo with my 2-year-old grandson Asher recently. Actually, we only made it as far as the penguinarium and the butterfly house due to fairly short attention spans for both of us. Whoever came up with the idea for a butterfly house is one inspired person. Even though winter hasn’t really visited us …