Our friend Ric was in town yesterday, and he expressed an interest in going downtown.
What to do? He’s already seen a lot of what we have to offer over the years, but he hadn’t seen Hitsville, U.S.A. We took an amazing tour, and learned a lot. Berry Gordy started Motown with $800 borrowed from his parents. It wasn’t really borrowed from his parents, all 8 of the children worked, and $10 a week from each child’s wages went into a fund for anyone to borrow who had a great idea. Berry asked for $1000, but the family felt his idea was worth $800, so that’s what he used to start the Motown empire. He paid the family back within a year at 6% interest. I’d been to the museum before, but it still amazes me to think all that went through that little white house on Grand Boulevard.
Then a bite at the Woodbridge Pub, lovely food and atmosphere. I had a wonderful lentil salad, and a Stroh’s in memory of my father.
I’ve always had a soft spot for blue bunnies.
We showed Ric our dilapidated train station.
Beep , indeed.
Then we headed for Ann Arbor to see Funktion at the Top of the Park.
We checked out a couple of Ann Arbor historical buildings, a little more intact than the Detroit buildings.
A lovely day. Back to work.