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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about Jonathan Raines, the tough Detroit detective and his exploits, plus other memorable  characters in a variety of historical settings. 

This also is the place to read my take on some interesting issues of the day and some nostalgic meanderings on all sorts of topics  through the My Times column and my new Just Yesterday entries.  You also can stop at the Writer's Desk for helpful tips on writing that paper, newsletter, article, or even the great American novel.

      The latest Tim Younkman novels published for tablets and other e-readers are available for purchase and downloading through most major distribution sites including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.   You also can read the first few chapters for free and I'm sure you'll want to find out what happens next!  Just click on the book cover for a look.

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Detroit 32
If I Die Again

My Times

Just Yesterday

    CARNAGE ON THE HOLIDAY

  Can you imagine playing a guessing game on how many people will die this Labor Day weekend?

   There was a time when the estimate of how many would die was big news, banner headlines, designed to shock the traveling public.

   After World War II, as the economy switched from war to peace, families began using holiday weekends for traveling by car outside of the hometown, the rise in traffic deaths was inevitable.

   With millions of cars on the highways, a high number of deaths was to be expected, if not totally acceptable, and each year, each holiday, the big headlines concerned the traffic death count.

      
    
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    THE END CAME ON LABOR DAY

   Labor Day 1945 was a bit more than honoring American workers, although tributes could not fully appreciate the important contribution American labor provided to winning World War II.

   That Labor Day weekend also marked the end of the most disastrous war in human history.

   The holiday period began calmly enough until news was flashed around the world that Japan agreed to unconditionally surrender, and on Sunday, Sept. 2, 1945, Japanese officials signed the document of surrender in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay.

   The Bay City Times headline said it all:  “Peace Is Restored to War-ravaged World.” 
 
      
    
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