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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about both Jonathan Raines, a tough detective in Detroit during the 1930s, and equally rugged West Texas lawman Johnny Madrid, plus other memorable  characters in novels featuring a variety of historical settings. 

This also is the place for Just Yesterday, a column devoted to interesting local historical tales, and little known facts about the people who settled Bay City and the State of Michigan.  There also is My Times, a column with comments on current news events with a historical perspectives.    You can stop at the Writer's Desk for helpful tips on writing that paper, newsletter, article, or even the great American novel.

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Pecos Moon By Tim Younkman
If I Die Again By Tim Younkman
Detroit 32 By Tim Younkman

My Times

Just Yesterday

        HOMER, JETHRO, AND BORIS
 
   What is your favorite novelty song?

   It seemed to be a pretty simple question.  A few tunes came to mind…then a few more…more…and holy moly, there seemed to be no end to the list.

   I looked up a few sites with lists and most had the same songs, with a twist or two.  However, I had a few on my list that weren’t noted anywhere else, and a couple which did make it.

  How about:  “I’m Walking Behind Y’all” a Homer and Jethro classic of the 1950s which was a parody of Eddie Fisher’s “I’m Walking Behind You.”

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           ROLLER SKATES AND A BLAINE CANE
 
   There was big entertainment news this week (130 years ago), when some of the top performers were to put on a show in Bay City.

  That was one of the stories that caught my eye when examining an old Bay City newspaper.  Another was a humorous item in the wake of the 1884 Presidential election.

   The lumbering era was a time of magnificent wealth for a few and hard work with small pay envelopes for the many.  It meant the average family usually didn’t have the means to pay for entertainment on a regular basis, but this was different.

   For a small admission fee, the people could flock to the building on the corner of Washington Avenue and Ninth Street, where the Bay County Historical Museum now stands.


      
    
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