I'm so grateful to Steven Mansour and Paul Marcial at Ink Detroit and their TheGreatLakesState.com efforts to create a "Collections" line of "say nice things about Detroit" items. I hope you will take a moment and take a look at not just our "say nice things about Detroit" line but all their fun Detroit and Michigan themed items. Retail and wholesale.
Thanks for your support and interest. You are helping fund my efforts to curating video, photos, memorabilia from the 70-'80's in Detroit. I love that Detroit Historical Society included us in the Detroit67 Project right next to a photo of Mayor Coleman Young wearing the Detroit shirt and .. our Emily & Pooh Detroit Run Shirt in a showcase with that photo. it was a statement of an era. I was touched that Pooh and I and our supporters were included with that gesture.
here's the link for "say nice things about Detroit" items from TheGreatLakesState.com
Some background ...
As owner of the retail store Emily's Across the Street next to the London Chop House in downtown Detroit in the 70'-80 Pooh (Herb) and I created the "Say nice things about Detroit" movement. Detroit was "Murder Capital of the World" and we loving working and living in the city. Not withstanding some of the challenges we knew others felt the same way. It was our home and work place.
When we started "say nice things about Detroit" all we were saying is "wherever you live, work or play if you have a personal story about what it is you like, love, enjoy about Detroit share that story. It makes a difference.
And we wanted people to come downtown and patronize Emily's and run in our Emily Detroit Run's and learn about the other businesses and restaurants and experiences they would enjoy in Detroit.
Needless to say, the attitude struck a chord in people's hearts and it was everyone who got behind what we were saying and everyone who continues to share a story, puts a "say nice things about Detroit" sticker on their car, proudly wears their t-shirt and loves that it often starts conversation that keeps it authentic and fun and makes a difference.
and We can all be caretakers, ambassadors while we share our personal stories or those of all the people who never gave up in Detroit. They do it naturally and I appreciate the support it gives me to continue the ways I "say nice things about Detroit". That includes working on converting some wonderful video and photos from those days to digital and continue curating and showcasing some of the history of 70'-80's in downtown Detroit and putting it in the hands of the Detroit Historical Museum as I have been asked to do. I admire how Detroit Historical Society is so mindful of how the past meets the present.
The digital era has been a blessing, a challenge and opened up a whole lot of what I like to do which is tell stories while learning how to use the technology for telling stories. Every day is a reminder that we learn by doing .... thanks for watching.
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