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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable tale of growing up in small town Michigan, June 5, 1997
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This review is from: The Situation in Flushing (Great Lakes Books Series) (Hardcover)
This book was published in the 1960s and was a big event in my family since it featured a few pages that described my grandfather, who had lived in Flushing at the time of the story. My family was very distressed as it described my grandfather in a somewhat unflattering light, or at least in one that was inconsistent with family consensus. I am in posession of copies of some correspondence between my father, my aunt, and the author. The book sat in my parents' house in Imlay City until the time of my mother's death in the mid-1990s. The book came into my posession at that time and I read it shortly thereafter. I loved the story, the local flavor, the images of a small town Michigan that I had not experienced but had been given hints of all of my life. I don't know if the characterization of my grandfather was correct, and I frankly do not care. This was a great experience and I am sorry that Eddie Love didn't right more about growing up in Flushing
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2011 9:05:56 AM PST
Marsha Dawn says:
At least your Grandfather got mentioned! My Great-grandparents were early settlers there the farm with the old barn and all are just as they were years and years ago. My family was not mentioned at all. I grew up in Flushing and was was looked down on because I lived on a farm and not right in town. But I have lovely memories of the people and events that shaped my life and still return from far away to see my old hometown!
The book by Love is a cherished possession of mine. I believe my mother knew him slightly and did not have much good to say about him.
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