B-flat with Bruce

Some day: The old route 10-31

March 27, 2012
Some day: The old route 10-31

B-FLAT     By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger Before the freeway came this far north,  people would drive north on what is now Pere Marquette Highway, then called US 31.  The highway went through most of the main towns and cities along the lakeshore. When it got to Ludington, it joined U.S. 10 east and west to Scottville where U.S. 10 continued on…

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Remembering Zack’s Restaurant

March 20, 2012
Remembering Zack’s Restaurant

B-Flat     By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger About a half mile west of Amber Road on the north side of U.S. 10 was Zack’s Restaurant. Back in the early ’70s, the local people all called it Farrel’s.  Apparently, that was the name of the former business there.  Being a newby, I called it Zack’s.  A lot of people called it…

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B-Flat: Memories of joining the Clown Band

March 14, 2012
B-Flat: Memories of joining the Clown Band

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger   It is still a vivid memory to me, the first time that I heard the Scottville Clown Band. Hereafter known as SCB.  I was walking in town across from city hall and the SCB was practicing up stairs in the city hall building.  They were playing “Basin Street Blues” and it was incredible.…

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B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

February 29, 2012
B-flat with Bruce: Customer service in Mason County

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp blogger   Within the last few years, I discovered that the spray on product that protects against static shock is good to use for far more than clothing.  For example, it can be sprayed on car seats to keep from getting zapped on the door on your way out. It may also go on carpets and…

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B-flat with Bruce: Arriving in Scottville part 2

February 15, 2012
B-flat with Bruce: Arriving in Scottville part 2

  By BRUCE MILLER mcp.com columnist   While living south of Custer, we were associated with the Sugar Ridge Church of the Brethren.  This is the kind of place where a lot of people are eager to run from. Not me ! I learned so many things from the locals that I would never have heard otherwise. There was a…

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