German Immigrants attacked by Tourists

German Immigrants attacked by Tourists By Michael Dwyer Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria German immigrants settled Frankenmuth in 1845. In German, Frankenmuth means “courage of the Franconians.” North of Flint and just a few minutes from I-75, most Rochester Media readers are familiar with “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Much of the town has a German look. The Franconian-style architecture of the buildings, the homes and the clock tower gives visitors that Bavarian feel. The Germans … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you like Christmas shopping?

Dear Crabby, My wife starts Christmas shopping in August - it drives me nuts! When do you start your shopping and do you enjoy it? Sincerely, Hal Humbug Dear Mr. Humbug, The simple answer is, "no and no!" As far as when do I start and do I like shopping.  First of all, I don't like that many people so the shopping list is already slim to begin with. Secondly, the ones I do like I have trained not to expect much from me! Every year around Halloween, the missus starts hinting around … [Read more...]