A Lifetime of Michigan Moments

Dennis Armistead shares his “Pure Michigan Moment,” a collection of wonderful memories from his life in Michigan, and what it means to be born and raised in the Great Lakes State.

My Michigan moment is a lifetime of moments. They are moments of joy on Mackinac Island and being comforted by warm Vernors ginger ale on a day home sick from school. They include running the air-conditioning and the furnace in the same 24-hour period and moments shared with my dad listening to Ernie and Paul or Bob Ufer cheering for Bo, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Tom Izzo, Sparky Anderson and Jud Heathcote are all part of my Michigan moments, along with a plucky kid named Stevie Y who wore the C on his sweater and Gibby versus the Goose.

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