There's this party store just south of the Red Lion motor lodge, which looks a bit fancy --- it's got hardwood decoration all throughout the interior --- and which has a sign out front showing a rabbit mid-leap. We knew we'd have to stop there at some point, but hadn't found good reason to, at least until that Wednesday when we were looking to go to the Old Mission Peninsula. This is ... if you accept Michigan's lower peninsula as looking like a hand, then the Leelenau Peninsula is roughly the tip of the pinky, with the Traverse Bay the space between pinky and ring finger, and the Old Mission Peninsula goes up ... in that space in-between. There's not a tasteful way to extend the metaphor here.( Collapse )
And I think I'll continue, tomorrow, with the rest of the day's events, as I've been flooding folks with extremely long entries lately.
Trivia: The earliest recorded use of ``rounders'' for the baseball-like game dates to 1828, in The Boy's Own Book, which includes a description of the rules. This is well after ``base-ball'' (and similar constructions) are recorded. Source: Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search For The Roots Of The Game, David Block.
Currently Reading: Hitler's Secret War In South America, 1939 - 1945, Stanley E Hilton.