Saturday, December 11, 2010

For All You Michigan Trivia Nuts!


For those of you (You too, Robert!) who have heard that the state of Michigan has been called the "Mitten State," here's an image, and book that shows how the UP is also a mittened hand (The Upper Peninsula, that why they call those who live there Yoopers!).  We learned this as kids in school way back in the 60s, and it's ended up as kind of identity thing here.

This book was written by Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe and was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 1999.  It's really a great book for kids!

8 comments:

  1. This is cute; Love the idea of a mitten state! I didn't know that~

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  2. Ella,
    Thanks. It was the way we learned to describe our state. We even had to create images of the two mittens! Lots of good memories of those times.

    Linda,
    I show it and I'm wondering why you're not getting it...I will have to check it out, thanks

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  3. Hope the photo came out this time!

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  4. Aha! Now it makes sense, but shouldn't it be plural?

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  5. Yes, it should be plural in the regular language sense, but in the description strangely it has always simply been, "The Mitten State." ;-)

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  6. The Mitten State! Has a nice ring to it, and very appropriate, considering all the cold and snow.

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  7. As a kid NothingProfound I always thought everyone knew that, but since I've been traveling in recent years I've seen that not many had even heard that description for our state.

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