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6/14/2017 12:01:00 AM
Harbor Springs...Now and Then
Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

Remember the Joseph Heller quote, ""Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you"? (And Joseph Heller said that, NOT Kurt Cobain.) Okay, background info, I sleep using a CPAP machine. So last night I wake up gasping for air. My husband had rolled over on the tube and cut off my air and since I was not really awake, it didn't occur to me to just breath through my mouth. My three dogs were all around me, completely cocooning me in, couldn't move arm nor leg. I don't think it's a stretch to think this was a conspiracy; Bryan probably only had to give them a pig ear or something to get them to go along with his plot. Just keep this information in mind; Pete Wallin, make a note if he tries this again. Or perhaps I just need to cut back my viewing time on the Discovery ID channel.

Seriously, as we swing quickly into summer, I wanted to mention some Harbor Springs alumnus doing very well. The Marsupials is a band made up of Tai Drury, Alex Riesenbeck and Jakey Thomas and they have a new album coming out. The Marsupials will be playing Street Musique on Thursday, July 6th.

Kellerville is a duo comprised of cousins Lee Dyer and Holly Keller and they have a couple of albums out there. You may have seen them playing on Thursdays in Harbor in the past. I love their name; that's what we always called the stretch of Levering Rd heading out of Cross Village.

We have certainly had our share of authors doing well in the recent past. Kate Bassett, Alison DeCamp and Kathy Mendoza, just to mention a few who have found success while writing in/about our beautiful area. Harbor Springs Alumni Kristie Dickinson has penned her third installment set in Harbor Springs. Kristie's books are based on old area legends and stories and her newest book, Leviathon, deals with the stories of sightings of a sea serpent off Harbor Point. She will be hosting a book signing on July 1st at the Good Hart General Store. And if you have suggestions of area ghost stories/legends that she could use, I know she would be happy to hear from you.

On a more serious note, I would like to offer condolences to Marge Owen, Ted and Kathy Bodzick and Jim and Sue Richards on the passing of their sister-in-law, Karen Bodzick. Karen was Jeff Bodzick's widow and Karen's passing now leaves their son, Jeffrey, on his own. Jeffrey is severely handicapped and requires 24/7 care. He can walk but he is nonverbal and unable to feed or take care of most functions to live. He is just 26-years of age.

I have written a couple of times about Carrigan Warner, the very brave and determined little one who has made such an effort and done far beyond what the doctors ever predicted for her. I believe that Carrigan and her mom are still in Boston right now to try and get some answers to her breathing issues from specialists there. Ally and Ben need to do some remodeling/updating to make life easier & better for Carrigan and this recent trip to Boston has also been a financial drain.

There are Go Fund Me pages for these two, Carrigan Warner's Medical Fund and Jeffrey Bodzick's Continuing Care, if you would like to donate. There will also be a fundraiser for Carrigan on August 5th and they are currently accepting items for a silent auction.

There was a Go Fund Me page going around a few weeks ago for some loser (and I chose that term VERY carefully) who started the page to pay for a speeding ticket and, if he got extra, to pay for AC/DC cds. He asked for $500 and to date he has collected $2390.00. Full disclosure, he now says it was a joke and he's donating the "extra" money to the Wounded Warriors but keeping the money to pay the ticket. It breaks my heart to see people flock to donate for something like this but ignore those who really need it, like those listed above.

Let's get to our birthdays, beginning on June 15 with a Happy Birthday going to Danny Warner, Stephanie Sevener, Susan Klimas, Mike Bergey, Lynda Petitt and my older sister, Carol LeBlanc. On June 16, we send a birthday wish to Jessica Swiss Saxton, Tula Rose Lee, Sally Frisbey and Penny Cleland and on the 18th to Amy Burns and Rad McCready. Monday, June 19, Happy Birthday to Meaghan Wells, Judy Meyer, Chris Shepler and Dr. Dixon Spivy and on Tuesday the 20th, birthday greetings to Jennifer Werden, Nick Whitaker and Steve Tippett. We end our week with very special birthday wishes going to Donna Brainerd on the 21st.

FCB 2017

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