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October 11 Poll Results
Will Big Bird and his co-stars endure if Mitt
Romney is elected President of the
Yes, they’ll be fine – most of PBS’ funding is not from
the government. (37)
No, I don’t think they will. (8)
I’m tired of hearing about this! (15)
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A Pearl of a
Girl, Marguerite McLaughlin
Matchwood, in the upper
Michigan, was Marguerite
Pearl Miller’s first home.
The burg was named after the Diamond Match Company which owned
most of the pine timber there, and many logging camps flourished
in the early days. The town’s mill burned down before Marguerite
was born, forcing many families to move away. Fortunately,
Marguerite’s father Harvey Miller was an “all around business
man” as she puts it. He had done everything from farming to
bringing cars up from
Detroit to sell to support
his family. Harvey was a Republican Township Supervisor, married
to Marguerite’s Democratic mother, Luella Livingston. They
seemed to make it work, however, and raised four children – two
girls and two boys. Bruce McLaughlin came home on a short leave
from the Army; he had been serving in
Germany in the war years.
Marguerite, still a senior in high school, had seen Bruce around
of course – a former football and basketball player, who also
ran track in high school, wouldn’t go unnoticed. But she didn’t
know him until they met at the weekly dance held in the town’s
Gogebic. That was the
beginning of Bruce’s lifelong relationship with the young girl