I Was a Culturally Deprived Kid: My Teachers Never Told Me About the Ojibwe Poet Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft -- An Native American Poet, Lost and Found I loved the Michigan woods as a girl growing up in the 1940s and '50s. And so did the … [Read more...]

A Lost Child in Wartime Detroit — A Headscarf Story

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I was a little kid, three or four years old, during World War II, my mother had a yellow babushka. That's what we … [Read more...]

The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Michigan — Last Stop on My One-Woman Road Trip

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It had been a wonderful tour around Michigan's lower peninsula. Just me, a full tank of gas, and my trusty … [Read more...]

The Perfect Christmas Tree — I Finally Found It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 24, 1989 Christmas trees. Some of my most intense childhood memories have to do with Christmas … [Read more...]

Little Girl Lost — My Mother’s Magical Babushka

A downtown Detroit street corner, 1942, showing Kern's department store -- in summer. Public domain via Wikipedia Commons   By Barbara … [Read more...]