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now in its one-hundred-and-eightieth year

Vintage Midwest

Farmstead in Berrien County, MI (Credit: Susan Barsy)

I took this picture several years back, on a visit to one of my favorite farm stands.  The beautiful farm house and equally beautiful Bel Air each contributed to a classic summer scene.  It screams pure Michigan, doesn’t it, calling to mind the glory days of Detroit and the power that still springs from the Midwestern farm.

7 comments on “Vintage Midwest

  1. nadavu
    August 3, 2012

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    A beautiful car and a beautiful mansion

  2. Joe
    July 30, 2012

    Hi Susan…..I have been in that area many times…..Saugatuck and the Harbor Country…….on a separate question……once registered on your blog is it necessary to click “new posts” and/or “followup comments” each time?

    • Susan Barsy
      July 30, 2012

      Joe–My understanding is that since you are following this blog, you will get a notification of each new post as it’s published. You can manage your “subscription” so that you received posts in real time or in a daily or weekly digest. You do not need to check that “new posts” box every time–you are already a subscriber.

      As far as comments are concerned, I think you do have to check the box beneath the comment field to receive the email notification of followup comments. If you click the box, I’m pretty sure you will receive every comment posted in response to yours and that furthermore you can respond via email without revisiting the site. If you don’t check the box, you won’t receive the followup up comments by email. To be perfectly honest I’m not too good on some of the mechanics, but there is a “support forum” on WordPress that might help.

      Here is the link:

      • Joe
        July 31, 2012

        Okay Susan…..thanks. Joe

      • Susan Barsy
        July 31, 2012

        Thanks for asking, and for commenting. I should add that if you don’t want to “follow” all the comments on a post via email, you can always view the comments for any particular post by clicking on the comments field that appears at the top left of the post (underneath all the tags) in the leftmost column on the page. For example, for this post, “Vintage Midwest”, the comments field will say “6 comments.” If you click on that, you can see and read all the comments that’ve been made, and add a new one that way. You can also edit or delete any of your own comments, if you wish, by clicking the “Edit” link that appears in the comment. It’s a pretty amazing system. SB

  3. Sam Dune
    July 28, 2012

    Great picture and wonderful prose! A smile came across my face when I saw/read this!

    • Susan Barsy
      July 28, 2012

      Thanks–it was a freak thing, seeing the old car there. Always carry your camera. SB
      PS I saw the governor on a street corner the other day, too, but couldn’t get to my camera in time; I was on the bus.

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