Happy Flag Day

Hudson’s, Downtown Detroit

For some reason, flag day has about 87 occurrences on my iPhone today. There is some conflict with iCal, Mobile me (don’t get me started) and things that go back to my Palm Treo and maybe even the Palm Tungsten T3…

But with all of those “Flag Day” flags, I nearly let the day go without noting it.

To that end, I turn to the Downtown Detroit Hudson’s department store of my youth. It was the a guaranteed visit for Mom and me. We went to every Thursday after getting parts at Westinghouse for my Dad’s business (at least before I was old enough for school). The Mickey Mouse Sundae with the meringue shell collar and the chocolate wafer cookies was a winner. The televisions in that store were where we learned that JFK had been shot.

And Flag Day? Hudson’s had that covered.

A day to salute the symbol of our national aspirations.

Happy Flag Day!


About sehanley

Musician, journalist, teacher, technologist, consultant & former NPR station manager. A media and entertainment professional, journalist, entrepreneur, technology advocate, educator, student, mentor, manager, and media, musical and theatrical performer. Voice talent and coach for music and spoken word. I also act and sing (mostly jazz, but a lot of experience with choral, classical and musical theater, too). Brass instruments, too, but my AF ofM card lapsed years ago. Heard on the national jazz service, PubJazz, and in the Pittsburgh market on WZUM/Pittsburgh Jazz Channel. I also teach college level courses in media and journalism. I managed the leading NPR/public radio station in Pittsburgh, PA for 16 years, a few years later was GM of the NPR station WBHM in Birmingham, AL. I served for six very busy years on the NPR Board of Directors and have done much volunteer service for national and local organizations in the communities I have been privileged to live and work in. Former NPR Board Member, former President of the Pittsburgh Radio Organization, sometime musician, relentless technology advocate. Opinions expressed are not the viewpoints of any employer or affiliation past or present.
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