Scroll to the bottom for my email address. Read on if you want to know what to expect when contacting me...
I Love to Hear from People Who Have Visited This Site
I really, really do!
I am very happy to read and respond to email messages, but please keep in mind that I am NOT an expert in Detroit history -- I'm not even an expert in my own history -- nor am I a Detroit scholar, a historian, a genealogist, a professional speaker, a writer, or a football player. If I know the answer to your question, I will happily share it. If I don't, but I have a book that might contain the answer, I'll try to look it up for you. If neither of these things are true, I will do my best to direct you to a resource that might prove useful -- I might even be able to connect you to someone else who is looking for the same information.
While I may in fact be a mindreader, I need to look you in the eye in order to read your mind. Please don't intentionally (accidents happen!) send me cryptic messages or messages with single words and expect me to have anything useful to say to you. And it wouldn't hurt to be nice. I mean to say... Most of the time, people are VERY kind and polite and I am over-the-moon to respond to them. But every once in a while, I get messages like these:
"the need more info bookor links on the john c lodge freeway . thanks"
(the 'thanks' is a nice touch and I got the point enough to respond, but it does make me feel like a bit of a robot -- remember, I'm an alien, not a robot)
(yes, that's right, someone recently sent me an email with just that -- that's the entire message; I didn't respond; I'm thinking it was an accident -- the sender probably accidentally sent the message before they meant to)
"Do you know how to get a street named after someone?"
(I responded to this, but a 'hello' or a 'thanks' would have been nice; I don't do this stuff for a living -- it's a hobby -- I will happily interrupt my work day to respond to questions, but it's much nicer to respond to someone who actually treats me like a sentient being instead of a computer terminal; messages like this are okay, but they do make me feel like the author takes it for granted that I will want to talk to them)
Please Do Not Assume I Am Male
I have responded to many emails that address me as "Dear Sir." I try not to flip out as no one means to offend me -- and tolerance is a very important part of a happy life -- they just don't know anything about me. So, I am stating here, for the record:
I Am a Girl!
This is Not Antiques Road Show
I have no idea how much your priceless Detroit treasures are worth. Chances are that it's not much, but you never know. You want an antiques dealer/appraiser.
Will I Ever Reply?
I usually respond to Detroit History emails within 2 days of receiving them. Sometimes it takes a little longer.
Want to make Me Very Happy?
Send me YOUR stories. I will very happily post them on the site -- it might take a while as I don't frequently have time to update the site. Be sure to include any contact information you want me to include on the page.
Is There ANY Contact Information on This Page??
Yes, yes there is and it is right here...
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