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  • A state in the northern US, bordered on the west, north, and east by lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, and Erie; pop. 9,938,444; capital, Lansing; statehood, Jan. 26, 1837 (26). It was acquired from Britain by the US in 1783
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  • a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region

Holland, Michigan Theater (Also The Old & New Knickerbocker) Facade With Neon Sign & Marquise - 1989 (Facade & Sign Removed In 1990's))
Holland, Michigan Theater (Also The Old & New Knickerbocker) Facade With Neon Sign & Marquise - 1989 (Facade & Sign Removed In 1990's))
This building was erected in the late teens or early '20's (I believe) for use as a Vaudeville theater house. In the next decade, a large Michigan theater chain, W. S. Butterfield Theaters (headquarters in Detroit, I think) purchased this and turned it into the largest movie theater in town. They also built two other theaters in Holland. One was further down the road, in the middle of town, called the "Centennial." This was torn down in the '50's and a lovely little park is in now in the location where it once stood. The old "Colonial" was turned into the "Park (spelled "Theatre" on the sign). W. S. Butterfield Theater Co. built theaters in towns and cities throughout Michigan. Among the those I can remember, many of the various original facades and signs on the buildings are gone (remnants of the buildings are still in some of these towns). They also owned drive-In Theaters, including the Starlight near Saugatuck. Fortunately, some of the theaters, such as the Regent in Saugatuck and the Grand in Grand Haven are still as lovely as ever and have been accurately restored and look as they should. With the help of various people who have shown interest in keeping these alive, the fine old relics are still as nice as ever! There are others that have been maintained; I shall look them up and mention those here as well. I do know that the State Theater, in Kalamazoo, was one of the most ornate in the chain and is also still intact and used for various venues. I'll check into the Michigan in Lansing, the one in South Haven and others. The Park has since been revived by Hope college (they did a fabulous job of renovating the neon sign) where events are held upon occasion. The Starlight Drive-In had never been remodeled, much beyond a new coat of paint on the sign or the concession stand. However, the neon was removed from the Drive-In Sign in the early 1980's when it was purchased by Goodrich Theaters out of Grand Rapids. I have pictures of both the existing park and the renovated (later removed) Starlight in my stream. Unfortunately, when I was in college, I wasn't around the area as much and didn't get a picture of the original Starlight sign. I also worked there for a short time in '79. When Goodrich bought the Starlight and removed the neon from all of the signs, I realized, finally, that I should get a few shots as I feared that it would, as it did, go out of business. I should have feared before Goodrich ruined the look of the place. I have a small picture of the old Centennial Theater in a postcard that I hope to upload soon. W. S. Butterfield Theaters folded in the mid '80's. Again, among the many towns where their theaters were located, are Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo (The heavenly State Theater), Lansing (Michigan Theater), Allegan (with the still vibrant Regent Theater, thanks to local historical preservation efforts, also in my stream), Niles, Grand Haven (the beautiful Grand Theater, also restored and in my stream), South Haven (the neat old Michigan Theater, still much in use and with original facade, also in my stream), and many other downtown areas in the state. Jack Loeks, a man who used to work for Butterfield, left the company to start his own company. He went on to build the first huge multiplex theater in the country, once located on the busy 28th St. in Wyoming (Grand Rapids suburb), called "Studio 28." This was next to the Beltline Drive-In Theater (also in my stream) that was demolished in 1989. His company was quite successful as the leader of the multiplex model that has now become the norm. Studio 28 recently closed. When I worked at the Holland and Park Theaters, and later the Starlight Drive-In, little had been changed; this still in the mid '70's. Most of the old projecting equipment was still in place and was used. The projectionist's were part of a union. The upstairs office in the Holland Theater was large and no one had ever gone under the stairs of the large balcony. I took a flashlight one day and found an old ticket stub, from the former Knickerbocker, lodged in the insulation on the floor. The new manager (Rudy - A Hope College student at the time) took credit for finding it and convinced a writer to feature my find in an article (no mention of me) in the local paper, The "Holland Evening Sentinel." There also was a very large bin stuffed with a file of old illustrated or photo placards from old past movies in that attic. They were the small ones ('40's to early '60's) that the manager. during that erea, had kept and subsequently left behind, after his departure. The manager that follow, who (much later) hired me as an assistant, came along after the aforementioned left. He also had been there for many years after being transferred from Kalamazoo. He was an older, genteel man. He left everything alone inside of the theater - nothing had changed, not even the carpet. Howev
thankful for a small house
thankful for a small house
We live, the six of us, in a 900-square-foot house. I realize that by world standards (or Manhattan standards) that's huge... but by American standards and Michigan standards, it's fairly small. But I'm really thankful to not have a larger home. Yes, there are times I wish for a larger house. Or two bathrooms, or a basement where the kids could run around and let off steam. But most of the time, I'm thankful I have a small house. I'm thankful to only have one bathroom to clean. I'm thankful that normal vacuuming only takes about ten minutes, and a deep-cleaning vacuum takes maybe half an hour. I'm thankful that we don't have to pay for the propane it would take to heat a larger house, or for replacing more lightbulbs and paint and carpeting. I'm also thankful that we all have to learn to get along. None of us has our own room where we can escape being part of a family (not for long, anyways.) When there's trouble brewing in one part of the house, I can hear it at the other end. In the short term, that's frustrating, but in the long run I think it's good for all of us to learn how to live in community. And I'm thankful, too, for the intangible things living in a small house has taught me. For one thing, I don't need to hoard my possessions: if I do, they quickly take over my house. I've learned to let go of craft supplies and mementos and treasured keepsakes. And my kids have learned that, too: when we get new books, we find some books to give away. When we buy new clothes, the old ones go to the thrift shop. When we get more games and toys, we find homes for the old ones. We even (sometimes) enjoy thinking of other, younger kids we know who might really enjoy this box of playdough tools, or that great picture book. We've learned (even though we don't always manage to apply it) that keeping stuff organized makes a huge difference in our attitude and our efficiency. We've learned that often we're happier with less. And we've learned these things not because we set out to learn them, or because we made it a goal as a family, or because they were virtues we wanted to cultivate: we learned it simply because we had to. It was a coping skill, learning how to survive in a small house. And while there was a time I prayed for a bigger house, I'm glad God hasn't given it to us, at least not yet. I honestly couldn't have learned these things any other way.

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