Just Bill and the Mister

November 7, 2009

By Barry Knister

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Hello, I’m Bill.  This is my picture, and yes, you’re on solid ground in thinking I can’t type.  But I am on very good terms with my mister.  He’s going to speak for us both.



  1. Hello Bill I hope you get your fire hydrant in the living room and a realy great chicken dinner to boot….Good luck

    Comment by thecatsman — November 7, 2009 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

  2. Bill,

    You’re such a stately gentleman sitting there so proud and well-mannered. Thank you for stopping by Monarch Musings and for the kind comment. It’s sad that Detroit has had so many trials and tribulations lately. While I grew up on the East Coast, Grosse Pointe has been my home for the last 25 years. I work for The Engineering Society of Detroit…and we are making every effort possible to help bring investment back to MI and help get the talented workers in transition back to work. My photoblog is my hobby…my camera rarely leaves my side.

    You and Barry sure have an interesting story going on here. Hope you get lots of walks and treats.


    Comment by catherineross — February 27, 2010 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

    • All very interesting. My professional life was spentat Lawrence Technological University, an institution with strong ties to the Engineering Society of Detroit. I was born in the city, but my family moved to Grosse Pointe Woods when I was four. Actually, the blog to which I now devote most of my writing time is http://drinksbeforedinner.com It’s a collaboration with my wife: she gives me the best lines, I do the writing. The latest close-ups of a single rose are spectacular. Barry

      Comment by bknister — February 28, 2010 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Barry,

    Small world. I live in Grosse Poine Woods…on Fairholme Road. Familiar with it? LTU and ESD have a great relationship. I was at LTU last week for an event. I will visit your other blog soon. Thanks for the kind words about my rose photos. Flowers are my favorite thing to photograph 🙂


    Comment by catherineross — February 28, 2010 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I am familiar with Fairholme. My family lived on Country Club Drive. It was always amusing to me to see people react on hearing this posh-sounding address. Theyassumed all kinds of things about me,not knowing that it was a street of modest colonials and bungalows, well removed from the Lockmoor Country Club on the other side of Mack Avenue. I have for the last twenty-five years lived on the west side, at Ten Mile and Woodward, in the smallest incorporated city in Michigan–Pleasant Ridge. During the winter months, my wife Barbara and I (weco-produce Drinks Before Dinner) live in Naples, Florida–but again, this fancy town leads people to inaccurate assumptions about our social status.

      Comment by bknister — March 1, 2010 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  4. P.S. the link to drinksbeforedinner does not work…is it on wordpress?

    Comment by catherineross — February 28, 2010 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

    • http:drinksbeforedinner.com is a Google (Blogger) blog. I guess you need to type the whole URL. Let me know if it works.

      Comment by bknister — March 1, 2010 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

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