Yes, I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan! A conservative land whence come Meijers, Amway, Gerald Ford and the Christian Reformed Church. For you who haven't heard of it, it's the second-largest city in Michigan, and may be (for its size) the most conservative U.S. city there is! Rita (from the Great Lakes Commission) liked to tell the story of when she and her husband lived in Grand Rapids for three months, and the neighbors came over to ask them not to mow the lawn on Sunday...
Well I wouldn't want to live there but it's still my home!! I go back quite often for a weekend, and always between Christmas and New Years to visit friends and family (I'm one of only a few who've ever left...)
Revised: May, 2003
Maintained by Bonnie Bouman