Map of Michigan Looks Like a Mitten

Those of us who live in Lower Michigan have become accustomed to show people where we are by pointing to a spot on our right hand.  Our state is shaped like a mitten, so we, Michiganders, carry a map with us at all times.  The folks who live in the Flint-Tri Cities area refer to their portion of the state as "the Thumb" for obvious reasons.

I own the Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville.  Not many people know where Jonesville is--even people who have lived in Michigan all of their lives.  It just happens that Jonesville is located approximately where 2 creases in my palm form an "X".  When I am out of town, and people ask me where I'm from, I just show them on my personal map and tell them that "X marks the spot".

Mike Venturini - Innkeeper
"Life is good in Jonesville"


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Mr. Mike