Have You Heard of Dog Patch?
Not even sure where that nickname came from...
I grew up in Decatur, MI. We always called our neighbor to the SW, Dowagiac, Dog Patch. It just occurred to me that I have no idea why.
I drove over to Dowagiac feeling a little reminiscent of my childhood in SW Michigan yesterday. I stopped to have a quick dinner at Zeke's. And couldn't believe it. I bumped into a childhood friend I haven't seen in person since I was probably 19. So...hi Richie. OK...he was Richie when he was little...I'm sure he goes by a grown up name now like Rich or Richard. But it was great to drive through Lawton, Paw Paw and Decatur yesterday. I need to do more SW Mich road tours.
Where should I go next?