Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, October 30, 2006

Parishioner Dave Schafer gets a quote

In an article following up on how depressing it was downtown on Saturday, with no Tiger World Series game to be played (combined with a terrible rain), we see this quote in the Free Press.

A battle of the bands
Back outside, people were going to a stadium -- but it was Ford Field, which was hosting a high school state band competition.
One of the parking lots near Comerica Park, Lot 3 on Montcalm, adjoining St. John's Episcopal Church, was nearly a quarter filled. The fee to park was $6, compared with $20 last weekend.
"It would have been a madhouse today if they had won -- an absolute madhouse," said David Schafer, whose daughter, Susan, plays trumpet for Troy Athens' marching band.
Of course, Schafer said he had hoped for a Tigers' victory Friday night.