Photo of the Day: Oct. 27, 2016 – Fall Colors, Maurice DeGraw & The Peninsula Bustle Biddies

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Here’s a beautiful fall landscape in Mapleton, a sweeping view of grapes and apples with lovely fall colors in the background. My niece, Heatherlyn Johnson Reamer (my brother Dean’s daughter) and her husband Cory live in a house to the right of this view.

Heather and Cory have done a beautiful job of restoring and renovating the house, once owned by the DeGraw family. Maurice DeGraw is the only member of that family I recall meeting, and he was a super nice guy. He was very active in the Old Mission community, and was also manager of the Traverse City Transit Lines bus company in town.

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Here’s a story from the Traverse City Record-Eagle dated Thursday, May 22, 1947, in which Maurice is noted as providing music to a community event. (You’ll notice several other longtime Old Mission family names, too.) I think we should bring back the Peninsula Bustle Biddies! Who’s with me?!

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Traverse City Record-Eagle, May 22, 1947

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Maurice DeGraw and his wife Jarka were amazing people. Maurice played the piano at my wedding reception! I loved them both very much. Thank you sharing such a great memory!

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