We had some visitors last evening at the "Blessing of the New Fire (etc.)" service. One pair, I am told, was a visitor from the Lithuanian community (I hope they like having this altar here in the Northwest -- a few of our parishioners who saw it for the first time last night were in complete awe) who had just picked up a friend at SeaTac airport, he'd just arrived from Michigan. I don't know whether he was introduced to our small St. Bartholomew's community of Michiganders, though.
We have at least four Michiganders at St. Bartholomew's: three "Trolls" (those who lived "below the bridge", i.e. Lower Peninsula) and one "Yooper" (Upper Peninsula) -- but it seems we had at least six for last evening's service.