Finally cleaning out my tank bag after my motorcycleriffic lap around Lake Michigan, I came across a copy I'd stashed, of the June 26 "Perspectives" section of the U.P.'s The Daily Mining Gazette.
I'd saved it in order to share with you this unanswerable letter to the editor, from Casandra Mattila, of Painesdale, Mich.:
I was very happy with the Bridgefest parade. Thank you to all that made it possible. I was, though, very upset, along with other parents standing across and beside me, with the float sponsored by Jeannie's Intimates. There was no need for her to have girls in the parade with see-through lingerie on. …
Some parents and we were surprised that police saw this and did not tell them to put clothes on for indecent exposure. Pretty bad when you have young children asking, "Why don't they have any clothes on?" or "I saw her underwear." [Jeannie] should have had respect for the community and saved the adult wear for showing at her place of business and that's it.