I was raised in Michigan, not too far from 8 Mile. Except not the 8 Mile you’re thinking of. 8 Mile Road in Livonia touches a golf course and is just down from a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Lose yourself.
As an adult, I’ve spent time in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, and I’m now an English teacher living in Connecticut. Thanks in advance for combing this thing for all sorts of grammer airors.