The D Ain’t All Bad

Monday, January 24, 2011
Posted in category Detroit

Ahhhh, home. I’ve been here so long I can’t imagine trying to connect my history to another city’s history that has no recollection of me whatsoever. Maybe I’m just a sentimental fool who has had too much Motown music, Faygo Redpop, and Red Wing stanley cups.

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5 Responses to The D Ain’t All Bad

  1. Shannon says:

    January 25th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    There is nothing wrong with having pride in where you live!  My grandma used to walk the streets of downtown Detroit in the 50′s and early 60′s and loved to visit there :)  At least in Detroit, they aren’t cracking down on joggers and walkers, seriously.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_distracted_walkers;_ylt=AhCdbK10BvlYVukC7eH3obIBuaN4;_ylu=X3oDMTMzOTcwbDdjBGFzc2V0Ay9zL2FwL3VzX2Rpc3RyYWN0ZWRfd2Fsa2VycwRjY29kZQNtcF9lY184XzEwBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrAzJzdGF0ZXN0YWtlYQ–

  2. liberranter says:

    January 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Karen, is Faygo Redpop in the same category as Big Red soda?

  3. Karen De Coster says:

    January 25th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Liber – no, Big Red is a creme soda. Red Pop is just a Red Pop. It’s Detroit’s finest. Faygo pops (were) the best. I drive by the Faygo factory downtown on my way to work each day, and each morning, a tanker sits in front of the building, with a large hose running from the tank into the front of the building through a hatch. The tank on the truck says “corn sweetener” !!

  4. Ed says:

    January 26th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Karen, hope all is well with you. I sincerely enjoy your musings and really like this video. It makes me proud to live here even though I live in a suburb of Detroit.

  5. Jeannie Queenie says:

    January 26th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Only thing I miss about Detroit is Vernor’s ginger ale. They haven’t anything close to it here in New England. All ginger ale’s pale in comparison. Sort of like the difference between Sam Adams Winter Brew and a plain old Bud beer. Wish I had bought Sam Adams stock when I moved out here…would be worth a whole lot of buckage today.

    I recall as a kid going to the Vernor’s plant and getting those fantastic creme ales. If I recall they even came in flavors..although I never met a flavor I didn’t like, I’d love to have the plain old vanilla now.
    Nothing like it..wonder if they make them anymore. Also recall watching from the outside of the building standing on the sidewalk into the windows and seeing the bottles on the assembly line…fun thing for a kid to see then.

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