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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:36 am:

An advertisement for a bottled drink appears among today's pictures. What is it?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:38 am:

Orange Crush!!
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:33 am:

My great-grandmother was real french and she used to call that "George Crutch". It was hilarious!

Good morning gang! Finally enough time before work to get up and look at the pictures. Have a great day!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:36 am:

I know what you mean, Deb. I've been checking in after work as
well. Still love the pictures, whenever I have a chance to view them.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:50 am:

Orange Crush and NuGrape soda were my favorites as a kid.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 09:07 am:

Hires Root Beer was my soft drink of choice as a youngster,so I could say I need a beer.

Had some Michigan friends here for about a week.Wish the weather was nicer then it was for them,but it was better then they were used to back in Berkley.I get cold at 60 and the sweat was running off them! I enjoy the company and it is not so bad to have to catch up on the pictures and post's since I close it down while they are here.My e-mail can wait until I catch up here.Pasty Cam is numeral uno for me.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 09:12 am:

Tab and Fresca were the soft drinks I always wondered how people could drink.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 02:37 pm:

Good pictures.

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 03:29 pm:

My favorite Pop was bottled by Faygo 'Rock and Rye' that the Piggly Wiggly used to sell. Is that still available?

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 04:08 pm:

We used to make our own root beer during hay-making season. That was some gooooooood stuff...if you could wait long enough for it to ferment properly.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 04:33 pm:

Faygo still makes rock and rye. Since I live in Michigan I can not tell ya' if Piggly Wiggly still sells it though.

When I do not feel to good I like Vernors Ginger Ale. When I started feeling better I would put a scoop of vannila ice cream in it and we called that a ginger ale float. When we were kids my mom use to take us to a Vernors bottling factory on Woodward near Warren, in Detroit, and park on Woodward and watch them work through huge plate glass windows. We use to get a kick watching the bottles go around and around the line. Sometimes the people on the inside use to wave at us kids. Then they had a soda fountain on the inside where we use to go in and order a vernors float. They use to have the most awesome neon sign, too. Of course all of that is gone and just recently a bunch of condos were built on the site.

Does any one remember a place called Town Club, for pop? I remember it always came in glass bottles in wood crates. ;O)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 05:12 pm:

My father always made us a concoction he called a Boston Cooler.
Pre-blender days, he would shake up a container with ice cream
and Vernors on a hot day. In fact, though we use a blender, it's
still a family favorite in the summer. Another delight was a Black
Cow--made with A&W root beer and ice cream. I think I should
make one when the weather improves.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 05:29 pm:

I second that on the Vernors Ginger Ale. It helps an upset tummy.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 05:31 pm:

I do not like pop in plastic bottles. I always try and get in a can since glass bottles are no longer around.

I also remember my grandma calling Dairy Queen ice cream cones, whirlawhips. Sometimes I can still hear her saying, 'lets go get a whirlawhip'.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:12 pm:

Dollar Bay had a Whirlawhip shoppe. It was on the main road across from the Mobil Station. They could mix ice cream with peanut butter. That was my favorite. It may have closed around the middle of the fifties.

By Carole (Carole) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:35 pm:

I too remember Town Club pop and yes it came in wooden crates. There used to be a Town Club distributor near me but that was years ago and forgot exactly where it was. I still have Vernors, especially if I have a upset stomach. It really does help, and I warm it up a little. Even better. Since we are going waaaaaaaaaay back how about Sanders and their hot fudge sundae. You can still buy them at different places and every now and then I break down and have one. YUM!!!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 09:42 pm:

Speaking of Sanders. When I was a little girl and my mother was
taking night school courses at Wayne State Univ., my father and I
would have a weekly sundae at Sanders. I do believe that we ate
our way down the list of sundae offerings, giving each a try.
Thanks for sparking that memory, Carole.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:16 pm:

Hei Mikie, I graduated from $ Bay in '57 and it was still open then. Was it called Tastee Freeze or Dairy Flo? Don't remember. Mimi and I still use Vernor's Ginger Ale when we have an upset tummy. It helps and it tastes sooooo good, too. The real stuff, not the diet.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 04:19 am:

There was a Sanders store downtown Detroit across Woodward from where Hudsons use to be. I just remember my grandma getiing cakes from there. They were called 'bumpy cakes'. So many memories.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:29 am:

Are you guy talking about the Frosty Top, that Harry Burbank owned in Dollar Bay? He also had a Bar near by too.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:20 am:

Probably was the name, but as a kid I just called the Whirlwhip. I have never had a treat that satisfied me like the ones from there. Also miss the ice cream from Hank Billigans store in Hubbell.If he made the cone it was super, when his wife did it was normal. They were great people, and Mrs. was a friend of my moms and we would visit her long after the store was gone. In the war years the Billigans had a victory garden and my brother had a goat. My dad had to pay for the goat ruining their garden.

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 10:12 am:

Sanders bumpy cakes are still available. They even make a bumpy cake flavor ice cream now. You can get the toppings and cream puff shells for their hot fudge ice cream puffs.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 12:27 pm:

Remembering a place for icecream I liked also called Bromeres or Braymers. Anyone else?

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 01:42 pm:

I remember Broemers, between Houghton and Chassell. Maco (Clement) Miller (my Mom's cousin) used to come to our house on Sunday's and take us for a ride. Often times we ended up at Broemer's for ice cream, then Maco would stay for Sunday dinner and play Pinochle afterwards. Of course there was always a big pan of popcorn during the card game, too. Fun times to remember!

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