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MizMiMi02 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
galleygal- No worries, just my inability to properly work a keyboard. Lol
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] miracle mod - you crack me up! Good for you giving up the sody-pop. My brother-in-law is a film student and a classmate of his did some sort of sped-up film showing pennies being eaten by Coke - pretty alarming.
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4998 posts) mod
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
galleygal - eh... I don't know 😆. I've washed my hands of it all. I can't drink any carbonated beverages. Haven't been able to since July 21, 2010 (my birthday. Never forget it 😉) Anyway, I was put on a new migraine medication and it makes everything carbonated taste like sh*t! Not that I know what that tastes like LOL, but my imagination works great when it comes to that, let me tell you!

Anyway, I haven't had a pop, soda, soft drink in over 2 years. So y'all drink whatever you want and call it whatever you want 😆 and if you imagine some hint of jealousy in that comment, you bet LOL There are times I'd love a cold pop!
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] mizmimi - I see.

Btw, you understood me correctly: people there were referring to all drinks as redpop and I thought that redpop was a specific drink, which, as it turns out, it is.

And of course I've heard of Fanta, too. I thought Fants was a store brand in your area 😊
MizMiMi02 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Miracles- Darn my keyboard! FANTA I meant. LOL And I never thought about him not being from OH until you said that, I'm pretty sure he ordered soda.

Galleygal- You said "I've heard people in the south call it "redpop" - one word." Indicating that in the south, they call all pop, redpop. I didn't say I hadn't heard of red pop, I said I had never heard some call all types of pop, redpop.
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] miracle mod - you're lucky. When I was a kid the only time we had sweetened drinks was at parties, and then the adults would get a keg of birch beer for the kids - gross.

When I got my chance to try redpop, I went for it.

There must be several brands, then, just like any soda-pop. In the south, I suppose they refer to it as "redpop" like I refer to Pepsi as "cola"?

Thanks for your input.
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4998 posts) mod
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
galleygal - I've never tried Red Bull so I don't know if I'm going to help the situation or not, but "red pop" (at least what "we" call red pop) is Barq's Red Cream Soda. Used to be one of my favorite flavors of pop when I was a kid. That and lemon lime and root beer. Out of a glass bottle, of course. That you had to use a bottle opener to open 😉. Never heard of Fants before. Heard of Fanta, though.

And Mizmimi 😉 the guy in front of you? If he was from Ohio, or even Kentucky, I'm pretty sure he'd have been ordering a can of "pop," not soda. Just sayin' 😆
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] mizmimi - I don't understand. If you never heard of redpop, how do you know it's Fants?

Have you tried the strawberry Fants? Does it taste kind of like Red Bull to you?
MizMiMi02 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
galleygal- Redpop was always a red strawberry flavored Fants drink. Never heard anyone call it that before.
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
My grandmother from Boston called it "tonic". I've heard people in the south call it "redpop" - one word. But to me, when I was a kid, redpop was a specific beverage that tasted sort of like Red Bull... Has anyone else here heard of that, or tried it before?
MizMiMi02 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Another thing I noticed here in Ohio, is that they specify what size pop they want at the carry out (which I have never seen until I moved here). This guy in front of me yesterday asked for a 12 ounce can of soda, and a 20 oz bottle. Hmm, guess I never thought of it that way because I have never had to order a bottle of pop at the window before. Lol
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Miracles - it's called "Pop" in my area, too, but I wasn't going to say anything. You may enjoy this:

Http://www.popvssoda.com/

Galleygal - And everyone thinks NY = NYC. Boo. 😉
MizMiMi02 (guest)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Miracles- I'm with ya! In this here state of hickness, I dare say it's pop. Lol Although I was born and raised in Seattle, I wouldn't be caught dead calling it soda. That was more for the fancy shmancy crowd. Lol
Miracles51031 (39 stories) (4998 posts) mod
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Lou - did I hear you call my name? 😉 "Pop" it is in the great state of Ohio 😆, so I guess that makes me a hick 😆 I seriously need to find time to catch up on these stories LOL
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] reddy - also they have not got the best black beans, Wegman's brand, that is. They should add more cumin to their recipe.

Mmmm, taffy.

I was out camping at Conesus Lake earlier this summer. You live in a most beautiful area of the state. And...there's Wegmans!
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
I believe it's near Newry. I'm not sure of the county, however 😳
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
No Dunton Quarry... Maine is a big state... Where are we talking town/county-wise, Red?

Lou
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Galleygal - Wegmans has the best *everything*. Except mustard. I can forgive them for skimping on the mustard section when summer-time means more salt-water taffy than any normal person should know what to do with. 😆

Lou - Have you ever been to the Dunton Quarry?! There are some really insane crystals that have been dug up over time. Like, crazy energy lives throughout Maine in abundance, above and below ground. Absolutely incredible, wise land
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Yep, Maine... Home of lobsters and some very old energy. Wegmans rules... Every grocery store should have restaurants inside.

Soda of course...I'm no hick.;)

Lou
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] reddy and Lou - OMG Wegmans! I will never again live where there is no Wegmans! They have the best cheese selection, which reminds me: you guys must live near where they produce the Yancy Fancy cheeses! Lucky lucky people
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Very cool! Scottsville is not too far at all 😊 Can't say I spent any time in Oneida though I've passed it pleanty on the Thruway!

Now, for the real, serious questions:
You're in Maine, yes? How much do you miss Wegmans.

Also, pop or soda?😉
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
I grew up in the Oneida area which is between Syracuse and Utica. My sister actually lives in Scottsville, which is not far from where you describe, I believe.

Lou
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
[at] reddy - sounds like my old boss. And I just now read that Louslips didn't really know Ernest but for the one meeting. I guess he either was being sarcastic about Ernest enjoying your story or mistaken about what Ernest would enjoy, based on short acquaintance 😊
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
I am up in Irondequoit, outside of Rochester:) Far West and on the lake! Where in NY? I'll laugh right out loud if you say somewhere close-by! 😜
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Stone Arch... That was it, wasn't it? I remember it because I have done some stonework in my time and was impressed that it was unmortared, from what I could see.

Where are you in NY?...that is actually my home state.

Lou
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Galleygal - He absolutely did; his wife was more into dicussing it than he was. He was more business, less 'none-sense', and very stubborn. If he thought the grass was orange, and you showed him time and again that it is in fact green (or not-so-green, maybe, but certainly not orange), he would still insist it was orange. That was just Ernest for you.
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Ohhhh very neat! What a tiny world, I'm absolutely tickled. He sure could talk - he often reminded me of my Grandfather and I thought he was very sweet (many would disagree), though he *could* be an old grump sometimes. A wealth of information, regardless of mood.

The Stone Arch Bridge is maybe what you are thinking of 😆 It lead the way to some very refreshing swimming in the Asheulot after work on hot summer days!

Well met, sir!

😆
galleygal (3 stories) (150 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Didn't Ernest hear of the account while has was still alive?
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
No, maam.

More of a friend of a friend. My former sister-in-law was a friend of Marc's. We met Ernest and Judy when we were driving through NH and she wanted to stop by. Brief but memorable visit... The old guy could talk!

I remember seeing an old bridge that held some historic significance... Cold Creek, or something like that.

Lou
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
LouSlips - OMG, really?! 😲 What a small world, indeed! Did you also work for them?
MizMiMi02 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
I would have definitely been on constant guard in that house. Lol Maybe he thought you need some company on your lonely nights in the attic. Great story.
macdouk (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
I love your stories! I will be looking out for more of your encounters in the future.
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Small world, Red.

If Ernest were still with us, he would have enjoyed your account.

Lou
stephyw2001 (guest)
 
10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Thank you for sharing Red! I really enjoy reading your stories. That is funny how it was your turn next to laugh. 😊
reddysteady (5 stories) (95 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Thank you, all, very much!

Residual haunts are funny, and sweet, I think - melancholy, but also a little strange how we tend to adapt to them. "Oh, that's just Benjamin coming in from the fields. No worries." "Who's Benjamin?" "Our ghost." "...What?" 😆

Love and light,
Red
herohead (2 stories) (61 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
A really good story, I liked it very much.
I really enjoy the way you write, and I will look out for your stories in the future:-)

Regards Herohead
Jesus_soldier (guest)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Reddy: Yeah, another great story. I didn't comment on the other stories, because I was too busy trying to get caught up 😆. I'm glad it's slowed down! I'm looking foward to more of your stories, thank you for sharing.

JS aka Brandon 😊
sara77 (1 stories) (40 posts)
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10 years ago (2012-08-08)
Another great submission Reddy 😊

But seriously can you really be that cool and unflappable? A little bit of wee came out just reading this! 😆

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