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Blog entry by Karson posted 08-06-2010 12:06 AM 9244 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My good buddy Jockmike2 gave me a call on sunday. he was out of town and wanted me to post his entry in the contest on LJ. Unfortunately, I was in my car also and I was not able to git-r-dun.

But then today I received a soggy package from the post office. It was a cardboard box wrapped up in plastic wrap.

I opened it up and it was a double pack of Vernors Soda.


You can’t find this stuff around here and Mike said it’s readily available where he live.

So he sent me a care package.

So David you can put stuff in your gift and I can put my gift in me.

Thanks for the gift Mike. It’s much appreciated.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 01:27 AM

Very Cool and Refreshing, Karson!! :)
Way to go, Mike!!
I’ve never heard of Vernors Ginger Soda… Good Stuff??
I’m an old Moxie fan myself…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 01:33 AM

Lucky You Karson ; )
Never heard of it myself, but I am thinking it is probably
delicious if it was worth shipping.
Savor the Flavor…..


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 01:36 AM

Looks like you’re a “Lucky Dog”, Karson!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 02:17 AM

I like Vernors!
Its a little hard to find around here also.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 02:41 AM

Karson I remember when Vernor was sold only in bottles at 10 cent at our local corner store back in Ohio, man that stuff was the most. Wow, I’m going to be on the look out for some, enjoy …BC

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#7 posted 08-06-2010 02:43 AM

I smile a big sweet smile, you guys are just wonderful.
Best of thoughts and love,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 02:44 AM

Congrats Karson very nice of you Mike.


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#9 posted 08-06-2010 02:49 AM

thumbs way way up! what a lucky guy! I’m so going to have to go visit my family in NC and bring back some Cheerwine… that stuff is like a sawdust smell on a fall day :D

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#10 posted 08-06-2010 02:49 AM

... Yeah, ginger soda, I’m thinking sailors drank it to help prevent sea sickness… in case you ever get stuck out to sea…

Interesting story… thanks.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 08-06-2010 03:34 AM

Awesome Karson

I saw them before they were shipped

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 08-06-2010 03:40 AM

I first tried Vernors when we moved to the USA from Canada. It was being sold in a hardware store about 3 blocks from where we lived.

I very much enjoyed the taste. The last time I had some was maybe 15 years ago. I found some in a 2lt bottle this is the first cans in a long time.

I am going to enjoy them. But I don’t think it would be smart for me to replace them. The shipping was about 4 times the price of the soda.

But I do appreciate Mikes thoughtfulness.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 08-06-2010 03:43 AM

Another great example that being an LJ is more than being a woodworker.

I haven’t thought about Vernor’s for a long time, but it makes me smile. Vernor’s and saltines was my granny’s remedy for an upset tummy.

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#14 posted 08-06-2010 04:30 AM

Very Nice

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#15 posted 08-06-2010 05:02 AM

Vernors is readily available up here in Ontario, Canada.

I remember when my Mom used to take me to Downtown Toronto and the first stop Was the snack bar at Woolworths. They sold it from a fountain and you got it in a Paper/Plastic Cone inside a Metal Holder. Still my Favorite Today along with Hires Root Beer. I THINK they were both “Concocted” by a Pharmacist in the late 1800’s.

Now all I’ve got to do is find out where Radar’s (Mash, TV Show) Grape Nehi comes from ..LOL….Now that my Brain’s gone way back there ….”Dad’s Ginger Beer” is ringing a bell also.

Great Gift Karson!!.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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