Out Of State Company

@webeishere (36353)
United States
April 8, 2008 12:36pm CST
I am having my older brother and his wife out this coming weekend from Detroit Michigan area. They will be here just this weekend then head back to Michigan on Sunday morning. They visit about once or twice a year to see us and especially to see dad. There are things he brings from Michigan just for dad and for myself that we can not get here in Minnesota. A couple of these thiongs are vernors Ginger Ale Pop, best Made Potota Chips, and Fargo brand Rock & Rye pop. Do you get out of State visitors that bring you itmes you can't normally get in your State etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I used to love it when I was a kid and my uncle who lived in Tom's River N.J. would come and he'd always bring salt water taffy. That was something we couldn't get any other time except for our local fair once a year and even that wasn't as good as the stuff that came right from the boardwalk. Annie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Candy? Sheesh why didn't I think to ask him to bring me some fudge from Mackinaw Isalnd? Maybe next time. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDP[A BOB !!~
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
9 Apr 08
My brother used to bring me fresh polish sausage from Chicago, and also some of the best beef tenderloin, hot tamales, and vienna hot dogs. Since he moved to Arizona a few years ago, I have to go stock up on that stuff myself. Last October, he and his wife drove out to Chicago to attend a wedding, and I drove out to spend a few days with them, since it's only a 6 1/2 hour drive for me, from Ohio. I brought my big cooler, and he had two big giant ones. We drove around the city collecting our favorite things, and we ate at our favorite restaurants while we were there. He got extras of everything for his daughter in Colorado, and his son who lives near them. He was planning on stopping for a few days at his daughter's house. He had his stuff frozen, and shrink wrapped, and had dry ice so it would last for the long ride home. It's funny, when he moved to Arizona, he said he wouldn't miss Chicago at all, but he's planning on coming back in June to restock.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Chicago and Detropit have some great butcher shops with the best sausages. I lived in both Det and Chi so I know about those meats. There's a Coney Island Shop somewhere along Michigan Ave inb Chicago that I used to go to that had the best ever coney dogs. I miss them a lot. Now thats smart taking the coolers for the trip. It's amazing how we become accustomed to things in a ceratin area then have to have them when we go back or someone comes to see us from there and we ask for them to pick some up. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I'll have to look for that Coney Island shop the next time I go to Chi. Too bad I can't bring back some Home Run Inn Pizza and some good Chinese food. Almost every neighborhood in Chi. has a good Chinese take out that's not anything like the buffet stuff they have here.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
We have frozen Home Run Pizzas here in Minnesota. YUMMYY!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Let me know what the plans are my cars running again so I shall be out also.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Just come out with the grandsons Saturday morning like usual. Mom has to work, as the weekends have been too busy for just Nora to handle. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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• United States
8 Apr 08
Even during the day or do just mean at 5 like usual?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
She has to work her regular hours. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Apr 08
My mom is visiting us in July from New Zealand and I've asked if she can bring some peanut slabs, twisties, meat pies, and a few other things with her that I miss a lot.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
So did she agree to bring these things for you then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Apr 08
She said yes to the peanut slabs and twisties LOL
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
9 Apr 08
A friend of ours goes back to Michigan for the Holidays and we have her bring us back Saunders Hot fudge. Now and then we can find it down here but it's rare and we love that. We manage to get Vernors and Faygo down here in Florida but not the rock and rye, which I do enjoy. We do have friends that visit my parents from Michigan every few years and we ask them to bring us some Michigan apples. The ones down here just don't taste the same. Ok I now have the Faygo song stuck in my head
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
My mom back in the 60's worked for Saunders so we got a lot of their chocolates and all. Yummy! What I miss from Michigan the most though is fresh made fudge from Mackinaw Island. "Which way did he go? He went for FAYYYGO"[ b]HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~[/b]
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! We do have a lot of relatives and friends who visit us all year round and they always bring us also things that are not available in our local area. I am really excited however with relatives visiting from other countries. LOL! Guess, why? haha..The chocolates taste better when it comes from the USA, Europe and especially the ones from Japan. haha.. Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day! :)
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I have one relative living in a foreign country and he is so old he doesn't recall anyone and most of us have never seen him anyhow. A shame but that's life I guess huh? I would love some chocolate from Europe actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! Yes, it is a shame but it does happen to the best of us somehow. Oh, I do love the chocolates from Europe too and "also from your country". haha..Get that?! Thanks for giving the BR, really appreciate it. Just my thoughts dear friend! Take care and have a nice day!
@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Actually, I get care packages sent to me from my mom and dad, they live in Texas I'm in PA. They usually send me a package (well about 6 dozen) tamales, after living in Texas most of my life, canned tamales just don't count lol Around Thanksgiving they usually have a fruit cake shipped to me, I know what everyone thinks, fruit cake yuck, oh but not the ones from Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas. When my oldest daughter goes down for a visit, she lives in VA, she usually brings me back some real Dr Pepper, made with Pure Cane sugar, from the orginal bottling company in Texas. She and I also miss Big Red soda.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Yumm! I like tamales a lot as well. Minnesota has no good places for fresh tamales though. I saw a show on TV about Collin Bakery and their fruit cakes and how many they ship all over the world. Unreal. I miss Coke made with the syrup not the carbonated version in taps. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Apr 08
I do hope that you have a great time when your brother and his wife. I've been to Detroit but it was only a day trip when I was on holiday in Canada many moons ago! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I plan on having a blast actually. Thanks. I haven't been back to Detroit in a few years actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Not really but I visit a friend in Wisconsin and bring them stuff from here that they can't get....we have a meat market that really does a good job with jerkie and beef summer sausage.....I usually bring them some of that when I go to visit.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have a friend in the AA club that does hunting a lot and makes his own venison jerky that I love. Come visit me and bring me some great Italian sausage? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Cat Tails - My brother brought them to my home. They really do look nice.
When my brothers were in the military, they would bring all kinds of interesting t-shirts for our daughters, but never brought any food. The last time my brother visited he brought me some Cat Tails; however, they are available here.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I love wild cattails. They make a great looking centerpiece for the dining roopm table at times. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
8 Apr 08
No. The last overnight guest we had was my little nephew who stayed with us a couple of weeks. He didn't bring anything with him but an attitude, lol. Just kidding.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have had relatives visit that were drunk and obnoxious in the past. Thoose relatives now know they are still welcomed but not to drink in my house anymopre as I don't appreciate it especially as I am sober for just over 17 years and don't need to deal with drunks anymore. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (115037)
• United States
9 Apr 08
It is not big here, but we can get Vernors. My hubby likes a Portuguese sausage: Chourico, and we often receive shipments of Carrot Relish from Hart's Turkey Farm in New Hampshire, with Chourico also. His sister's love him.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
I don't have people in other provinces all my family lives here in montreal, we are not a family to move around much.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I'm very sorry that I am so late on responding to this discussion. I am trying to get caught up on them right now. We hardly ever have company at my house. I do have family that lives fairly close but the ones that live out of town, never come here anymore. I have one family member that lives in Florida and I think it would be great if they could come and visit and bring some peaches and oranges.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Aunt Bertie's Sweet Tea - I hear it's really good.
My husband's sister asks hubby to bring this special tea that's made here in North Carolina and it makes quite a bit because it's concentrated. She lives in Virginia which is about an hour and a half from our house to hers so when he goes up to see her and their mother, he brings up some tea. http://www.carolinatreat.com/teas.asp