Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Passing of the Guard

I read today on Dick Purtan's blog of the passing of Jac LeGoff, former Detroit newscaster. I have very fond memories of Detroit broadcasting having grown up in the western 'burbs of Detroit. The news became a real focus for me at the age of 15 during the 1967 Detroit riots (do the math). It's funny, but people didn't flip through stations like they do now - probably due to the lack of remote controls. Mostly my folks watched channels 2 and 7 though, so I do remember Jac LeGoff.

And thanks to Mr. Purtan, I hear also that Jerry Hodak is retiring. Wow, I can't believe he's been on air for 45 years. Weather people come and go but Jerry Hodak has been a constant on Detroit television. Best wishes, Mr. Hodak.

Our yearly birthday visit to our younger daughter up in Michigan was great. It's always great to spend time with our youngest, some of my siblings and DH's cousins. What was really weird though was not being able to tune to WOMC and hear Dick Purtan and Purtan's People. I grew up with favorite radio stations, starting with WKNR, CKLW (ok, so this was in Windsor), WXYZ, and WOMC among others. I doubt that teens nowadays even listen to as much radio as I did throughout my life. They don't know what they are missing.

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Organic Does Not Equal Appetizing

As an excuse to listen to an audiobook loaned by my sister for our long ride from Michigan back to Tennessee, my husband and I drove to Sparta for lunch.  On our way back, along Burgess Falls road, we stopped at the MMKM Family Produce Market, in Baxter hoping to pick up a watermelon or some fresh corn.

What we got instead was snapped at by the owner for DARING to open the cooler and peel back a little of the husk to get a look at the corn that he assured us they did not spray with chemicals. He said that if we bought six ears of corn, he would give us eight. I guess to make sure that we got six edible ears? Maybe he should think twice about not spraying because the corn looked awful, the peaches were mushy looking and his attitude sucked.

I'm not so sorry mister that you lost a customer today.

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational