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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1847
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Posted From: 69.47.101.255
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did anyone else's parents besides mine give their kids a piping hot Vernors to relieve some wacky childhood ailment? I never did find out if there was anything medicinal in Vernors but it sure seemed to relieve my runny nose, cough and whatever ailed me at the moment.

Are there any other odd related folk cures using Detroit products here?
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 863
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Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my parents still drink warm Vernor's on occasion
(ginger calms an upset stomach among other things)
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Kilgore_south
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Post Number: 22
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Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well there were a lot of people that self-medicated daily with ice cold Strohs.

I've never heard of the hot Vernors treatment, but I'll keep it in mind. Maybe add a shot of brandy...
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Downtown
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Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't Alice Cooper appear in a Vernors tv ad, steaming mug in hand, saying "You have your Vernors your way; I'll have it mine"?

Or was that Bob Seger?
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Lawnmowerman
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Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vernors has brought me back to life many times..I like to drink it at room temp.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Post Number: 525
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Posted From: 69.14.248.252
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Warm Vernors for an upset stomach - a Detroit tradition.
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Leoqueen
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Post Number: 1088
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 12:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hot Vernor's with a cinnamon stick! Yum! The best thing for a cold or stuffy nose
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3168
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Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 1:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For depression, try a Sanders Hot Fudge Puff. If you're down after that, you need hospitalization. Pure joy. (whip cream and cherry optional)

jjaba, sipping warm Vernors.
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Blessyouboys
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Post Number: 284
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Posted From: 69.209.175.184
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 1:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup, mom just microwaved a cup of diet V the other day...
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Matt_the_deuce
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Post Number: 526
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 2:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Microwaved? Diet?

Regular Vernor's in a Saucepan over the stove.

Times are a changin'... er...have changed...

(Message edited by Matt the Deuce on February 27, 2006)
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1850
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 2:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's got to be something medicinal about Better Made potato chips isn't there? (fingers crossed)

I love the use of Stroh's as a muscle relaxant.

I've heard that Lafayette & American coney islands can be used as a laxative at times.
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Gumby
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Post Number: 903
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alice Cooper/Bob Seger. Yeah I can see how you could mix those two up. :-)
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56packman
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Post Number: 70
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 11:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up on hot Vernor's when sick (head cold)
I later invented a drink I like to call "Vernor's Grand Dad". Try it.
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Jimg
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Post Number: 570
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not just warm Vernors, but warm Vernors with fresh Lemon juice. And my dad would drink warm Vernors with 7&7: a hot toddy
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Wsukid
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Post Number: 138
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 1:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ive never heard of warm vernors. But I do think that a good chip addict like myself always has a bag of BBQ better made on hand. Damn they are so good
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Brandon48202
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Post Number: 70
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vernors is a complete waste of time without the blessing of Bacardi.
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Jams
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Post Number: 2778
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Posted From: 70.236.194.246
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Warm Vernors with milk was Mum's remedy for an upset Tum-tum in my family.

Although my personal opinion was Vernors with a dollop of French Vanilla ice cream will cure anything.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3172
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 3:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oy, a Vernors float on a hot stinky Detroit July day. jjaba prefers it with Stroh's Butter Pecan ice cream so he can tip the glass and eat the nuts, with the Vernors.

Try the 12 oz. Pepsi with a bag of Planters Peanuts in the bottle. Makes a dandy snack and will cure carpel tunnel syndrome with these 3,000 posts of mine.

jjaba.
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Mc5rules
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And it was neither Seger nor Cooper. 'Twas the Nuge...
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Wkl
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Post Number: 70
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I never remember warm Vernors. I do remember mom giving us flat (no fizz) Vernors for upset stomachs.

I have started a Vernors float craze out here on the west coast.
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Rms
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Post Number: 15
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I happen to have a taste for ginger brandy, and have been known to throw some of that into a big latte cup of microwaved Vernors. It's a great hot toddy (sp?) when you are feeling under and can use some help getting to sleep.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 245
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I was a teen, I chugged a quart bottle of Vernors nonstop resulting in an instant stomach ache and a burp that lasted for about a minute. It took a couple decades before I could drink carbonated beverages again without getting the hiccoughs.

Kids, do not try this at home.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3177
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Detroit vibe WKL. Keep the faith, wherever youse zat.

Jimaz, now my 10 yr. old son wants to try your fun. Let the belching begin.

jjaba, drinking bottled Vernors with salted peanuts in the neck.
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Angry_dad
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Vernors is highly recomended as a basting agent for baking a ham.
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 493
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Warm Vernors is a cold remedy that has followed me to the northleft corner of these lower 48 states. Nothing better on a cold Columbia River Valley night.....

.....except maybe a shot of rum.....
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Jiminnm
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Post Number: 316
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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ah, the memories. Vernors warmed in a pot on the stove, with a touch of lemon and/or honey, depending on your particular ailment, could cure most anything. I sometimes wonder how my grandmother figured all these things out.
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Treble484
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mother would take me to Sanders where Hot Vernors was served in clear vernor glass cups, beat a hot chocolate everytime.

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