Welcome to the Nostalgic Ramber

Hans Jeff Borger is heard on WRGE 97.9 FM in Ocala, FL featuring Christian programming.

"The Nostalgic Rambler" radio show previously heard on Gene Martin & Friends has been suspended due to my commitments at WRGE.

Why a blog? I wrote a book "The Little Grownup: a nostalgic Michigan boyhood" which should appeal to most baby boomers. A mass market book? Well, not yet...but the potential is there! (Be sure to buy it at "finer on line bookstores" everywhere!)

The comments presented in "The Nostalgic Rambler" probably won't be of interest to the masses...anymore. If grandma and grandpa and their friends were still alive, then it would be a different story.

I live in the past. My time warp is a comfortable cocoon even if it sometimes drives my wife crazy. The music of the 1940s and 50s, the stars of those days were big stuff in their day, but are now almost forgotten. Oddly enough, I was born in '64 so those iconic years were for the most part over by that time.

Through "The Nostalgic Rambler" I maybe can help share my love and knowledge for those times and things...all at one time important pieces of Americana but now a bit faded in memory.

The woman who did the blog about cooking all of Julia Childs' French Cuisine Cookbook in a year got a sweet movie deal out of her blog experience. I wouldn't mind that but would be happy to know that you are reading this....and maybe enjoying my time warp, too.

Hans Jeff Borger

Friday, August 1, 2014

A refreshing drink of Faygo Pop for you

It's hot and it's summer so we need to cool off with a nice can or bottle of pop.  When I moved to Florida years ago, I found out it is called "soda" here, but in Michigan we call it pop and thus shall it always be.

One of Detroit's best pops is made by Faygo with such iconic flavors and tastes as Rock & Rye and Redpop. 

 There aren't too many iconic TV commercials out there anymore but in the Nostalgic Rambler's childhood there were quite a few. Faygo had some really great ones. Click here for the singing very nostalgic commercial that will make you want a Faygo pop right now.  Here (with Laurel and Hardy...)  and here are a couple of other ones that are really cute.

 Oddly enough Faygo is apparently now owned by a Florida company even though it's still made in Detroit. 

There were other good ads for other pops but that's for another time....Coke anyone? Remember this?