Monday, January 7, 2008

It's All In The Name.........



Hi Everybody..Welcome to Trashy Tuesday.
Your host for today's Trash-o-Rama is The G-Man...
I grew up in an area of Flint called Burton. 90% of the people that lived here migrated North from the Deep South after the WWII to work for GM. There was a factory here called Fisher Body, and they made Buicks. Most of the people worked within walking distance of the factory, and the inhabitants were mostly from Arkansas, and Mississippi, and Missouri. But the area became known as 'Little Missouri'.
Our family came from Germany and Scotland, and immigrated through Canada..That has nothing to do with today's post, I just thought you'd like to know...
Anyway, I've always said that I'd like to put the name of that Mechanical Engineering firm on my post so now I have...And as far as Crank's Motel go's, it has always rented rooms by the 'hour'...If you know what I mean?
These neighborhood landmarks are still here long after GM flew the coup...
I hope you got a grin from them...
Peace...

21 comments:

Strumpet said...

Mwah!

Ha.

Now I'll go read.

xo

lime said...

LOL johnson & wood, cranks...too funny.

thanks for the local sights. it was a good giggle.

Strumpet said...

Do you think they'd let me borrow their name to use for my Dildo Store?

Can you ask them please?

I'm so not kidding.

I'd open it up in Boystown.

Do you know how much money I would make with a name like that?

Did it NEVER dawn on them just how great of a name it was? I mean, did somebody have to TELL them, you think...or did they sort of/kind of just know and did it anyway?

Serena Joy said...

You could hardly do a Trash-a-Rama without plugging Crank's Motel. LOL!
xoxo

J Morgetron said...

By the hour ... why would anyone want to rent a hotel for ONE hour?

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Oh.

Never mind.

Little Wing said...

Hmmmmm.....
Curious here.
I wonder how much it costs to rent a motel for one hour?????

Little Wing said...

G-daddy, check out my post today!!!!

Charles said...

I always wondered what that "Body by Fisher" was about, now I know more. Rock on, G.

SignGurl said...

I had a Body By Fisher t-shirt when I was a kid. My step dad was a car salesman.

I could so make both of them better signs.

xoxoxo

Mona said...

Trash o Rama? This sounds like a fun word !

Fishing for the fish in the fissure...

Mona said...

Hey G, I am writing another comment to make it eleven...

Mona said...

Ok, another twelveth comment to let you know I am going south 2morrow.

Rebicmel said...

haha leave it to you to put Johnson, Wood, and Motel together lol. It's kind of like in Muskogee they have a duel sign one above advertising crematorium the one below a smokehouse, cremated and smoked at the same time lol. Here's Your Sign!!!!

Have a nice evening

Strumpet said...

Sign-babe,

You are always cracking me up.

Oh, how I would LOVE to see the sign YOU make for Johnson & Wood.

I'd probably buy a copy of it to display in my apartment as artwork.

Queenie said...

Thats really interesting, I bet the place was never the same after G-man flew the coup. Did I ever say my mother is Scottish?

g-man said...

Strumpet First?
Yay!!!!!!!
And guess what?...I am blogging from work. Hahahahaha
I don't know if they know, but I'm sure someone has told them...
I love this, just like the old days!
xoxoxoxox

Limey...
A walk through the Jungle..
xox

Sherry...
I love that word, I just might make this a regular feature..
xoxbgxoxox

Morgetron...
hehehehehe
xoxoxox

Jadey...
30 bucks
(so I'm told)
xoxox(I did)


Charles...
A little bit of automotive history.
G

SignGurl...
I know you could, because you are the Queen of Signs...xoxox

Mona....?
You can be as 'comment-happy' as you like cause I'm soooo glad you are back!!!
xoxmrxoxoxox

Missy...
I loved your caption
hehehehe
xoxoxox

Strumpet...
I should get her to make one for you...Wait...she has yet to make ME anything yet..Grrrrrrr

Queenie...
Maybe we are cousins
McGlashan
House of Stuart...?
xoxoxox






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Strumpet said...

Yay!

Blogging from WORK?!?!

I'm SO happy for you, Galen!!

Ah....memories....

xoxo

Rebicmel said...

Galen you naughty boy you deserve a spanking.....:p

You are brave boyo, be careful or you will get caught and then they will take you computer away.

Have a nice evening xoxoxo

G-Man said...

Hi Girls..
Don't worry, it was a fluke..
I'm on the strait and narrow again..xox

Strumpet said...

It was fun while it lasted.

I feel honoured to have been a part of it.

However brief.

You rebel.

tsduff said...

ha ha ha ha i liked this one.

Sorry i've been unable to blog much lately - computer at home still busted. You are my favorite funny bone.