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Mary Elaine-Blinstrub Chambers
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 2:23 am:   

i reading the names and i cant believe you left off David Chambers - he was there for years! At least 9 years behind the counter and as the drummer of the house band - Shadowfax! This was his home!
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 11:19 am:   

Hi Mary,

Could you specify where on the site the omission is?
I checked the Shadowfax page and the Alvins page. I see his name in both places.
Diana Bonner
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 3:36 pm:   

I worked at Alvin's for awhile along with Kelly Jacob and Lisa Pospychala. Bernadette was a very nice boss. We drank beer all the time and gave the customers shit. (This was the lunch crowd)
Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
Username: Admin

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 11:30 am:   

Hi Diana,

Great to see your activity on the site!
I have placed you on the "Alvin's Twilight Bar" page. Some of my fondest memories come from that place, although I never worked there.
Kris Peterson
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 3:31 pm:   

I used to go in there at least twice a week to stare at George (LOL). I used to make him uneasy (LOL). He asked me one time, "Why do you come in and stare at me?". I said, "I'm just trying to figure you out". I really liked George. He was so many things. He did beautiful carpentry, and was a great he ran that club so well. I remember that he wouldn't take any crap from any customer. If they didn't like the service or had a complaint, he would kick them out. I always admired that. So many restaurant owners are such fawning synchophants when it comes to the customers. Not George....and, he was kind of whiny as well, which made him very appealing to the mother in me. But yet, you couldn't mother him or he would get mad. I often wondered why him and his wife separated. He really loved his wife....right up until the end. OK.

Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
Username: Admin

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 10:58 am:   

Kris, great remembrance. I've placed you in the "Twilight tribe" on the site
tyrone williams
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 1:18 am:   

Lee Sandweiss ( nee Lee Fornier) and I are putting together a book of baby boomers' favorite Detroit memories, focusing on music, bands, social and political events (e.g.,Dally in the Alley), local personalities (John Sinclair to Dick Purtan), landmarks, venues, etc. If you are interested please email me at or
Mark Kernodle
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 9:47 pm:   

Kris,I am Karen Korinek's( Georges wife) brother Mark.I new George since he dated my sister in high school.I remember going over to his house when he had a couple of garage bands.I was lucky enough to have George teach me a little guitar along with Bill Hodgson. I would always try and go to where ever they were playing. I remember the time George and Shadowfax opened for Ike and Tina Turner at the Griswald arena. Anyway,long story short.Although they were separated, they were always in touch with each other right up until his death. Karen just passed away on 10-24-07.I am burying George's ashes with Karen tomorrow, Monday 1:00 pm at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
susan watkins
Posted on Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 8:27 pm:   

Hello Mark. I am so saddened and suprised to hear about the passing of your sister Karen. Although I have not had any contact with her for many, many years I will always remember her as a warm and wonderful person.
I was friends with Diane Livingston who you may remember as being quite close with Karen and George for a long time. My last memories of her were when she was living in the converted carriage house.
Please accept my condolences to you and all of your family. Can you share with us what happened to her..
Thank you for posting.
Susan Watkins
Mark Kernodle
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 9:19 pm:   

Hi Susan,
I do remenber Diane. It has been many years since I have seen anyone from those good times. Karen was in Walgreens on 7-24-07, and they think she may have had a stroke. When she fell, she fell backwords, and landed full force on the back of her head. She had severe head trauma, and they had to operate because of the bleeding and brain swelling. It looked like she was going to make it, and then about a week later she had another severe brain bleed, and had to operate again. After the second operation, she never really came out of it. She held in there and passed away 3 months to the day on 10-24-07.
Thanks for remembering Karen.
Mark Kernodle
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2007 - 7:11 pm:   

Oh Mark. I am so sorry to hear of the tragic circumstances of your sister's passing. It must have been difficult for you and the rest of the family. How crazy it all is.
Thank you for sharing with us. Karen will not only be remembered by me of course, but by many more who will certainly see this and be touched. I am very moved by learning of this. She was a dear.
Best wishes to you and all of Karen's family.
Susan W
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:40 am:   

Of course! I have been hinavg trouble organizing my spices and vitamins. My grandmother always had one of these in her kitchen cupboard. I had totally forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder! I recently moved from a 2 bedroom house to a 1 room studio apartment. I was a little bit cramped at first but now I just love it! It's small but it's bright, cheerful and in a great area. It's really forced me to be disciplined about getting rid of clutter! Thanks so much, your books have helped!

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