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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:04 am:   

Does anyone out there remember Sam Glist? He was an old weird wino that lived on Palmer and Cass and we used to hang around and drink with him sometimes on a patch of grass right across from the University. Steve from the Circa used to feed him sometimes. He used to plant plastic flowers in front of the cosmic cafe.
Don Davis
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 5:14 pm:   

Hi, I remember him. I am an original member of the EMS Medic 6 out of the firehouse at Cass & Alexandrine from 1972-76. My name is Don Davis. I remember Sam Glist very well. Does anyone remember me or a wino named Paul Foley? I sure would like to hear from anyone who remembers those days.
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 10:19 pm:   

Sorry I don't remember Sam or Paul, but I was wondering what was the "cosmic cafe"? I do remember a "character" named Carlysle around 1969- 70 who was a street person around Third & Forest..does anyone remember him?
Mike B.
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 6:36 am:   

I remember Sam very well, and his catch phrase "IIIIIIIII Know!" I lived on the corner of Palmer and Cass for a few before I moved back into 655 (W. Alexandrine).
Kris Peterson
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2006 - 6:52 pm:   

I remember Sam. I was working at The Cafe Detroit as a bartender at night and Sam would come in about every night for a drink. There was a picture painted by Stephen Goodfellow on the wall that I bought for $20.00 called "Bitch With Clock" I sold it to Cindy (?) for $150.00 (Cindy was smarter than me). I would sing there sometimes on the week-ends with Frank Isola, and other groups as well. This was around 1981-2.

Kris Peterson
Danny Pelletier
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:11 pm:   

I was just browsing the internet,and found all this great info reagrding cass corridor and such.Does anyone remeber the Cafe Detroit.That was a job i had as a dishwasher i worked for Susan Whal,Tim Parvin and Greg.I went to Cass United Church ad i grew up on Peterbro,Charlotte and Lived in the Coranado Biulding.this was all before 1980's.I would just like some info on the past.I am aslo looking for the bar that was on Second street between Charlotte and Peterbro street.I understand my Dad hung out there and i met him one time and was not told till years later who he was.His name was Robert Miller and he had cousins that lived on Brainard street and Second, any help would be great
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 7:16 pm:   

I worked at Cafe Detroit for awhile.Susan hired me,I was very around 13 years old or so and i rode in with her a few times and finally started taking a bus.I lived on Peterbro next door to her.She was a a very kind person to our Family.I was going thru some old pictures and found several in there of people that worked there at that time.We had a big party i remember a few people i worked with in the kitchen.Lots of memories.
Do you remember me Danny Pelletier i wish i had a scanner i would post some of the pictures.I remember a old whino called Curly anyone remember him.He was around the Masonic temple a lot
Dee Allen
Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 2:56 pm:   

Hi Danny,
My name is Dee (Kalember) Allen. I knew nothing about the Cafe, but I used to go with Tim Parvin back in the '60's while attending our Grosse Pointe High School off Fisher Rd. :-) I've tried for years to get in touch with him, but he is also married and out of touch.
Danny Pelletier
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 5:12 pm:   

Hi Dee,I looked up the names of people i knew and of course there a quite of few of Tim Parvin out there
I tried to get into touch with a few people and know luck on anyone i knew then.
Saladin Ahmed
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 1:09 am:   

I remember Sam Glist. And I actually remember some Dally c.1990-2 where some death-metal-ish band was playing and they dedicated a song to Sam Glist. I think they had their sword stolen at this show as well?? For the life of me, I can't remember what they were called... I was in High School and possibly on acid.
J.E. Kelly
Posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 9:11 pm:   

That was Coven!!! I used to live in the Isabelle apartment building when Sam lived there. He was very strange, but funny. He used to call me "Queen of the Gods" every time I saw him. He threw a box of tampons at a waitress at Circa one time. I have lots of pictures of him. Sad when he died.
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Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 12:09 pm:   

J.E. Kelly,
If you've got pictures, send them to me - I'll place them on the site:
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 6:03 am:   

I remember Sam Glist. How cool that we lived in a neighborhood where even the wackiest people we met on the street (and shared booze/or whatever with) are remembered?!
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:39 pm:   

There's a terrific amnuot of knowledge in this article!

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