5.03.2021

DETROIT TV LEGEND: JOHNNY GINGER WAS MY FAVORITE

Johnny Ginger

Johnny Ginger (Galen Grindle) was born in Toledo, Ohio. His parents, Ray and Edna, were a Vaudeville family act performing at the Paramount Theater in Toledo. His brother, Kenny, was a tap dancer in the family act. One day they brought little Johnny up onstage to sing "Sonny Boy" and he was an instant hit. As a teen he performed stand-up comedy in clubs all over Toledo, Detroit, and Canada.

Walter Brennan and Johnny Ginger

Johnny had been working as a comedian under the name Jerry Gale when he auditioned to present a program for WXYZ-TV based around re-runs of The Three Stooges. Given the role, WXYZ vice president John Pival insisted that he work under the name Johnny Ginger, the name is taken from a bottle of Johnny Bull Ginger Beer.


Ginger's afternoon show, Curtain Time Theater (which was always pronounced "Thee-A-ter"), entertained kids from 1957 to 1960 on WXYZ-TV Channel 7.

Johnny Carson and Johnny Ginger

The live portions of the show were broadcast all around the television station, with Ginger in his janitor costume of bib-overalls and driving cap. By the early 1960s Johnny adapted a new character inspired by the Jerry Lewis film The Bellboy, that of the head bellboy at the Rocky Plaza Hotel, run by Mr. Rocky. Johnny did every voice on his show. Soupy had a support team...Johnny wrote and performed the show entirely alone.  The show became The Johnny Ginger Show.

Stage Hand/Janitor and Bellboy

He introduced a new generation of kids to The Three Stooges and even played the part of Billy The Kid in the Stooges last film, The Outlaws Is Coming.


Johnny Ginger was in my opinion, the REAL DEAL...He didn't fake it for the kids..we knew he genuinely cared about his little fans. Johnny and I have been talking a lot by phone and he has told me many times how outraged he felt seeing other celebrities mistreat their fans.  He has never disrespected one of his fans.


He visited many sick children in hospitals on his own time and dime. You can see the genuine concern in his face for this little girl in the photo above. My sister Patti and I watched his show every day before school for years.. all my school friends did too.  Lots of the boys tried to copy his dance moves and comic style but there is only one Johnny Ginger..



Johnny told me that he does write his shows in advance but they flow like improvisation.  His mind works faster than any normal humorist.  In Johnny's world, he plays all the roles.. The voices just flow into each other as do his songs.

Johnny was close friends with Soupy Sales..It took a while for Soupy to warm up to the seriously funny and energetic young Johnny.  Some serious competition me thinks...But eventually, they performed together a lot.

Johnny does a great impression of Soup..



Johnny was a real-life gunslinger... he was a 45 quick draw champion....He is so great in western parts.


Johnny left Detroit for Hollywood and appeared on a great episode of The Rifleman.

Obviously I am not one of the boys in the photo below but that is what we did back then... we sat on the floor as close as we could get to the TV.  No wonder we're all blind now!


Kevin, Randy, and Rocky Grindle top 3 of Johnny's sons.

The many kiddie shows back in this time were vehicles to promote cartoons and products.  We suffered through pitch after pitch to get to the cartoon. Mickey Mouse Club was really tough to watch.. We loved the Disney cartoons so we watched patiently to see them. With Johnny Ginger we really found him interesting and funny! We endured the cartoons to get to back to watching Johnny! Truth!



The Johnny Ginger Show was canceled in 1968. Ginger went on to host Captain Detroit for WKBD-TV.

 Always cool...Johnny Ginger

Johnny lives in his hometown in Toledo now and is very close with his 7 kids! OY... They love him dearly as do I. He and I get on the phone for hours and crack each other up!  I laugh out LOUD at him still! Hardly anything makes me really crack up but Johnny stills does such fun streaming routines...

At the end of every Johnny Ginger show, he signed off with goodbye to Mom, Dad, Patti and All... We all thought he was talking to us. Me especially having a sister named Patti. 



SEE YOU REAL SOON JOHNNY!! WE ALL LOVE YOU XK

5.02.2021

CBD AND YOGA: PERFECT BLEND FOR IMPROVING HEALTH

Yoga and meditation uplift you on a spiritual note and keep the external distractions away. With regular yoga practice, you can enhance the mindset and overcome your fears. Also, it helps in limiting the distractions and makes you focus on the task at hand. With a better body to mind connection, you are likely to embrace life in the present moment without being a slave of the past. In case you’re a yoga enthusiast who wishes to progress on the path further, consider the natural herbs and supplements. With the best CBD gummies to improve sleep, you can accelerate the spiritual progress and achieve the desired results much faster.

Here are the top reasons to combine your yoga practice with some nutritious and effective herbal remedies like cannabis.

May Enhance Concentration Levels

With regular yoga sessions, you can calm your mind and achieve stable psychological health. The small movements and breathing exercises ensure a well-balanced cognition and aid in proper mindfulness. On top of this, cannabis therapy aids in better focus and keeps the external distractions at bay. It contains high levels of endocannabinoids that act on your brain and stimulate the neurological pathways. Further, the chemicals boost the levels of dopamine and enhance memory. Along with this, it works on the focus and allows you to focus on the essential tasks.



Can Improve Sleep Quality

Psychological ailments can affect your sleep duration and lead to sleep disorders in the long run. In case you suffer from anxiety or depression, you must stick to regular yoga practices. It helps in reducing the levels of stress hormones like cortisol and induces a sense of well-being. Also, yoga asanas incorporate flexibility and rectify your sleep cycle. You can combine your yoga practice with cannabis extracts to boost your sleep quality. Along with this, it can enhance the levels of melatonin and correct your sleep cycle. Try out the cannabis strains that lead to a refreshing, consistent, and gratifying sleep routine.

May Stabilize Your Mood

One of the best ways to uplift your mood and stay away from mood swings is through mindfulness. You must stick to regular yoga sessions to boost your personality. Also, you might consider cannabis supplements to uplift your mood and ensure a stable mindset. The active components present in cannabis act on the 5-HT receptors and increase the levels of several neurotransmitters. As the levels of serotonin increase, you may experience contentment and mood stability in the long run. You can go for an Interest free credit card. Don’t forget to incorporate cannabis extracts in your daily routine for maximum benefits.
Final Verdict

Yoga is a spiritual practice that enhances your focus, flexibility and curbs stressful reactions and Total Shape of your body. It helps you build up a body to mind connection and works upon the awareness aspects. Also, you are likely to gain better confidence and physiological well-being with regular yoga and meditation. All you need to do is combine the yoga sessions with cannabis extracts to achieve the maximum results. It acts on your brain’s receptors and increases self-awareness. Furthermore, it can enhance your ability to tolerate stress and come out with better endurance. Don’t forget to fetch reliable cannabis strains to boost your physical as well as psychological well-being.
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