Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 23:23:23 CDT


Subject: Playing catchup

We have plenty of Tin Roof sundaes around yet, especially at

Leon's Custard Stand, the place where Clinton stopped for a cone.

It is simply a choc sundae with spanish peanuts on top.

A & W Root Beer stands still serve Black Cows, I believe:

root beer float.

Chocolate coke, one of my old favorites.

Green River was a flavoring which was used to make a phosphate.

It was a trade named syrup that was in a big dispenser

mounted to the soda fountain (and it is still "soda" here,

regardless of what DARE might say).

A milk shake was just flavored milk. If you wanted ice cream

in it, it was usually a malt -- which is malt flavoring and

any other flavor as well. So you could have a strawbery malt,

a chocolate malt, etc. Malts could be ordered in varying

degrees of thickness or thinness.

Stroh's/straws revisited: I was in a bar in Denver in the

summer of 1956. A patron asked the bartender for a SLITS.

As a Milwaukeean, I was curious to see what would be served.

Sure enough, the bartender brought a SHHHLITS beer. Of course,

Schlitz is now owned by Stroh's, and Old Milwaukee is now

brewed in Old Detroit. Nobody seems to have missed it,

though. I drink Beck's and Bitberger or a local micro brew.

Confession: It is Walgreens -- with an s but no apostrophe --

in their ads and on their buildings. It has no s in the Yellow

Pages, though.

Here it was "Red Rover, Red Rover, let so-and-so come over."



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