Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 23:23:23 CDT
From: "Krahn, Al" AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU
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
Here it was "Red Rover, Red Rover, let so-and-so come over."
Albert E. Krahn E-Mail AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU
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