End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Jun 1994 to 2 Jun 1994 ********************************************** There are 3 messages totalling 82 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Playing catchup 2. tom- ? 3. Aware Redux ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 23:23:23 CDT From: "Krahn, Al" 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." AKRA Albert E. Krahn E-Mail AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU Division of Lib. Arts and Sciences Fax 414/297-7990 Milwaukee Area Technical College Ph (H) 414/476-4025 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443 Ph (W) 414/297-6519