Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 17:15:50 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: creme soda
Yvette's reference to "Vernor's ginger ale" reminded me of the passage
in Laurie Colwin's deliciously funny book "Goodbye Without Leaving"
where the narrator describes her onetiime employers, Vernon and Ruby
Shakely (the narrator was briefly a Shakette), clearly modelled on Ike
and Tina Turner. The hilariously despicable Vernon calls it "virginia
ale". If this doesn't strike you as funny, don't read ME, read the BOOK!
(It will. It's also a great read for any fan of doo-wop, R&B & early
rock'n'roll. But beware: you can hardly read it without a turntable.)