Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 17:15:50 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" 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.)