Hello, and welcome to Rednesday! Believe it or not, I've never had a cherry soda in my life! Not on purpose, I just never did. I recently was googling something about cherries and a vintage bottle cap came up. Great design, so I looked for more. Who knew there was such a nice variety of cherry soda graphics out there for me to enjoy! I'm sure there's many, many more than these ones, too! I threw in the Pinky soda one for the name's sake - my maiden name being Pink!
A bit of soda trivia for you:
~ 1798 The term "soda water" first coined.
~ 1819 The "soda fountain" patented by Samuel Fahnestock.
~ 1835 The first bottled soda water in the U.S.
~ 1851 Ginger Ale created in Ireland.
~ 1861 The term "pop" first coined.
~ 1876 Root Beer mass produced for public sale.
~ 1881 The first cola-flavored beverage introduced.
~ 1885 Charles Aderton invented "Dr. Pepper" in Waco, Texas.
~ 1886 Dr. John S. Pemberton invented "Coca-Cola" in Atlanta, Georgia.
~ 1892 William Painter invented the crown bottle cap.
~ 1898 "Pepsi-Cola" is invented by Caleb Bradham.
~ 1923 Six-pack soft drink cartons called "Hom-Paks" created.
~ 1929 The Howdy Company debuted its new drink "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Sodas" later called "7 Up". Invented by Charles Leiper Grigg.
~ 1952 The first diet soft drink sold called the "No-Cal Beverage", a ginger ale sold by Kirsch.~ 1957 The first aluminum cans used.
~ 1963 The Schlitz Brewing company introduced the "Pop Top" beer can to the nation in March, invented by Ermal Fraze of Kettering, Ohio.
~ 1965 Soft drinks in cans dispensed from vending machines.
~ 1970 Plastic bottles are used for soft drinks.
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Monday morning Mister's maternal grandfather passed away - Thomas Alton Stewart, originally from Nova Scotia. He was a pastor, and even married Mister and me! For about the past 15 years, he lived down the street with Mister's mother, and he died at the ripe old age of 101!
He lived a great life, had many friends, and was a great story teller! He drove his car until he was 100 (complaining about all those old people on the road that drove too slow!) and stopped only because his hip was getting bad. This past week he just wanted to go home and be with his Lord. What a homecoming party there was in heaven on Monday morning!