I'm not connected to Frattallones Ace Hardware in any way except that when I go to Wet Paint, which is right across the street, I typically stop in and get a Tootsie Pop. (OK I get two Tootsie Pops, what's your point!?)
Well the other day I was picking up some stuff at Wet Paint for a bookbinding class I'm teaching. I had a to also get twine and thought I'll just run across the street and get twine at the Ace (which is how I think of it) and when I did I not only found the twine but the wax paper and plastic plates (for glue) that I also needed. It was as if I would think of something, ask if they had it and they magically they would have it.
So I ended up doing all my shopping (which was going to take 3 more stores) right here. And got out in record time. (Sadly without any soda—but I had to take photos so I could share them with Dick so we could decide what to buy in the future. I only drink soda when I go out to eat, and then not always. But sometimes I really do crave an orange soda and there are several right on these shelves I'm looking forward to trying out.)
I thought you might enjoy seeing all these sodas, knowing that they exist, knowing where you can get them, and because I am a scavenger of graphics, knowing where you can find some really interesting bottle labels!
If you have ever had any of these sodas and want to offer recommendations let me know. I'm rather attracted to the Shirley Temple soda because when I go to a really "fancy restaurant" I always have a Shirley Temple. (Sometimes I get so high from the sugar I ask for "Another non-alcoholic Shirley Temple." Who says teetotalers don't have interesting lives?!)