You Can’t Go Home Again

Last year, accompanied by my sons Eric and Stuart, I visited my boyhood home in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, a small village to the south of Greensboro.  My family moved from that place in 1938, and I had never been back.  As we stopped on the street across from my old family home we engaged […]

Springtime Fun

  Old memories from a small Carolina village, circa 1936. In the months of May and June there was always a riot of color.  Young girls would often stroll through the fields and pick wild flowers.  They would weave these flowers into garlands, sometimes worn like a necklace or other times fashioned into a crown.  […]

Soda Fountains

How many of you remember drug store soda fountains? The term soda fountain was originally used to mean a device that dispenses carbonated soft drinks.  The device combines flavored syrup or syrup concentrate and carbon dioxide with chilled and purified water to make soft drinks. Later the term was applied to small lunch counters where […]