Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Soda Fountain

This is the soda fountain in Johnson City, Ks. Note the hammered tin ceiling. The wonderful table and matching pink chairs have "Coke" logos on them. I had a small--ha!--chocolate malted that was made perfectly, and for which they wouldn't let me pay. It's a sweet place in more than one way.

On Thursday, I'm on to Dodge City. I'll watch out for outlaws and lawmen.


Nancy P said...

It's worth clicking on the photo to enlarge it, to see some of the cool details.

boran2 said...

That looks like a very cool place. I'd order an egg cream, if I could.

So I shouldn't say Get outta Dodge?

Kelly McCullough said...

It's been a while since I've seen one of those. Brings back some memories.

Mostly lurking for a while--one of my fellow Wyrdsmiths challenged me to a duel of word counts and it seemed like the perfect motivator to get the book finished on a faster schedule. I normally try to stay away from competition because I have a tendency to extreme focus, but hey that might be just the ticket at the moment.

Nancy P said...

lol, boran2. I'll get back to you on that.

Kelly, I'll be interested to see how it works this time. Go, Kelly!

I'd have a cherry coke, but it's 4:44 in the morning (for god's sake).

AndiF said...

That's really wonderful looking, Nancy. Your photographs have been so much fun.

We have a place like that [LINK], though it's a bit spiffier (and National Historic Landmark). It's being renovated and I hope it will stay have the same feel when they're done.

And have with the Ghosts, Beth!

Morning all.

Lisa M said...

Nancy up at 4:44! Have another cup of coffee. Enjoy your travel time.
Thanks for the malt.

I'd get a vanilla coke. The kids these day really miss out with only premixed sodas and drinks.
NOT the same.

Kelly I'm doing a Word War with a critique partner (Peg, from WRW to those there.) starting next week. We're only doing 10 minutes two days a week. Her life has been hell lately so I'm matching her schedule. I am way too controlled in my writing and need to do some free writing to release some of the emotions my characters are reluctant to show me.

Beth, Enjoy time with Ghosties!!!

Nancy, wave to Matt Dillon and Miss Kitty for me.

Sounds like some COLD weather hitting. Grab a quilt and snuggle.

Thunderously great Thursday to All.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, up early! You beat andi up! :-)

What a great place - there's just something about small towns. Love 'em.

Write extra words for me, folks, since I won't be near my computer for a while. Good luck!

Be safe, everyone - I'm off to NC! Wishing I had a chocolate malt...

Maria Lima said...

Morning, all on a VERY cold morning, indeed.

Nancy, that place is brilliant. Reminds me of this little candy/soda shop place we went to on Vancouver Island.

Off to mimes in a bit, spending part of today at a client's job fair event to talk to their users. Damn, I hate these things. :(

Seriously looking forward to my 4-day weekend!

olivia said...

Now that is an excellent photo! It looks like a really fun place ... :-)

Nicola Slade said...

Nah, that's another movie myth! (Think we went to a very fancy one in Savannah years ago; home of cherry cola, maybe?)

And tomorrow I shall be here (as a visitor, I hasten to add):
Bet you wish YOU got given treats like this? (Things we do for love!)

bono said...

Ah, the joys of dial-up. :-p
Anyway, as I was trying to say before my internet service provider disconnected...

Wow, that brings a smile to my face. I love the Rosie the Riveter poster and the tables and chairs with the Coke emblem on them. I hope Coke's paying them to advertise for them. It brings back memories. I wish life was as simple as it was then.

OK, I'll throw in a cigar, too, Nancy if it doesn't need to be lit. But, I've definitely got the eyebrow wiggle down. lol

Yes, Lisa, it is way cold. It reached all the way up to 9 degrees today. The forecast is for a HIGH of 6 tomorrow. Throw another log on the fire, it's another 3 dog night!

Lisa M said...

Nicky--love trains.
Europe has done better with train travel than we have.
Always wanted to ride the Orient Express.

Bono-that's not cold--but FRIGID.
Heck we only got two dogs.
The two cats do their part though.
Stay warm lady.

FARfetched said...

It's great to know there are still places like that out there. There's one in the little Michigan town where I grew up. Where I live now, a nice Costa Rican couple has set up a diner that combines some of the traditional and modern… not cheap, but the chow's good.

Toss another log on the fire… I'm about to.