Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nostalgia

I was cleaning out a cabinet when I came across an envelope of photos. Inside I found some pictures of The Nickelodeon Soda Fountain, the ice cream store my parents opened after months of hard work. The Mexican onyx soda fountain was originally displayed at the Chicago World's Fair and eventually made its way to Middletown, Ohio where my father discovered it. My parents took the marble bar apart piece by piece, spent hours cleaning years of melted ice cream and syrup goop off the onyx and eventually created a small piece of restored history to a shopping center in Kettering. It's where I learned to make a nectar soda and the world's best chocolate malt.

In the picture you'll see an early 70s version of my younger brother. Sadly, most of the pictures were lost and those that are left are blurry and dark. It was a fun place with nickelodeons, penny candy, stained glass lamps and a good neighborhood crowd of customers. Lots of memories....

1 comment:

Don said...

I remember the Nickelodean... thanks for the memories, My Friend!
Hugs! Vicki

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