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August 12, 2008


Black and white ice cream soday? Is it vanilla ice cream & milk and chocolate syrup w/soda? Now, what's an egg-cream?

That's it! Yay! I knew I couldn't fool a New Yorker!

An egg cream is milk, selzer, and chocolate syrup - but it's only a real egg cream if you use Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup.

Alas, you can't get them in this part of PA. You might be able to in Philly, though.

I really enjoyed this post. The local color of a place can be a tremendous inspiration, not just for H.L. Mencken, but for poets and other artists. The pictures are classic too.

That bookshelf fills me of nostalgia by nostalgia for nostalgia about that place.

In 1950 this was Strocks and they sold a peanut sundae for $.15 cent s. Detwilers was across the street in the Contino building . Who else can name the stores on North Main in 1950.?h

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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