Every now and then I have a craving for Nehi sodas. Do you remember the 50's and 60's when the IN-soda was NEHI grape, strawberry, orange, cherry and my biggest favorite of all, Blue NEHI cream soda which, left your teeth blue from drinking it. I remember them being dispensed out of a chest type soda machine that had ice-cold water circulating around the bottles, then you would choose the flavor and move the bottle to the release mechanism, put in your money and pull the bottle out. OHHHHH mY those were the days. Simpler times when you could get candy for a penny as well as juice filled wax bottle and wax lips. Oh, and lest I forget, on the way home you walked down the rail road tracks with a friend into the warmth and golden sunlight of summer with the smell of creosote from the ties wafting up from the tracks. Here and there you would find a lonely California poppy struggling to survive growing out of the rocks around the tracks. You were free and felt like you would live forever happily thinking about the activities of tomorrow. If only I had known how precious yesterday was. Perhaps I would have paid more attention. Never oulive all of your relaltives and friends. It is too high a price to pay for long life.
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6/18/09 at 6:06pm