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MARV'S CLASSIC SODA SHOP IN BLACK DIAMOND ALBERTA


Monday, July 30, 2012

IN MY LAST BLOG WE WENT TO THE DANISH CULTURAL CENTER AND THEY GAVE US THE ADDRESS FOR THE BAKERY IN BLACK DIAMOND WHERE THEY BUY ALL THEIR BAKING SO THAT WAS THE NEXT PLACE WE HAD TO VISIT. WE LEFT THERE WITH OUR ARMS LOADED WITH BREADS AND COOKIES, SQUARES, AND PROMISES OF "NEXT TIME WE ARE BRINGING THE COOLER AND FREEZER PACKS. ON OUR WAY BACK TO THE CAR WE PASSED MARV'S CLASSIC SODA SHOP . THEY HAD A SIGN IN THE WINDOW SAYING THEY HAD LOTS OF OLD LICENCE PLATES SO LEN DECIDED HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A PEEK AND I WENT TO WAIT IN THE CAR. BIRTHE WENT TO SEE WHAT LEN WAS UP TO AND CAME BACK AND SAID " JEANETTE YOU HAVE TO COME SEE THIS PLACE"

WHEN YOU WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR YOU WENT BACK INTO THE 1950'S AND I MUST ADMIT I REMEMBER THAT ERA VERY EASILY. THESE BOOTHS ARE THE FIRST THING THAT CATCH YOUR EYE WHEN YOU WALK IN AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE STOOLS ALONG THE COUNTER AS WELL AS A TALL COUNTER WITH MORE STOOLS.

MEMORABILIA IS EVERYWHERE .

THE ONE WALL IS COVERED WITH OLD FASHIONED CANDIES.
AS A KID I USED TO BUY 10 LITTLE JAW BREAKERS FOR A PENNY ONLY NOW THEY ARE $2.99 FOR 100 GRAMS.

NOW IF YOU WANTED TO BUY SOME CLOTHES THAT WAS EASY AS THEY SOLD THOSE TOO.
THEY EVEN HAD THE LITTLE HORNED RIMMED GLASSES WITH THE LITTLE RHINESTONES IN THEM.

THE EQUIPMENT HE USES IS FROM THEN AS WELL AND WE MUST NOT FORGET THE LICENCE PLATES BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT BROUGHT US IN IN THE FIRST PLACE.


OH I ALMOST FORGOT WHILE THERE WE LEARNED HE HAS A ROCK AND ROLL PARTY EVERY YEAR AND THAT WAS GOING TO BE ON JULY 29TH SO YOU KNOW WHERE I WAS YESTERDAY BUT THAT IS NOW TOMORROW'S BLOG.
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CONTENTCHRIS 8/1/2012 10:56AM

    I like the pics . I can remember a place like this when I was 5 they closed it when I was 10 or so. A real drug store in our little town. But progress came and they went under. Glad to see some folks able to make it. Seems like you all had fun. emoticon

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SHERRY666 7/30/2012 2:42PM

    WOW THIS IS SUCH A NEAT RESTAURANT......... ALL THE OLD THINGS AND STUFF ON THE WALLS..... ELVIS AND I REMEMBER THOSE JUTE BOXES THEY HAD RIGHT IN THE BOOTH SO YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO GET UP TO PLAY MUSIC......... THIS CERTAINLY BRINGS BACK GREAT MEMORIES....... THANKS FOR SHARING........ I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE ROCK AND ROLL PARTY.. emoticon

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