Refreshment hi.berries.canning_0073

The other day I stopped by our local farm stand for some bell peppers so I could make more green tomato relish.  As I was paying I noticed a cooler full of bottled soft drinks and memories flooded my mind.

I stayed with my grandparents while my mom worked for the first four years of my life.  Every Thursday my grandmother would get her hair done {and still does}.  She went to the basement of her friend, Gay’s house that was set up like a beauty shop.  While she got her hair set she would sit around and gossip with Gay and her mother, Rosie and the other ladies at the shop.  I would pretend to sit under the hair dryers, or play with the pink rollers in the cart, or sit on the couch and drink a Sprite or Ne-Hi Orange out of a bottle.

I can still remember how good they tasted.  The bottle cold and wet to my fingertips, the drink so fizzy it made my nose tingle.

So I grabbed one for MM to try and just couldn’t stop myself from taking a few pictures of her first experience with a bottled soft drink.  I think she liked it, don’t you? hi.berries.canning_0069
After her first sip. I think her nose is tickling her. hi.berries.canning_0072 hi.berries.canning_0068 hi.berries.canning_0066 hi.berries.canning_0076
Yep, an orange tongue means you reaaaallly liked it.

3 Responses to Refreshment

  1. Mimi June 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Oh how I love this little girl!!! And what wonderful memories you have! I love you forever and always!!

  2. Cindy Riley June 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I love this post…it felt like I was reading the beginning of a good southern novel! Your daughter is so sweet, too!

  3. Jenna Brown June 27, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Those were fun times. I never tried the Ne HI though. I was always an Orange Crush girl. LOL! There are so many memories at Mamaw and Papaw’s old property. I wish I could go back as a child one more time and play over there like we used to.

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