Saturday, May 1, 2010

Coca-Cola Anyone?

My Mother has been keeping in touch with a young friend she met when she first moved to St. Simon's Island, Georgia, nearly 40 years ago. She worked at the local school there for a short time, and got acquainted with a very young teacher, whom she still communicates with today. He went to work for the Coca-Cola Company shortly after that, and they have been sending each other Coke memorabilia ever since. Some old, some new, some very unusual and different. Any and everything with the Coca-Cola logo on it. Mom has saved most (maybe even all) of hers, and has always wanted to visit the Coca-Cola Museum in Elizabethtown to see if she had anything of great value.We finally took time out to make the trip.
It was very interesting. We were told that the building that houses the memorabilia at present is no where near big enough to hold all the pieces they own. They have several times that amount stored.
Mom wanted pictures and they gave us permission to take all the pictures we wanted, so I managed to take 52 for her. Not being real sure as to what she was interested in, I tried to get a variety of subjects. I sent them off to Walmart today and had her 52 4X6" copies made. I hope I captured something she likes.When she gets her mind set on something, you might as well, get to it, so we did.It was a nice day for the trip. The weather was nice.Mary, from "Nails in My Pocket" and her 4 year old grandson, Mom and myself. Mary bought our lunch at the newly reopened "Laker's" in Stephensburg.Then on to Mom's where we visited a little while longer before going our separate ways once more.We try to get a few of the siblings and Mom together on occasion and do something different now and then.
She use to go to various places like that,with her church group, The Silver Threads, but so many of them, like Mom are simply not able to get around so freely, like they once did.Several have gone to homes, or passed on, or are simply not able to make the trips any longer. I went with their group many times, and they always went to nice memorable places, usually places to eat. It was fun to be with all of them. They always made me feel like "one of the gang".


  1. That must have been a wonderful day for the both of you.
    Its always fun to see something like that!
    My hubby loves anything involving milk bottles,he has quite the collection.
    Have a great weekend

  2. Thanks, Diane, I added 2 more pics of some of the cola bottles.

  3. Sounds like you all had a great time!!! Glad to hear that she still wants to and enjoys getting out to places like that and that you girls are there to share it with her!!

    until later...V