You've outdone yourself with this one! Very cool! :)
I might have a glass from Churchill's around here somewhere.
I wondered what happened to my dime saver. But, where are all my dimes?!?Oh, I remember...I used them to buy baseball cards and candy cigarettes. (I'd throw away the cards and chew the bubble gum--which, if I recall, was usually hard as a rock. Now, that's called lack of foresight. Who knew?)
I realize its off the subject of the CB Bank dime-savers, but theChurchGuy's comments about basebal cards got me to thinking. In 1959 I used to purchase my cards and stale gum at Herriman's drugs on Dayton and Detroit (now MLK I believe) street or Herlich's Rexall drugs in downtown. I use to splurge once a month on a 10 cent Superman comic while shopping there. Do either of those stores still exist in some shape or form or did I miss their abandoned burnt out wrecks during the street scences of Roger and Me?
I know the Herlich's building has been converted into nice condos; it doesn't look it on the outside, but I've seen pictures inside and they're pretty sweet. As for Herriman's, I have no idea which corner it was at, nor what the building looked like. There is a newish Family Dollar at the northwest corner, taking up the whole end of the block up to Baker Street.
Heyyyyy......I still have a couple of these.
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