Thursday, December 30, 2010

Old School Thursday: Heavily Caffeinated Edition

Today is not only the last “Old School Thursday” of 2010, it is also National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, which makes me want to buy one of these. (I thought about getting Cooper one for Christmas, but I guess we’ll wait until next summer, when we start trying to make our own summery cocktails again).

In other (semi-carbonated) news, today in 1817 the first coffee was planted in Hawaii. A generation later, in 1851, Asa Griggs Candler was born. While not a household name all over the place, Candler actually has quite a following. In 1887, the wholesale druggist purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton. He paid $2,300. In 1919, Candler sold the company for $25 million. Candler’s name is still batted around Coke HQ in Atlanta – he’s the man who made the company what it is today.

So to celebrate? A Coke and a smile, of course.

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