Do you have a special place that brings back memories? I have several of them, but today I have been thinking of one that brings back memories of visiting my grandparents.
Here are more Hamburg Windows, in this case the large plate glass windows of Hamburg’s local drug store. I really like the reflections in the window. It was a quiet Saturday afternoon when I took this picture. In fact, I just made it in to the drug store before closing time. I was just able to get my order in for a nice shake to cool off on the hot day.
Stoner Drug was founded in 1896 by Crosby Stoner. He was the son of John Stoner and the youngest of 17 children. The drug store has remained in the family through the years and has also expanded to several other locations. The drug store moved to the current location on Main Street in 1956. When they moved they also incorporated the soda fountain that had been installed in 1929. I have some great memories of my uncles or grandfather taking me to the soda fountain for a shake or some ice cream. When I posted this picture on Facebook several years ago I had some nice responses from others who had memories of Stoner Drug.
Here are some of the responses (names withheld to protect each of these stoners):
Having a cherry coke or phosphate with friends!
I was fond of the sugar toast..
Cherry coke and a snickers candy bar, everyday after school:)
What are you all thinking? Chocolate malt with two vanilla wafers!! My kids think it is a hoot that it is called Stoner’s. I didn’t even think of that all the time I lived there!
Always loved their cherry phosphates and/or cherry cokes. Used to eat their toasted sandwiches for lunch…with potato chips on the side.
Thanks for sharing Steven, many cherry phosphates consumed at that counter.
Spent a lot of time at Stoner’s at the counter or in a booth…drinking cherry phosphates or cherry cokes! Great memories!
Same here, couldn’t beat cherry cokes … for a farm girl on the Saturday trip into town, the local drugstore was delightful … to get an Elvis Presley record at the five and dime was icing on the cake
My mom’s favorite was always chocolate cherry coke and when she had designer’s block at the flower shop she’d send me for a treat for the gang. Later all of “Marie’s girls” would make an afternoon trip up for whatever we wanted.
Did you live in a town with a soda fountain? Do you remember one from when you were young?