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Matt
Dec 13 2009, 10:16 PM
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Dec 13 2009, 10:04 PM
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Dec 13 2009, 09:50 PM
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Dec 13 2009, 09:45 PM

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I had an aunt who drank Tab religiously. I cringe at the little reminders of the fact that I'm getting old like the other day when I mentioned returning glass bottles to the grocery and getting money for them so the bottlers could refill them. All the young 20somethings I work with were like "recycling?" and I tried to explain that it was similar in concept, but the literally reused the bottles. I'm still not sure I managed to convince them that Coke bottles used to be glass, you could get the glass bottles out of a machine, and you could return the bottles for money.
They reused the bottles? How long ago was this? Not that I'm doubting you, btw. This is just something I don't remember, probably due to age.
I know they were still doing this at least as late as the early 1980s. Growing up, whatever soda we had in the house was either 2 Litres or cartons of soda in glass bottles. Everybody had a bottle opener in their kitchen. You always saved the glass bottles and took them back to the store where you turned them in for a deposit. The store would collect the bottles and send them back to the bottler where they would wash and sterilize them and refill & recap them. Considering today's trend of "reduce, reuse, recycle" I'm honestly surprised there hasn't been a movement to go back to glass bottles.
Some of this is starting to sound vaguely familiar..but I didn't drink much soda growing up...But if I see Coke in those old time glass bottles I buy them at every chance!! :drunk:
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