Another message from the home front.
As we approach Canada Day, thought I'd open up the conversation to odd, strange, quirky things that you might remember about your youth in Canada. Got the idea after picking up a case of Pop Shoppe
pop the other day - at Costco of all places...
This is something that takes me way back. My parents used to take us to Ernies Vaccuum's (not a word of a lie!) and they sold vaccuums (duh), guitars, pet food and pop shoppe pop in the back. You'd bring back your empties - kinda like the beer store - but they'd have these plastic cases to load up with your favourite flavours. They'd have all the different flavours in stacks, and you could pick out what you'd like - mix and match - so everyone would get what they wanted. (i preferred the lime rickey...)
I don't know if this is something that was well known across Canada, or somewhat localized. We had some friends over the other day, and the one didn't know what Pop Shoppe was... She was from Ottawa, slightly younger than we are - so maybe that's a difference too. I don't remember the pop shoppe through my teen years, although I was probably less concerned with that kind of pop than another ;-) Anyone else out there remember The Pop Shoppe?!?
Since I know all you expats out there are thinking about Canada Day - and finding this little blog - do a little sharing, and add a quick comment about something uniquely Canadian that you remember from your youth.
Have a great Canada Day - try not to drink too many pops :-P
Labels: Canada, Canada Day, Pop Shoppe