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What am I celebrating on tattoo Tuesday?

May 16, 2017

This is a huckleberry milkshake recently acquired at the travel center, gas station, restaurant, gift shop, casino and espresso bar in St. Regis, Montana.

Today is Soda Jerk Day

The term ‘soda jerk’ was a pun on ‘soda clerk’, the formal job title of the drugstore assistants who operated soda fountains, and was inspired by the “jerking” action the server would use to swing the soda fountain handle back and forth when adding the soda water. The soda fountain spigot itself typically was a sturdy, shiny fixture on the end of a metal pipe or other similar structure sticking out of the counter by several feet and curving towards where the glasses would be filled. The unflavored carbonated water was used to make all of the drinks. Consequently, the tap handle was typically large, as a busy shop would have the soda jerker using it frequently. This made the mixing of drinks a center of activity at the soda fountain counter. – Wikipedia

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4 comments

  1. Worth the trip Huckleberry milkshake! Add it to Ollalaberry shake. Cool 😛Yum.


    • Oh, yes, ollalliberry would be good, too!


  2. That is a fun stop. My better half and I stop there every time we drive through western Montana.

    My mom used to brag about her first job as a Soda Jerk earning 15 cents an hour. Big money back in the day. 😉


    • I agree, a small location on the map with so much to offer. It was well worth the stop.

      Soda Jerk was one of my dream jobs as a kid. Alas, it was never realized!



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