The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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October 7, 2012

Milk bottles have special meaning

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“It was $12, I think,” he said. “There’s not too many people like that anymore.”

Random requests

--- Sally Turner tells me she has a friend who worked at the 300 Room that was located in the Bowling Ball on East Main Street. She was wondering if anyone had any old photos or any other memorabilia from there so she can make a scrapbook for her friend as a gift.

----Jackie Briggs is interested in the recipe for strawberry shortcake that was sold in the late 1950s and early 1960s at Price’s Bakery that used to be on Main Street where Watson’s is now.

Briggs grew up in the neighborhood and remembers stopping at Price’s before going to school.

“It was the whipped cream that made it different,” she recalled. “It had a frosting-like whipped cream that had a firmness to it, like there was butter cream in it.

“It was called strawberry shortcake, but it was in a pie crust,” she said.

Briggs said a couple times she thought she had the recipe over the years, but it wasn’t the same as Price’s.

---  Linda Vacketta recalls that many years ago — 1957 or 1958 — Jocko’s Drive-In on Georgetown Road had a sandwich called Poor Boy’s Lunch.

“It was actually a hamburger with, I think, lettuce on it with some kind of sauce with the lettuce,” she said. “It was delicious. It also had French fries with it.”

Vacketta said she asked Steve Diveley about the sandwich since it was his dad who owned Jocko’s Drive-In, but he did not have a recipe for it.

“Those were the days,” Vacketta recalled. “We would have a poor boy’s lunch and play putt-putt behind the drive-in. It was a great place to take your family and have an enjoyable evening.”

-- Tim McBride, who works at Charlotte’s on North Gilbert Street, is looking for old menus from Danville restaurants that were around years ago — preferably the 1940s and 1950s — that were famous for a signature entrée. He is specifically interested in menus from The Brown Derby and Shields restaurants.

Carol Roehm is the education reporter. Contact her at 477-5174 or by e-mail at croehm@dancomnews.com.

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