But what about all those ice cold bottles of pop folks used to enjoy on their front stoop? Sure, some of them got kicked to the curb, but most were returned for deposit, washed and re-filled.
I don't know what it is about these old bottles, but I can't stop collecting them. I have at least 6 dozen, with the usuals (Coke, Pepsi) and a lot of unusual ones, like the pristine set of unused Nehi bottles I bought at a thrift store for $15. That's a little more than I usually pay, but they came with the cool Frank's carrier, so I bit.
I remember that was all we drank as kids- Frank's Orange, Grape, and of course, the legendary Black Cherry Wishniak. I guess Frank's is still around, but I haven't seen it for a while. I remember taking the bottles back to the beer distributor too, way before anyone "recycled." Does that make me old?