funny how things trigger memories...

i grew up in arlington heights, illinois. nw suburb of chicago....and there was one of these about 2 miles from our house that we would bike to all the time as kids and teens.
cock robin had*awesome* milkshakes and is totally responsible for my love of butterscotch shakes in particular.
so today i was just being a kids librarian, weeding old books that need either tossing due to age or condition, and i came across a picture book called 'who killed cock robin?'. and my want for a cheeseburger, fries, and butterscotch shake hit me *hard*. that, in addition to it's almost lunchtime, and due to all of this running and training lately (1 mile race tomorrow, my shortest ever!) i'm eating like a COW. ALL the time. sheesh!
sadly all cock robin shops are now gone i believe, but man, they made for some solid childhood memories. square 3 layered sherbet cones and all (another one of their trademarks:)
all for now,


Carolnb said...
May 7, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I like the new green format. Or at least I think it's new.

~jd said...
May 7, 2008 at 3:29 PM

it's totally new. like all of 3 hours ago :) thanks! sadly the colored font in older posts is impossible to read so i haven't changed it all. just the first page ;) for now...

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