As a teenager growing up in Lowertown in Ottawa, I too worked for Pure Spring. I recognize some of the characters such as Mr. Mirsky having gone to high school with some of his grandkids.
This book evoked some of the post world war II memories of that simple time growing up and Brian Doyle does it marvellously.
I was so intrigued with this book I bought it. More to read.. as if I don;t have enough:)
Turn on the tube and check out the show as we discuss what people used to do in Ottawa summers past!
As for the pic … it’s a Pure Spring delivery truck from 1946. I’m not sure they had all the best flavours at that time, such as Spruce Beer, Minted Grape, Brio, Black Bing Cherry, Grapefruit and Lime and who could forget — Expo Chocolate!
(City of Ottawa Archives CA024994)
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)