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Imageirisarian
Jun 22, 2011 6:23 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
It is a taste that I acquired. I noticed that it was easier to order out of London. there I would be told that they just had ginger ale. I also like root beer.
ImageRidesredmule
Jun 22, 2011 7:29 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I like Root Beer too. Never tasted ale, that I know of...
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 22, 2011 9:55 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Charleen and Lucy, many years ago I had to delver some plants and cut flowers to a very nice lady house who worked in the American Embassy! I was also told she likes the front bit of her garden tidied up as she was having a Dinner party! I duly delivered the plants and she asked if I could tidy up the front which was in a mess. I got on clearing this mess up, about half way through she came out with a silver tray and a glass of Root beer and offered it to me. I had to decline as we were not allowed to take Gratuities of anyone or drink alcohol. She assured me it was not alcoholic and it ws not a tip as we call them in England, it was due to it being a hot day! So I drank this Root beer and it was very nice, and I thanked her! Upon leaving I knocked on the door and asked if everything in the garden was to her standards. She said yes and then wanted my name, which I gave her thinking I was in trouble!
At the end of the week I was called into the Big Bosses office fearing the worst! He told me that the Lady from the American Embassy had rung and that I had refused a drink on the grounds it may be a Gratuity or alcoholic, and he asked me if that was correct! I told him it was and the Lady assured me it was neither and due to a hot day I had indeed drunk it!
He then went on to say that the Lady was so pleased with the garden and flowers/plants that the company had been given a contract by her, on the grounds I did the work!
I did this for months for her and always got a Root beer! Nearing Christmas I was told to see the Big Boss again, and he told me that the Lady was so happy with the work she had asked if she could send a token of Appreciation. My Boss told me it was different form a tip as she had cleared it with him first! He gave me an envelope and in it was a lovely letter and £100, which was a lot of money then. So that was my first introduction to Root beer!
Regards.
Neil.

ImageRidesredmule
Jun 22, 2011 12:23 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I love that story. I know you were proud. I'm sure you did a wonderful job. Good for you, I am so proud of you and happy you liked the root beer, guess she did too....Huh??
Imagetaters55
Jun 22, 2011 12:48 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Neil, that was a very nice tip indeed! Nice job!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

Imageirisarian
Jun 22, 2011 1:10 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Glad to hear that your good work was so appreciated. I drink root beer for free. sigh.
murielw1
Jun 22, 2011 1:18 PM CST
Just finished a drink of Ginger Beer, Sticking tongue out
Imageirisarian
Jun 22, 2011 1:20 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
No fair, Muriel. Have trouble finding it here.
murielw1
Jun 22, 2011 1:22 PM CST
Peter brought it in the other night for me, like dandelion and burdock drink as well
ImageNanubunny
Jun 22, 2011 2:17 PM CST
Name: Bonnie
A very small town in Virginia
Muriel, thanks for the information on the ancient stone circles - I hope to see them myself at some point!

What a wonderful story, Neil! I am not surprised that she was pleased with your work! I would love to show them the benefits of single malt at Chelsea - who knows, perhaps I can, one of these days!

I've always loved real root beer, not the artificial cwap that they try to pass off on us now made with high fructose corn syrup and heaven only knows what else. There is a naturally brewed root beer in the natural foods section of the supermarket, that I will get occasionally, when I am feeling like I can handle the sugar onslaught, and make myself a root beer float. (Pour a glass of root beer, and VERY CAREFULLY add a scoop of vanilla ice cream). I can actually do this about once or twice a year, being hypoglycemic, and I have to be well fortified with protein before I indulge. Rolling on the floor laughing I think the reason I like it so much is because my Dad used to make them for us as a treat every once in a while, and it brings back good memories! The same company that makes the root beer, makes a naturally brewed ginger ale that is wonderfully spicy and "tingles" all the way down the way ginger ale should.

Well, back to doing security updates on our servers - the last download has completed....

Love to all,

Bonnie
". . . folks I wouldn't sweat the thunderstorms since the radar has also picked up a squadron of Russian ICBM's"
-- George Carlin, a.k.a. "Al Sleet, the Hippy Dippy Weatherman"
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 22, 2011 2:21 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Muriel, everyone likes Dandelion and Burdock if you can get it! We can and it is good for your digestive system as well as your skin, did you know that?
Wonderful stuff Muriel! My grandma used to send me round the Fish & Chip shop in Harrogate north Yorkshire, for a Haddock special with chips and a bottle of that. It was then I fell in love with it!
A big bottle lasted days, oh and it was so nice.
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Jun 22, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Not in this house, when Dandelion and Burdock is in the room same as Ginger Beer, Cream Soda is an other one which I like, nice with vanilla ice cream as well.
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 22, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Muriel. I was just commenting on how good it is for you. If you have ice cream with it or not, the drink is still good for you!
Regards.
Neil.
murielw1
Jun 23, 2011 4:56 AM CST
Hi Neil and Sarah,
It is Amanda's Birthday today, but she can only be reached at where she works, she is not at no 2.
Love Mum 2
ImageNEILMUIR1
Jun 23, 2011 4:59 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Muriel, we are aware of this and Sarah has contacted her. Thank you anyway!
Love.
Neil.
murielw1
Jun 23, 2011 9:18 AM CST
OK
Petalpants
Jun 23, 2011 10:07 AM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
Liked your story, Neil!
I used to drink Root Beer all the time when I was in college... in fact, I named my first car that because it was the color of... Root Beer! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
Then one day I switched to Coke (Coca Cola) --- although sometimes I get a thirst for a good R.B.... Sticking tongue out
Imagetaters55
Jun 23, 2011 10:17 AM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
I like A&W root beer. It makes a good root beer float too!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

Petalpants
Jun 23, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Connie
Corpus Christi, TX
MMMMmmmm, Linda! Shouldn't have said that, right in the middle of June! I Love A&W RootBeer--- we have a local place here which has this big spigot and you can keep refilling your icey mug for as long as you want!! Sticking tongue out
Imagetaters55
Jun 23, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Well, what are you waiting on... Go girl! Whistling
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

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