Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Chocolate ice cream sodas! They were the best! That was a long time ago.
Just like it used to be in the old days -- something that has stayed the same in Butler. Thanks to the Cummingses.
Pretty incredible when you think about it; this business has survived at least three generations; I'm betting it is the longest-existing business on Main Street with the possible exception of the Workingman's Store at the complete opposite end of town. The community--and history--owes thanks to the Cummings family.
Feel like I'm there again after 40 years!
This was a really jumping place during intermission of the J.D. dances.Best caramel sundae anywhere
I remember all walking from the YWCA on Friday nights (grade 6, I think) in the 50's after sock hops--everyone had ice cream sodas (Mr. Cummings made the ice cream). Some kids crushed potato chips in them---not me I liked it plain. The dances were from 7-9 and we all walked down to Cummings and then our parents picked us up.
During the late 50s and early 60's before moving from the area, Tom and Lil, his wife, were some of my parents' best friends. My grandfather and then father, owned the hardware store almost directly across the street. Many was the time that my mother would drop my sister and I off there at Cummings for Tom to babysit us while she shopped. Of course the was ice cream involved. All of our Christmas and Easter candy came from there and to this day I still have one of the pink candy boxes. I remember a few times when Tom let us go down into the basement and watch him make the candy. What a super guy he was and a very hard worker. Every Christmas back then, he and his family would come out to my parents' house for at least one evening. The Crawfords who owned the Jewelry store would also come out.
vic c said.. It was a real gathering place. And reference to the jd dances, at the armory. Where did it all go?
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