Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -Summer 2020- Pot Luck – Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sale of #Coca-Cola in 1886 by John W. Howell

Sally Cronin is posting one of my Top Ten posts from earlier this year. This is on her ” Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -Summer 2020- Pot Luck –” As you all know Sally is very supportive of Indie authors and I thank her for this beautiful post. Go visit and see all that Sally has to offer.

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Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can find out the full scope:Posts from Your Archives – Pot Luck – 2020

This is the first post from thriller writer John W. Howell and this week John shares the top ten things not to do at the launch of that very popular soda….in 1886

Top Ten Things not to do

This week marks the anniversary of the first time Coca-Cola went on sale at a drugstore in Atlanta in 1886. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold. This is something we have to try. If you go, please take the following list so that you can…

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  1. Thanks for the lovely intro John.. always a pleasure to have you over..hugs


  2. Thanks for sharing, Sally. Dr. John Pemberton certainly started something so huge that I’m sure he couldn’t even begin to imagine!

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  3. I still love the Coca-Cola ladies.

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    1. Me Too. The ones from the 40’s knock me out.

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  4. This was such a great post. Thanks for sharing, Sally!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  5. Great post, John, and it’s nice of Sally to share. I wonder how long it takes you to write up the posts for the “top ten things not to do.” 🙂

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    1. It takes about 3 hours, Laren. They are by far the longest of the week. There is research to be done and then the actual writing. I go to Today in History first th see what happened the week of the post. Thanks for asking.

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      1. I knew they took some time and research. Always great to read!

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      2. Thank you. 😊

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  6. A pleasure to read this again, John. Great to see you at Sally’s.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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