Last night, I think in a dream, somehow I thought about Brookdale Beverage, and decided to google it. I found your article, and then your other pieces of writing. I just spent about an hour "walking down Memory Lane". It was great.
About Brookdale Beverage, I remember driving up (what seemed to be) a long driveway with my mom, going in telling the man what flavors we wanted and we were on our way. It was a COOL place! There was also a farm in the Allwood section of Clifton where we used to go and get fresh eggs! (I wonder if you knew that?)
I loved the Town Pub too.
Anyway, it was great to read your writings.
Elaine Carlson Murray
PS - I emailed the Uncle Floyd info to my brother. He was always a big fan!