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Christmas in Columbia, 1948 -- Sparklet revealed! "Jim" follows up on Cyrus/Christmas in Columbia, 1948

"Jim" writes:
Cyrus' "Christmas in Columbia, 1948" article piqued my curiosity about Sparklet ("Brown Drug Store and Paull Drug Co. had their usual wide selection of gifts for all, everything from fancy box Sparklet.")

A few minutes research turned up a revealing bit of information: Sparklet.

I love this from the advertising blurb near the bottom: "Radon (Radio-active) Water consumed as a table water will prove of considerable value in retaining a healthy state of the system...It is an all-round tonic and invaluable also as a treatment for rheumatism, arthritis and nervous disorders."
Thanks, Jim, for recalling this great Cyrus entry. It's also been added to our annual list of Great Christmas CM Christmas stories links. If other Christmas stories are found in the archives which should be in the bibliography, please let us know. -EW

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