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Question settled: Coke tastes better from a six ounce, returnable, traditional glass bottle

2005-12-29 - Columbia, KY - Photo Grissom collection. For this man, the age-old question was settled: Coca-Cola tastes best from a six-ounce, returnable, traditional glass bottle. The late David Heskamp was rarely seen without his favorite drink.

Once, a colleague, David Martin, remembers, Mr. Heskamp wanted to take a six-pack of these Cokes with him on a flight to California, for fear they wouldn't be available at his destination. "I talked him out of it," Mr. Martin remembers. "I told him they might explode on the plane." But when Mr. Heskamp returned, he was complaining. "All I had to drink out there was milk and orange juice."

In his lifetime, Mr. Heskamp was a leading Adair County business, civic, and political leader. He was elected to a number of terms from Adair and Green Counties to serve in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

The photo was taken at the funeral home which was then named "Grissom-Maupin-Heskamp Funeral Home," but is now known as "Grissom Funeral Home."

Clicking Read More accesses a local history story with a reference to one of Mr. Heskamp's businesses.

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