Lisa, from Seattle, Washington, recalls the family story about how her great-grandfather was permanently blinded by an exploding seltzer bottle.
Carol from Chicago sent in her recollections of growing up with a home-installed seltzer faucet.
My friend Tim, in Atlanta, had this to say, by Instant Messenger, after the first time he viewed this site:
Naomi, from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, recently wrote the following about making seltzer at home in Israel:
Paul, from Silver Spring, Maryland, send in the following story about his relatives involvment with the seltzer industry.
Jeff, from Philadelphia & Minneapolis (I’m not sure exactly how that works), sent me some really cool information about his family getting started in the seltzer business in New Jersey and the census track that shows the occupation as “Sode Factory”.
They say Israel is the land of milk and honey. But I received a fascinating report from a Chava at Lehigh University, who suggests Israel is also the land of free flowing seltzer:
Marcia wrote me about her memories of her family working for the Southland Beverage Company in Brooklyn: