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soda jerk

Drug store counterman. Those of us old enough to remember when pharmacies sold nothing but medicine and medications, magazines and comic books, candy, and soda fountain treats, a man behind the zinc-and-marble counter made and dispensed sodas, frappes, milkshakes, malteds, and other ice cream–based concoctions, as well as banana splits, Cokes, lime rickeys, and dozens of other refreshments. He was the soda jerk, the name coming from the fountain dispensers with handles that he jerked down to pour seltzer and other soft drinks. For some unclear reason, women weren't soda jerks.
See also: jerk, soda
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Recent additions to the menu include malts and shakes, and just this year Alaskan Soda Jerk added scoops, sundaes, and banana splits, all of which are made with Alaska-made ice cream.
When I was 17, being a soda jerk was so cool that I "worked" without pay at a soda fountain (in Feinman's Pharmacy at Broad and Diamond Streets in Philadelphia) from 3:30PM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday for four months, quitting only when my classes at Temple University High School were over and I went away to camp.
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He was born in South Worcester, the son of Edward and Mary (Cove) Lee, and there met his future wife at the corner pharmacy; he was the soda jerk and she the daughter of the future Chief of Police.
I was going to high school and working seven days a week as a soda jerk at Red Walker's drugstore," Darrell said Friday, looking over at Virginia and squeezing her hand.
I was a soda jerk behind a fountain, making and serving shakes and hamburgers.
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After kicking around the area as a drugstore soda jerk and an amusement park waitress, Lucy moved back to New York City where she became a model for Hattie Carnegie, an internationally famous dress designer.
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2 -- color) Soda jerk Chris Chapman serves up shakes to young customers Erin Miller, right, Kyle Kerr, Katie Kerr and Steven Miller at Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store in Hollywood.
Joseph Rossetti began working in the pharmacy when he was 9 - first as a stock boy, then a soda jerk and eventually a pharmacy intern.
After 50 years with Walgreens, an association which started when he was a soda jerk in an outlet in downtown Chicago, Glenn Kraiss officially ended his career in January.
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Amid his wall of mortars and pestles, old pharmaceutical curiosities, and Coca-Cola memorabilia - a nod to his Clinton soda jerk days - there are photos of Mel with movie stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Marisa Tomei.
Watson remembers fondly the times when Rogers' daughter Linda worked as a soda jerk at the ice cream parlor Watson owned with her husband.