The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday Mural - Bromo Seltzer


Shelton, Nebraska

Not exactly a mural but ya gotta like old advertising.


So I got to wondering if they still make the product.  Well they do but it is hard to find and your best resource is through Amazon.  Bromo-Seltzer has been around since 1888 and is for upset stomachs. What is Bromo-Seltzer's main ingredient?  Sodium bicarbonate.  And what is baking soda?  Sodium bicarbonate.  And what was it we learned that would have cured Abraham Lincoln's mother of milk sickness?  Baking soda.  You can see that in the Abe Lincoln's Boyhood Home post.  So poor Nancy Hawks Lincoln could have drank down a few Bromo-Seltzers and lived a longer life.

For more murals check out Oakland Daily Photo Monday Mural






15 comments:

  1. nice signage. when i was a kid, we'd mix up baking soda and water to drink if we were sick to our stomachs. ick...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the explanation. Had no idea what that was.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yes, good old 'bicarb' sorted out lots of problems in our household too. I love the colour of that wall.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never used baking soda for anything other than baking. Interesting sign and information.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Would she had taken it when somebody came with sodawater to her? I used it as a child only when I had an inflamed finger and had to lay it down in the sodawater. But we never drunk it. Must taste awful I think....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Baking soda is good for so many things!!
    I think alka-seltzer is still around.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Baking soda is such a handy ingredient to have on hand! Poor Nancy Hawks Lincoln!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks like the mural has been restored!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I wonder if today's advertisements will be considered nostalgia as we consider signage of years ago. :-)
    Take 25 to Hollister

    ReplyDelete
  10. I always like the advertisements/murals on the sides of buildings...love it when I can see OLD ones.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I do like old advertising. Usually you see them only in ghost signs. This one is quite vibrant and makes you want to check out Bromo-Seltzer. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Bicarb Soda is a must in every kitchen. It has so many uses.
    I love old buildings where they have left the historical signage like this.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What would we do without the seltzer.. or is that just me :) Our big seller is ENOS.. What a super find Sinbad and you :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yep, baking soda is great stuff. Back in my drinking days it would make me feel good enough, long enough to get to the store for another 6pack. Oh lord. But yeah--Bromo Seltzer--kind of like Alka Seltzer… Wikipedia says it has acetaminophen, sodium bicarbonate, and citric acid. I've heard that citric acid can actually help with acid reflux. Seems irrational, but true. Used to get a lot of that back in those deep and dark days. Oh lord.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great sign. and 'bromo' or 'bicarb' was a staple in our house growing up. I always loved the fizz in the glass.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate my commenters. Thank you. Sometimes you may ask a question which I am all too happy to answer. But if your comment comes in as Betsy-noreply-comment - I cannot reply back. Change you comment settings to include an e-mail address and then bloggers can reply.