7 ounce KIST Soda bottle. I wonder why 7 ounce was such a popular size? Probably from the 1940s.
This one was bottled in Independence, Kansas, where I went to junior high (it became “middle school” while I was in high school) and high school. A nice town of about 10,000 people and some very very nice old houses. Indy (as we called it) had quite a bit of oil and is only 20 miles from Oklahoma. Sinclair from Sinclair Oil (you know, with the dinosaur on the logo) lived there and Independence at one time had more millionaires per capita than anywhere in the US due to the oil boom. Of course, all that was long gone by the time I got there, but many of the houses still stand.
The wife and I had a good time at my conference in Chicago (she stayed at the hotel during the day without any kids and read and swam and relaxed). It seems my auto post worked. I’m still catching up so I’ll be back to regular posting and commenting on Monday.