Rob Garverick recently sent me pictures of his collection. His email said:
Thank you very much for providing a way for us root beer collectors to touch base through your blog.
Attached is a zip file containing 14 medium-resolution images of my root beer collection. Feel free to use any of these and my name on your blog if desired.
I am a recently retired software developer who got the root beer bug as a teenager working at Detroit-area A&W drive-ins in the late '60s. It has continued to be my soda of choice. After several years in the Air Force, the collector bug bit me and I started keeping a bottle for each unique brand I encountered (I personally guzzled around 80% of the bottles you see in the images). Then memories of my A&W years started flaring up so whenever I found something A&W-related and cheap in an antique mall I grabbed it. Some of the things I picked up from e-bay or got from friends. My sister-in-law loves going to estate sales and she has occasionally found things. The Canadian baby mugs came from Ken Polsson, as did most of my knowledge A&W history.
Thanks again, Tom, and may the Lord bless you and yours!
P.S. I am also still married to my high school sweetheart.
- Rob Garverick
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Please enjoy the below pictures of his collection.