B-Up Soda (with Lithium)
I wonder if this was 7-Ups precursor? This old bottle sits on the table in Kirk Joseph's backyard. It may have helped someone get on a real Backyard Groove long, long ago. Kirk says it's been there forever. Though I'd seen the bottle many times, I didn't notice the lable until someone recently pointed it out.
Some quick research dates it to 1948-1949. It was apparently a local beverage. So, they were lithiating us New Orleanians back then. Hmmm. Given our crime statistics, we could probably use a little of that now.
OK. OK. I'm going to sleep now. Right now. I promise.