A common scene for people of a certain generation, "light lunch counters" at diners were a popular destination.
My first memory of a soda fountain light lunch counter is from 1939. We lived a few blocks from downtown Marysville, Wash., and my folks and I would walk down to Hilton’s Drugs and Soda Fountain.
At one time in the States, there were over 26,000 soda fountains and light lunch counters, and early soda fountains were placed in drug stores. Among the most popular were . . .