“Mountain Grown.” “Did You Say Mountain Grown?” “Yes, Mountain Grown. It’s the Richest Kind!”

A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away—the United States 1963-1985—men percolated with rage over the taste of their wives’ coffee. As you can see here.

Fortunately, a Swedish neighbor lady dropped by to instruct these poor women in the use of the coffeemaker as marital aid. As you can see here.

And here. Apparently with instant Folger’s, a kittenish neighbor lady shared the secrets of marital bliss in place of Mrs. Olson, the better to preserve the purity of Mrs. Olsen’s association with Folger’s ground roast form.

Perhaps it was just as well that they gave Mrs. Olson the occasional rest. Something happens when you stare right at her as she speaks that makes you realize she is the devil. You think I’m kidding? Try it. Then see if you don’t have the same nightmares I’m going to be having tonight.

P.S. Stanton, Iowa—A marks the spot on the map—

was the birthplace of the actress who played Mrs. Olson, Virginia Christine, as the proud welcome sign proclaims. The slogan The Little White City refers not to racial demography but to the fact that every house in Stanton is painted white.

A coffee pot water tower in Stanton, erected in 1971 and painted in Swedish style, holds 40,000 gallons. As if that weren’t tribute enough to the town’s favorite daughter, a coffee cup water tower went up in 2000 which is even taller and holds 150,000 gallons. Thanx and a tip o’ the Hatlo hat to RoadsideAmerica.com for the pix and the facts.