Bulletin Board, excerpt
Headline, (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Bulletin Board, May 4, 2003:
Everything was better at Grandpa and Grandma's
"Everything was better at Grandpa and Grandma's, of course.
"A piece of serving ware I'll never forget is the green glass pitcher. It didn't have a face on it, but it reminded me of the Kool-Aid pitcher in the commercials of the day.
"Kool-Aid is all I can remember being served in it. And the taste of Grandma's Kool-Aid was magically different from the taste of the Kool-Aid at home. I suppose I thought it was the pitcher itself or Grandma's loving attention, but it was a couple things: The water at Grandpa and Grandma's was well water, with a lot of iron in it, and the Kool-Aid was a liquid poured from medicine-shaped bottles, unlike the powder packets Mom used at home.
"Even ice cubes were different at Grandma's!" (Bulletin Board speculates: Frozen iron.)