j...you and i have a lot of similar memories and i really have enjoyed reading your postings. your last posting about blums was right up there for me. i loved blums and the beautiful and delectable sundaes and sodas they made. I remember a chocolate and mint parfait with green sauce it was so yummy looking. and I also used to get the strawberry parfait. something about their whipped cream, so dense and full of fat was way above average in goodness. and what about the doggie burgers. God they were good, served with potato chips. and the coffee crunch cake, ummmmmmmmmmm. i was really saddened when the chain closed.