My greatest invention has been "snack bar points". SBP's. For all good deeds, good behavior and general helpfulness the kids get points to buy treats at the pool. Man-oh-man have they been good. Ellen got points today and said, "yes, now I have enough to get a cheeseburger."
When I was a girl we belonged to a club and the highlight was the snack bar. The snack bar at Paradise Valley made milk shakes. I remember sitting with friends discussing the latest episodes of the Brady Bunch as we sipped our shakes. When we had a "fancy" family dinner in the clubhouse, we could have orange juice mixed with sprite. I always ordered shrimp. Shrimp was the ultimate fancy food, just under lobster, which we were not allowed to order. I had lobster once on a birthday, very special.