Dick and Leroy Borden were two young Tulsans who would become leaders in the cafeteria industry when they got their start in 1935 with a five-stool café at 707 S. Cincinnati Ave. Using $300 borrowed from their father, they bought an 8-by-12-foot lunch counter that later became Borden's Cafeteria. All of their restaurants featured a dizzying array of food choices, served fresh in abundant quantities. Chocolate icebox and lemon chess pies were among diners’ favorites. The last Borden’s, at 101 S. Lewis Ave., closed in 1989 after receiving heavy damage in a fire.
Protect your furniture from moisture with these amazing, durable waterstone coasters! They are freakishly absorbent for both hot and cold drinks, and the beautiful Tulsa in Ink artwork is fade resistant.
To clean your coasters, prepare a solution of 3 parts hot water (not boiling) and 1 part bleach. Soak the coasters overnight. Rinse, lay flat with the cork-side up and allow to air dry. This process may be repeated to remove stubborn stains such as coffee, wine and cola.