Staff writer Diane Mastrull covers the Philadelphia region's small businesses for The Inquirer.
Who knew that something had stymied the spray-bottle world since, as industry lore goes, a bored retiree tinkering in his garage in Florida first came up with the trigger sprayer in 1959?
Ask Michael Holahan about his childhood in Overbrook, and mouthwatering recollections pour forth: Tastykakes. Lebanon bologna sandwiches. And lots of candy.