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Things I remember…

Now that I have sometime on my hands, I have been remembering the weirdest things from when I was growing up.

  • Tickle deodorants – Remember the Yellow, Pink, Green and Blue bottles?
  • Boat shoes – I wore those shoes out… todo chueco by the time I finally had to throw them away.
  • Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific” – I saw on eBay you can buy bottles of the shampoo.
  • Short & Sassy and Long & Silky shampoos – I was the Short & Sassy one and my sister, Cynthia, was the Long & Silky one. But I would use some of her shampoo sometimes.
  • Shrinky Dinks – I had so many sets of Shrinky Dinks when I was young. I remember them making an awful smell when you put them in the oven.
  • Painter’s Pants with a Banana Comb – I loved my Painter’s Pants. I had a yellow banana comb that I would put in the side pocket.
  • Blue Jean purses – I always wanted to make one of these purses, but I was afraid it would be too big (I was a chubby girl growing up.)
  • Stuckey’s – is a roadside convenience store found on highways throughout the United States. I remember when we would drive down I-75, starting in Michigan and going through Ohio and Kentucky as a kid and always wanting to stop at a Stuckey’s. They had the best pecan log rolls and pecan divinity and those super flat, thin taffy sticks.
  • Pink Huffy Bike – I remember riding my pink Huffy bike up and down or street in Flint.
  • Body on Tap – For some reason, since there was beer in the shampoo and I thought that was so cool. Like I was doing something sneaky… what can I say, I was young.
  • Love’s Baby Soft – can an adult wear that or is it just for young girls?
  • Dynomite Magazine – I remember ordering this in elementary school. I loved this magazine. I think my favorite cover was The Hardy Boys.
  • Doritos Sour Cream & Onion flavor – I remember not liking this chips very much, but I ate them whenever we got them.
  • This one is for the people who live or lived in Flint, Michigan – Paramount Potato Chips and Slim Chipley. I loved the Wavy Chips in the pink bag.
  • One more for the people of Flint/Detroit area – Sir Graves Ghastly. I remember watching him with my sister and younger brother, Joe, on Saturday afternoons. We would put a blanket over a little table we had and all three of us would crawl under the table and watch Sir Graves. Yes, we were a strange family.

So I warned everyone in the beginning that strangest things would pop up in my mind. And me being the type of person that I am, I wanted to share with everyone to see if I was the only crazy one who thinks of these things out there.

Sylvia

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