"Eight O'clock Coffee"...you sure have been around for many years! I saw your bags in my grocery store recently, and now I saw you being advertised here, in the July 1939 edition of Woman's Day
Magazine. My mother's friend gave her this magazine as a gift last week, and we both found it
most interesting. Thank you, Carol.
Iced coffee is a treat for me on some afternoons, but I was not aware that it was a treat for people in 1939. For 70 some years now, people have been enjoying this brand of coffee, whether served hot or cold.
If you saw the magazine on the shelf and wanted to purchase it, the cost would have been
"Ritz Crackers", you too, have been with us for a very long time. Who knew, that back in the thirties, in our country, people were snacking on this crisp, flaky cracker. The box has retained the same look for seventy some years.
"Gorton's" and "Kool-Aid"...can still be found at most of our local grocery stores, but I am sure one could not make 10 big delicious drinks for 5 cents today:) Gorton's, your seafood has fed many people over the years, and provided my family with some tasty meals.
In my fresh peach and strawberry jelly that I made this summer, I once again reached for the "Certo".
Now, I see in my magazine, that people have been reaching for Certo for at least seventy years.
"Palmolive" soap, continues to be the beauty secret of women today, leaving skin soft, smooth, and radiant, just as the advertisement promises.
"White House" evaporated milk continues to grace the grocery shelves. A staple in
homes all across America.
Then there is the beloved "Spam". Then and now and most likely for a long time in the future.
Whatever your thoughts of Spam now, you must admit, it has survived for many years, and is
still feeding people today.
I read the article with very small print(as all the print of the magazine does), about the editors of Woman's Day visiting
New York World's Fair.
I wondered to myself, if there are any bloggers with family that would have had the privilege
of visiting New York's World Fair in 1939?
If you did, were any memories shared with you?
Did they dress up as beautifully as these women did to attend the fair?
Did they wear hats and high heels?
And, because our youngest daughter is continuing to try and find maternity clothing that fit and look nice, I found this particular article interesting. I am not sure she would order any of these outfits, although I must admit they are a bit classier than some of the maternity clothing of our
day. Would you agree?
July 1939...a long time ago, and yet proving that some things have not changed. A few products
have survived the test of time. Maybe the fact that they did survive, might be reason enough for
us to try them. What do you think...how about a grilled spam and cheese sandwich today?
I grew up on them:) How about you, was that something you were served in your childhood? Was Spam part of your diet back then?
Another weekend is fast upon us. I cannot believe how fast time goes, even though by saying that, I sound just like my mother:)
I want to share this last rose from my garden with you, today. Hopefully, you are blessed with some beauty and simple heartfelt blessings this weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.