Can you guess the years I am 'trippin' through? Maybe you, too have memorabilia and memories from the 1960's. Do you have a HOMEMAKING II Notebook/Scrapbook? I DO!!!
I'm so glad I saved all of those mimeographed Homemaking assignments, all of the pamphlets distributed by Betty Crocker, Home Service Company's like the Edison Electric Company and Good Housekeeping. The Improvised Equipment Assignment gave me some insight about being a life long improviser. It began way back when I learned to make a paper cup out of a sheet of mimeograph paper. The cup was stapled to the assignment...I won't test it for holding water...it's 51 years old.
The best find in the assignment was the improvised waste paper bag made from The San Angelo Standard Times Morning Edition, May 9, 1964. I'm going to plug in my Presto Percolator, grab my favorite cup, Elsie's Cream and a teaspoon of Imperial. Won't you join me in a cup of Folgers and the morning paper....
Are you curious about what happened to Winnie Winkle and Brenda Starr? I was.*Winnie Winkle was published from 1920-1996 in more than 100 newspapers. Stories and artwork by Martin Branner. Winnie Winkle was one of the first comic strips about working women and served as a reflection of the changing role of women in society. (read more HERE)
*Brenda Starr was created in 1940 by Dale Messick. Brenda Starr was portrayed as a glamorous, adventurous reporter, and at the height of the strips popularity it appeared in 250 newspapers. The final strip was published on January 2, 2011. (read more HERE)
PS...just in case you don't go back that far...Presto Percolator=Mr. Coffee...Elsie's Cream=Coffeemate...Imperial=Real Sugar.
Oh, and what about Mickey Mantel? As you read, he was hitting home runs for the Yankees and continued to do so for four more years after this article was printed in 1964. Known as the greatest switch hitter of all time, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. (read more HERE) I was a Mickey Mantle Fan...what a fun find after all these years!
Now, how about a Folgers re-fill...cream and sugar?