Igloo Coolers

I can’t tell you how many Igloo Coolers my family and I have owned through the years. As a child, I remember the metal ones and later, when I was buying, they were lighter, but sturdy, plastic. Daddy had one of these metal water coolers that he used when he played softball. It was eventually replaced with a fancy plastic model. Igloo began in 1947 as a metal working shop that made these metal water coolers. In 1960 they merged with Production Tooling Company and renamed themselves Texas Tennessee Industries (TTI).

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Dawn Soap

Dawn dish soap was introduced in 1973 by Proctor & Gamble Company. My Mom started using it then and never looked back. I have never found anything that removes grease better and most don’t come near. The owners at the compounding pharmacy bought one of those “Compare to Dawn” cheapo brands and it was awful. You would have to wash twice as much and it would never really be as clean as Dawn.

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Uni-Ball Pens

My favorite pens are the Uni-ball’s made by the Mitsubishi Pencil Company Limited of Japan. In North America the main office is in Wheaton, Illinois. The company was founded by Niroku Masaki in 1887 as the Masaki Pencil Manufacturing Company until after World War II when it was renamed The Mitsubishi Pencil Company.

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Secret Squirrel

When I was a child I loved Secret Squirrel, the spy, designation 000, created by Hanna-Barbera. The series debut was September 12, 1965 in The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel prime-time special on NBC. The series was called The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show and aired from October 2, 1965 until September 2, 1967.

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Salisbury Steak

I recently bought a frozen meal of Salisbury Steaks, 6 of them in brown gravy, at Aldi. They are delicious, just as I remember from many years ago when I last had one, maybe in a TV Dinner, probably 40 years ago. It got me to wondering, what exactly is a Salisbury Steak?

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Chessie System

When I was a kid, and there was a train coming, I always wanted it to be a Chessie System train. I didn’t live near tracks so I had to be on the road with my parents to get a chance. I would hear my Dad sigh when the crossing signals started but I wanted to see it and would even count the cars.

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Coal Tar Creosote

Ever time we use the Coal Tar Topical solution at our compounding pharmacy it takes me back to when I was a kid. The smell is the same as telephone poles or walking alongside the railroad tracks. I thought I would do a little research on this product. This Coal Tar Solution is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and other skin disorders. What I was smelling at the railroad tracks was Coal Tar Creosote.

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