52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #21 – Commercials

I remember only a couple of commercials from my childhood: The Oscar Mayer commercials, The Coca Cola commercials with the teach the world to sing song and the Where’s the Beef commercials! As I grew older my favorite commercials were the Beer company commercials with the talking lizards and frogs! I also used to love the Coke commercials with the cute little polar bears. My favorites now are the Cox Cable company commercials with the little blue and white digital guys!

However, in the last few years there have been some pretty stupid commercials! A few of them within the last few years I am not even sure what the commercials were for! I don’t understand if they were for a service, a product, for me to do something or not to do something? I just don’t know!!

Then there are the current crop of commercials that just seem to think the American public is composed of people too stupid to come in out of the rain! For instance, the commercial for the dishwasher pacs that displays a disclaimer that the commercial is a dramatization when it shows a construction crew in the dishwasher cleaning the dishes! Really!! A dramatization!! Who would think that!!


Week #21 – Commercials

Week 21. Commercials. Do you remember any commercial jingles from your childhood? Share them here.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

 

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #20 – Fame

My family has not been one for famous people. I was in the newspaper a couple of times for a scholarship I received in high school. My uncle was in the newspaper when he went into military service.

However, my grandparents and others were frequently mentioned in the Madison County Record newspaper for everything from visiting someone for dinner to taking a trip!

Other than these things, none of my family has really been in the paper much! We are a pretty ordinary family with no really famous people but given the problems of fame today I am not sure that is such a bad thing!!


 

Week #20 – Fame

Week 20. Fame. Tell us about any local brushes with fame. Were you ever in the newspaper? Why? You may also describe any press mentions of your family members.


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

 

52 Weeks of Personal History & Genealogy: Week #19 – Bedroom

When I was a kid and until I went to college actually, I shared a room with my sister. We had twin beds, chests and toys when we were little. We had a little corner of our room devoted to our Barbie home! We spent many many hours in our bedroom playing with those Barbie dolls!

For one memorable weekend, there were also stripes of black tape across the room when we were fighting! Then we finally realized that one of us was able to get to our clothes but the other was the only one who could get to the door! We made up and then the room went back to normal!

I don’t really remember any special decorations. We had the usual teenage posters of the teen actors and singers but I don’t really remember which ones. Our beds did usually have matching bedspreads.

Our room was usually messy! In fact one of my most memorable moments is one day when I was about 9 or 10 and my sister was about 7 or 8 and were sent to our room to clean it. We had been in there for a while “cleaning” our room and my sister went to get Dad to check her side because she was finished. Dad came in and took one look and told her she needed to finish cleaning her side that she wasn’t done. She looked up at him with her puppy-dog brown eyes and said “What’s wrong with it, Daddy?” I could see the smoke coming out of his ears! He just turned around and left the room! Mom came in a few minutes later and explained that my sister should really remove the giant pile of clothes from the floor of the closet and hang them up if they were clean or take them to the dirty clothes! Then, she should clean all the toys she had shoved under her bed and piled beside it and put them in the toy bins! My sister got her payback last year though when her soon with the same puppy-dog eyes looked up at her with his room completely covered in toy and looked up at her and asked what was wrong with it when she told him to clean his room! She just didn’t seem to see why Mom and Dad found that so funny!!


 

Week #19 – Bedroom

Week 19. Bedroom. Describe your childhood bedroom. What furniture did it contain? Were there curtains, wallpaper or paint? Was it messy or clean? Did you share a room with your siblings?


 

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.