End of Wordless Wednesday
People my age probably remember a time when they got a gift such as a glass or dish towel in their laundry detergent or some type of toy in a box of cereal. My Mom would collect those glasses and they were the ones we used for everyday. Back in the 70's cereals promoted inexpensive toys to entice kids to have their parents to buy their cereal. Like every other mother, I would buy these for my children. I haven't seen any actual gifts in laundry detergent or cereal for many many years. They do offer freebies, but only after collecting X number of box tops or other proof of purchase. My favorite cereal is Cheerios. I have eaten them since I was a child. Mom would always have my cereal on the kitchen table in the mornings and beside my bowl would be an orange vitamin that was manufactured by DuPont. Since Daddy worked at DuPont he was able to buy these vitamins at a very reasonable price.
A couple days ago I was at the grocery store and grabbed a box of Cheerios. When I opened it I found an honest to goodness toy; a die cast car painted like a NASCAR. I showed the car to hubby and now he wants me to eat more Cheerios. He's a big collector of NASCAR stuff. Yes, it's stuff to me. I plan to collect these for hubby and my grandchildren because they love this type of car.