Thursday, March 14, 2013

Truth in Advertising?

My brother-in-law (who will soon "hit sixty"), entertains us with his knack for remembering advertising jingles from days of yesteryear! It's amazing how jingles are stuck in your head from decades past, even now that I have trouble remembering what I went into the store to buy!

I remember being promised that MR CLEAN would "clean my whole house and everything that's in it." I'm still waiting for him to show up. And where's that man who wears HAI KARATE aftershave instead of Old Spice.

I think my Dad might have been unduly influenced by Dinah Shore's "See the USA in your Chevrolet"!

In the early 60's, Daddy bought a sporty red Chevrolet and he kept it as shiny as a new dime. We were usually not allowed to eat or drink in Daddy's car, but one evening, Mother and Daddy decided to take us to the world's largest drive-in restaurant, The Varsity (near Georgia Tech in Atlanta).

The young car hop that took our order returned with a tray full of chili dogs, onion rings and bottles of Coca-Cola. As he stepped up to our car, he tripped and the tray and all the food bounced across the hood. Daddy jumped out of the car so fast. I thought, "This guy's in BIG trouble!" But Daddy helped the young man clean up the mess and then paid him double the cost of the food so that his boss would never have to know about the accident.

Daddy's actions made a lasting impression on us kids: that people are more important than things.

9 comments :

Maple Lane said...

Daddy certainly set a fine example of kindness and compassion.


Maple Lane said...

John wants me to remind you that you are older than him!!!

Terri D. said...

You had a great Dad. What a wonderful example he set for you kids. Nice.

Theresa said...

What a sweet display of kindness:) Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

L. D. said...

What a great example for your Daddy to share with his kids. I have seen too many bad examples in this world today. Christian men do have a responsibility to walk the walk.

Denise said...

What a blessing your dad was.

Doris said...

You had a very kind Daddy! I loved reading about your special memory. Blessings to you today, Karen!

Daisy said...

What a wonderful story, Karen! You had a very kind, thoughtful and caring father who was a great example to his children and others. Have a good weekend!

Lynda said...

Actions truly do leave a lasting impression on us. Praise God you had such a wonderful father.

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