Saturday, March 28, 2009

1963 advert

Found this great ad from the 1963 Inwood Herald newspaper ...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Winnipeg treasure

Got an e-mail from my friend Tracy today:

"I just got back from a visit to my girlfriend Janice's in Winnipeg. Look at the FABULOUS treasure I found under her cabin porch!"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thank you Dan!

I received a great letter (and photo) from Dan about BEEP.

Although your blog does mention it… I’ll confirm it: Farmer’s Dairy in Nova Scotia sells and distributes Beep in Nova Scotia… and has for at least the past 30 years.

How do I know?

When I was a youngin’ (a bit more than say 30+ years ago) and my family would take me from New Brunswick to visit my grandmother in Halifax, Beep was my drink when I got there. Right down to the “Beep For Breakfast” cup in your earlier blog posts, and complete with the little bird (who then appeared on both the carton and on my cup). Neither the cup nor the Beep bird could come back to New Brunswick with me though… it had to stay in Halifax where the Beep was.

Sadly, my grandmother has since passed on, but Beep still remains in Nova Scotia. To this day, whenever I go to Halifax to visit family or friends, I stock up on Beep for the trip home. Upon my return, it never lasts more than a week in my fridge, but it’s enjoyed while it does last.

Just last month, I made such a trip. I had a rental car, a Dodge Caliber, and conveniently these cars have a refrigerated glove box in which I was able to store a stash of Beep for the trip home (see photo). Also in the photo is my travelling companion, who by the grin on his face enjoys Beep every bit as much as I do. Maybe he’s a distant relative to the bird on the original box art, who knows.

Anyway, thought I’d share…
Cheers, and good Beeps
Dan C.