Thursday, January 06, 2011

Things that interested me in 1971

So yesterday I spot this book behind my counter at the shop.

It was a book I read when I was eleven years old. I read it numerous times.

All In Color For A Dime.

I read it so much it was falling apart.

{Hmmmmmm....this copy here is falling apart!}

So I flip through book.

On the last page is a coupon that you could order other books from the publisher.

The coupon is filled out in pencil.

By me.

From 1971.

My own book from 1971 is behind my counter.

I must have sold it years ago and then bought it back recently from the guy who bought it.

So what book did I mean to buy via a coupon in the back of this book?

WHY DID THEY NAME IT? by Hannah Campbell. The story behind the stories of the brand names that have become household words.

I was eleven years old. For some reason this interested me. But not enough to actually send in my ninety five cents plus fifteen cents postage.


Cake not signed in said...

It really doesn't sound to me like you've changed much since you were a kid.

On a whoooole lotta fronts.

Clinky said...

I know what I'm getting you for your birthday.

Cake said...

Hang on, lemme chip in...$0.95 ok?