Retrotisements: Holiday cookout edition

For those of us in the good ol’ U.S. of A, Independence Day celebration time is almost here (that’s the 4th of July in case you’re reading this from foreign shores).  And that means that for those of us not spending the day looking for fingers blown off by illegal fireworks, it’s cookout time!  So invite your friends and family over (Except for your second cousin Fred.  Holy crap, that guy’s a boor.) and let’s consume some charred flesh!

First things first: let’s fire up the grill!  (Kingsford Match Light charcoal, 1981)

Kingsford Match Light charcoal ad (1981)

Who’s up for some hot diggity dogs??? (Armour Franks, 1956)

Armour Franks ad (1956)

Or maybe burgers are more your style?  Don’t forget the ketchup/catsup! (Hunt’s Tomato Catsup, 1954)

Hunt's Tomato Catsup ad, 1954

I don’t know about you, but cleaning all those dirty glasses can be a real drag.  So break out the plastic and raise a big middle finger to the planet. (Dixie Cups, 1954)

Dixie Cups ad, 1954

And finally, let’s not forget the refreshments.  I brought some soda for the kiddies… (Coca-Cola, 1967)

Coca-Cola pull tab soda ad, 1967

And something with a little more kick for the folks. (Schlitz beer, 1964)

Schlitz pop-top beer ad, 1964

I almost forgot – you can’t go home without taking some leftovers! (Tupperware, 1962)

Tupperware ad, 1962

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6 Comments

  • My family HAD Schlitz hats. Yes, my grandmother used to crochet hats for all of the kiddies, and had no problem using beer cans instead of the intended soda cans. They looked similar to this one on ebay.

    I find it rather amazing how many homes actually had dixie cup dispensers – and that I was jealous of them…

  • My family HAD Schlitz hats. Yes, my grandmother used to crochet hats for all of the kiddies, and had no problem using beer cans instead of the intended soda cans. They looked similar to this one on ebay.

    I find it rather amazing how many homes actually had dixie cup dispensers – and that I was jealous of them…

  • We had a Dixie Cup dispenser but it was in the bathroom. Pretty sure the red Solo plastic cups were the favorite in my household for regular beverage containment.

    And don’t tempt me on the Schlitz hat, I’ll have that thing on the way to the house before you can say eBay.

  • We had a Dixie Cup dispenser but it was in the bathroom. Pretty sure the red Solo plastic cups were the favorite in my household for regular beverage containment.

    And don’t tempt me on the Schlitz hat, I’ll have that thing on the way to the house before you can say eBay.

  • Mrs. Suit

    I want the Schlitz hat! And we had a Dixie cup dispenser in my kitchen. That’s all us kids were allowed to use when getting something to drink. Being environmentally friendly didn’t really factor into our household waste.

  • Mrs. Suit

    I want the Schlitz hat! And we had a Dixie cup dispenser in my kitchen. That’s all us kids were allowed to use when getting something to drink. Being environmentally friendly didn’t really factor into our household waste.

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