05 June 2010

Love Those Wacky Packages

Most days after school, my friend Jeff and I would mount our bikes and make the trek to Dells, a local hardware store. We would leave our bikes out front and rush inside, heading directly to where the gum and candy were on display. Our ultimate goal: Wacky Packages. You see, you had to be quick, because they sold out very fast. I remember on more than one occasion, we were too late and had made the journey for nothing.

I loved collecting those things and sticking them on my binders. The packages came with several stickers (I don't remember exactly how many) and a stick of bubble gum. I would put the gum in a plastic bag and keep it out in the tool shed, because I wasn't allowed to have gum with sugar in it. For some Wacky reason, I came across this website and just couldn't resist this quick trek down memory lane.

Does anyone remember these...




photo of wacky packages display
courtesy of... wackypackages.org




photo of wacky packages
courtesy of... wackypackages.org




photo of wacky packages
courtesy of... wackypackages.org

5 comments:

  1. Nope, I don't remember these. I used to collect the baseball cards with the gum in them and I got a few monster stickers.

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  2. I don't remember those either. My favorite was always pixie sticks. Those straws with the flavored powder inside of them. There used to be a little corner store that sold penny candy. My mom used to take me there and let me pick out 25 cents worth of candy. Took me forever to make my selection.

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  3. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry": I think I remember those monster ones. I'll have to search and find out.

    Ann: Oh, I remember getting those, too. Ah, memories :)

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  4. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry": I just checked: the Odd Rod Monster cards? I LOVED those!!! Maybe next week, I'll post something about them.
    Thanks for prompting my memory!

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  5. I don't remember those either. I do remember the pixie stick things that Ann was talking about though. I loved those things!

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