Thursday, January 20, 2022

Fun memories

Just a few days before Christmas I made a last minute trip to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh for a bit of Christmas shopping.  In the parking lot, much to my surprise and delight, I spotted the Wienermobile!  I went over to say hi to the Hotdoggers.  I was invited to step up and poke my curious nose into the vehicle and it really does have a blue sky ceiling and ketchup and mustard seats!  What fun! 😃  

I reminisced about visiting the Oscar Mayer "pavilion" at the New York World's Fair in the summers of 1964 and 1965.  I fondly remembered the Wiener Whistles my brother and I were given at the time and the nice young lady Hotdogger surprised me by unzipping a pouch she was wearing and handed me two!  What fun.  I sent a text to my brother who immediately said, "save one for me!"  It seems it was a fond memory for both of us.  How nice!

I don't remember if we saw the actual Wienermobile at the World's Fair, but I do remember going inside the Oscar Mayer pavilion to watch an animated movie/commercial as many times as our parents would let us.  The whistles came from a vending machine apparently.  I was nine years old and my brother was seven so the memories are a little fuzzy.  I couldn't find a photo or description of the Oscar Mayer venue at the fair, but I came across some other information and history and have included it here for the curious.  

The original Wiener Whistle.

The commercials were cute too.  Kind of hard not to memorize those jingles.  😁


Janice said...

How fun!

Maria said...

Such a cute wiener mobile and how nice to to receive the whistles…great memories.