Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Why she loved Carnation milk...

Terri sent me this, I thought it was hilarious and very worthy of it's witty Wednesday inclusion.

A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940's, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all .. ." She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms ... I can do this! She sent in her entry, and about a week later, a black limo drove up in front of her house ... a man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are! here to award you $2000, even though we will not be able to use it ... " Here is her entry:




This really made me laugh as well.

23 comments:

Deborah said...

That is too funny! Very good indeed!

Steffi said...

That´s really funny and nice picture!

ChrisB said...

That is so funny beccy.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Omg, that's so funny. My aunt sent me that story a few years ago and I'd completely forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder, lol!

laurie said...

well, that's telling it straight. just like a good Wisconsin farmwife would.

swampwitch said...

I love cooking with Carnation Milk...won't ever open another can without thinking of that little "jingle."
Thanks for the giggle today.
And, also thanks for the link to that pile of laundry and the pharmacist. Both good laughs.

Alix said...

That was really funny a great jingle.

Lil Mouse said...

that's hilarious

Asha said...

ROTFL!! That is really clever, bet 12yrs olds adore that slogan!! I am showing it to kids!;P

lisa's chaos said...

I defintely think they should have used it. Too funny! And I htink it would sell more.

Pamela said...

If she'd written that today, they'd probably use it.

Rachel said...

Lol, very deserving of the money!

john.g. said...

Excellent!!

Julie said...

Good laugh!

theotherbear said...

Hahahaha!

Alison said...

I love the Carnation Milk one....too funny!!

frannie said...

terri sent this to me as well-- I loved it!

Misslionheart said...

(The pile of ironing hasn't moved much!)

Thanks for the link. Btw look at our comments on Sams beer post. So similar and posted at the same time! Spookyyyyy!

thefoodsnob said...

LOL!

Thanks, I needed that.


Lisa

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

That's priceless. Thanks for stopping by the other day. I love vists from the other side of the pond.

Carla said...

Witty indeed! That's hilarious!

my4kids said...

I'm glad you liked it so much!
I don't forward things to much because sometimes it's not really worth it but I couldn't help it with this one.

"J" said...

That was REALLY REALLY cute!!! lol