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Every heard that Tim McGraw song ‘Back When’ and wonder what ‘peanuts in a bottle at 10, 2, and 4′ meant?
Well now we know!
Thanks to my co-host’s dad Wayne, who has proven to know everything about anything, it was a fad ‘back in the day’.
Back in the 50′s Dr. Pepper was advertised to give you an energy boost…when you needed it, “at 10. 2, and 4. (Kind of like a 50′s version of Red Bull!)
The peanut thing was done to give an extra “fizz” to a pop, but it turns out teens did it for an entirely different reason.
The urban legend was that it would get you drunk!!!!
Really? Peanuts and pop!?!?!
So if grandpa has a picture of himself in his teens with a lampshade over his head and arms around a neighbour’s sheep, he can no longer blame it on the peanuts in his Coke!
Wayne adds, ‘Back then all we had were salted, non roasted, non flavoured peanuts. Life was much simpler back then!’
We need to talk to our parents/grandparents more! They really do have some great stories!
It’s been dubbed the “unhealthiest drink in America” by Men’s Health magazine, and good news, we can get it in Canada!
It packs a whopping 2,010 calories.
It has the equivalent of 68 strips of bacon in saturated fat. Ewww.
It’s like eating 30 cookies.
It’s Cold Stone Creamery’s PB&C ice cream shake.
“The PB&C is intended to denote peanut butter and chocolate, but the more accurate translation might be potbellies and cardiovascular disease,” reports Men’s Health.
“After all, this one drink does pack more calories than a dozen ice cream sandwiches and more saturated fat than nearly 20 large orders of McDonald’s French fries.”
In Canada, you’ll find it at Cold Stone locations, as well as select Tim Hortons.
But the Canadian version of the PB&C has a measly 1,690 calories, so we can drink 2!!!!
Seriuously, who DOESN’T want to try one now?
I read this story about Pte. Kevin McKay in the today’s Toronto Sun and you NEED to know what kind of country you live in.
Before Kevin left for basic training, he started building a studio for his mom to work on her quilting and stained glass.
He built it while his parents, Fred and Beth, were on vacation and surprised them when they got home.
As time went on, the studio started slowly coming together but Kevin didn’t have time to finish it. First came basic training. Next he was off to Afghanistan.
When he died in Afghanistan in May, days before his tour was over, the studio became one of those things the 24-year-old would never finish.
When his dad’s fellow Toronto firefighters came up to the family’s Horseshoe Valley home to pay their respects, they noticed the unfinished studio and vowed to help the fallen soldier finish his last mission.
Firefighter Dan Hjelholt, an electrician by trade, noticed the studio behind the family’s house.
“I didn’t want an unfinished project that he started for his mom to be a loose end,” Hjelholt said Wednesday. “(Kevin) had planned to take care of it.
“I wanted it to be done right so Kevin would have been proud of it.”
He said the project made sense because it honoured a fallen soldier, helped McKay’s father — Hjelholt’s first fire captain nine years ago — and gave McKay’s mom a special place to spend time.
He started planning with fellow firefighters and the McKay family, all in an effort to surprise Fred and Beth. They appealed for donations from businesses around Barrie and the Toronto area and were overwhelmed with the response, receiving supplies which ranged from wood to food for the construction crew.
Early in July, the makeshift construction crew, trailers of tools, equipment and supplies showed up.
McKay’s parents were overwhelmed with joy.
“All of a sudden, I lost it, I went in the house and sat in the bedroom and just cried,” said Beth.
She wiped her tears and went out to help, cooking up a storm to keep the makeshift crews going and shaking her head at how amazing people can be amid such a tragedy.
“I’m just amazed they did it … I would never have been able to make it as beautiful as it is,” she said, adding she feels bad she hasn’t written them thank-you notes yet.
She adds the studio project would have been something her son — a carpenter by trade — would have done for someone else.
“He was the one who brought everybody together,” she said. “He was the kind of guy who did stuff like that.”
Fred said it’s hard to describe how good it felt to get a helping hand from friends.
Yeah, I’m feeling kinda ‘warm’ myself!