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    Posted 2 years ago

    Toyrebel
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    Around '63 Dixie Rexall Drugs had a contest to sell the most Life Savers Gift packs. The third prize was an Eldon Slot Car set. Slot cars were the rage so I figured I could feasibly win the third prize. My mother sold most of the Lifesavers at work, I probably sold two maybe. I didn't win the slotcar set, I won the 1st prize! The 1st prize was a full size bike, I'm short and the top of my head barely cleared the wheels. My mother and I took the bike to Toytown in Eastbrook(my mother knew the owner) to try to trade for a slotcar set. The guy was a real whiner about trading the bike for the slotcars. I wound up with a SMALL Aurora Model Motoring Slotcar set, probably about $20.00 at the most. It wasn't the one in the picture, but similar. The bike was nice(can't remember the brand), it had a built in head light etc., I'm sure it was worth a lot more than $20.00! When we left Scrooge the owner was still moaning as he polished up the bike and put it in the front show window! Well it may not be a Red Ryder classic story, but it's different.
    A very Merry Christmas to my CW family,
    Bill

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 years ago
      Good story Mr. bill
    2. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      I recall very well getting the Christmas box edition of Lifesavers while growing up! Butter rum was my favorite flavor!
      I also had a Aunt who gave me each year a box of chocolate covered cheeries!!
      Merry Christmas Bill!!

      Thomas.
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Thank you kindly, Vynil.

      Thanks Keramikos, looking back it was amusing but it just seemed frustrating at the time.

      Thanks Bama Buddy Thomas. I had some relatives that gave me similar. Chocolate covered cherries were and still are one of my favorite treats, I usually finish off the box very quickly. I think I'll go pick up a box!
    4. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      Bill(Toyrebel), lol! It takes me no time to finish off a box myself! I tear 'em up!! Lol!!

      Thomas.
    5. vintagegirl66 vintagegirl66, 2 years ago
      Merry Christmas
    6. crswerner crswerner, 2 years ago
      Merry Christmas

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