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    Posted 4 months ago

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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,

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 months ago
      Good story Mr. bill
    2. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Toyrebel, Merry Christmas. :-)

      I sure remember those Lifesavers 'books.' <3

      What a story about the first prize and the difficult trade. >8-0
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 4 months 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!!

    4. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 months 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!
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 4 months ago
      Bill(Toyrebel), lol! It takes me no time to finish off a box myself! I tear 'em up!! Lol!!

    6. vintagegirl66 vintagegirl66, 4 months ago
      Merry Christmas
    7. crswerner crswerner, 4 months ago
      Merry Christmas

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