I ate a lot of breakfast cereal, often not for breakfast, until I was in my late 30s. After a long period of little cereal consumption I have resumed eating a fair amount. I find myself waxing nostalgic for a cereal from my childhood. Does anyone remember these?
A picture from someone’s Flickr account of the front and back of a box of Post Rice Krinkles. They were really just a sweeter version of that more famous crispy rice cereal made by a different cereal company.
Rice Krinkles were my favorite cereal when I was 7 or 8. Apparently, 1969 was the last year they were produced although that doesn’t jibe with my admittedly imperfect memory. If Rice Krinkles are remembered today at all, it’s because their advertising featured an Asian character that would be considered inappropriate today. I don’t remember the mascot, just that I loved the cereal.
For those of you who were/are cereal eaters, what are some of your favorites?
It’s a sickness, I tell you, a sickness! That big, blue book under the two Corvette books is the classic Packard: A History of the Motor Car and Company edited by the late, great Beverly Rae Kimes. What you can’t see is the collection of automobile books and encyclopediae on the bottom shelf of this table. The book on top, The American Auto, is an updated version of the book that always sits on the desk where I write blog posts. I don’t really know how many automobile books I own, but I still have car books I purchased in the 1960s and 1970s.
Some of my friends and former colleagues don’t understand my disinterest in sports and my obsession with cars. Remember, the cars were first. My paper for History class in my senior year of high school was called The Development of the Automobile and its Effect on 20th-Century American Society. Yes, I attended high school in the 20th century and not in the 19th.
A recent photo by yours truly of a Factory Five “kit” car. What do you think about cars like this? As I have stated before, I am not a fan of large wings on automobiles, but this car is not ugly.
Factory Five is a well-known company and that might make it easier for me to buy a kit car. I just doubt I have the chops to finish the assembly no matter how minor.
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