Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Can't Believe I Missed This


I can not believe I missed this fact yesterday!!

"May 8th, 1886 - Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola."

What an important day in history.


When I get all of the boxes unpacked in the garage, I will share with you my huge collection of Coca Cola items.  I have collected them for probably 50 years.

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I have lots of vintage Coca Cola bottles in all shapes and sizes.


I had to laugh because many years ago (32 to be exact), Coke announced they were doing away with the original Coke and doing a New Coke.  I went into hysterics.

One night another couple and John and I went all over Tulsa buying up the 2 Liter Cokes - the original.

My house was stocked with Cokes everywhere. I even wrote them a letter telling them what I thought.

They did answer my letter and told me they realized true Coke drinkers were not accepting the New Coke very well and they would be bringing back the original.

I had two 2 Liters left when the original Coke came back.

So, yesterday was a very significant day for me.

LOL

Judy




26 comments:

  1. I'm glad you got your coke back! I used to be addicted to Dr. Pepper.. but now I just drink ice water. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I wish I could become un-addicted to Coke!

      Judy

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  2. I forgot about them changing coke! Fun collection!

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    1. Thanks Linda. It was a sad day for me for sure. But, the Real Thing came back.

      Judy

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  3. I remember when they changed coke and so many unhappy. Great story Judy. Looking forward to seeing your collection. Have a great day xo

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    1. I have so many Coke things. If I ever find the box in the unpacked boxes in the garage. LOL

      Judy

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  4. Judy , You think like I do...if it ain't broke , don't fix it. I love seeing everyones' collections. I know yours must be something after 50 years. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Looking forward to seeing your collection. I used to have my kitchen with Coke decorations. I worked for Denny's restaurants in the corporate office and was ex sectary to the Purchasing Manager, therefore I got a lot of coke items. I don't know what happened to all of them, but if I run across any will send them to you. Now it's just roosters.

    Have a great weekend - hugs to Bella.

    Mary

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  6. I REMEMBER THAT COKE ANNOUNCEMENT SO CLEARLY! I cannot believe it was that long ago!
    I also have a little Coke collection-but not at all like you, the Queen, with over 50 pieces.
    Soon after Coke announced that new-formula Coke, I read about an upset employee who had somehow found and written the original recipe down-and posted it in the newspaper-imagine that! Wonder if he came upon the safe combination?

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  7. I'm not a Coke drinker (I don't drink any soft drinks), but I'd love to see your collection!

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  8. When I ever find that box in the boxes still unpacked in the garage, I would love to share.

    Judy

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  9. What a cute post...glad you didn't run out of coke! Neve drink the start always a pepsi girl!

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  10. I sure do remember when that happened and by the way, I will enjoy seeing your collection. I know one Coke collector and she is avid with that collection. Do you have any of the original 6 1/2 I think oz. glass bottles? I remember they were so "hot" as I used to call it when my father bought me one, I didn't want to drink it. Carbonation must be what I was referring to. They burnt my throat seemingly. :-)

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  11. The TV show, The Goldbergs, had that new Coke catastrophe on one night! Have you been to the museum in Atlanta? You must go!

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    1. I have been to Atlanta and also there's a huge store in Las Vegas in the shape of a huge Coke bottle. It's unbelievable.

      Happy Mother's Day to you.



      Judy

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  12. Great post and story Judy! Reminds me of my teenage years when coke in those iconic bottles was so cool....would love to see your collection when you unpack it. Happy new week!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks Helen. It's unbelievable what I have in store somewhere. LOL Hopefully it will surface soon.

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  13. When I was growing up we had one of those little coca cola boxes that played Happy Birthday! I wish I knew what happened to it.

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    1. I have so much Coke stuff and don't really know what I am going to do with it all. I really don't have a place to put it all out. So am contemplating what to do with it.

      Have a great day!

      Judy

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  14. That's so funny! I remember when they did that and you weren't the only one I heard complaining about it lol

    Don't shoot me, but when I drank pop, I was a Pepsi girl ;)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. It was indeed, a dark day in history! LOL Some say it was one of their most outstanding advertising projects but didn't work for me. LOL

      I have a lot of friends who are Pepsi drinkers. It's not all bad.

      Judy

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  15. I was also in hysterics when I found out there would be a new formula. I became a cokaholic at a very tender age. My grandma worked in a drugstore that had a fountain where they had actual coke syrup that they used to make their cokes. I did my son's bathroom in Coke memorabilia. I even took an old bottle to the paint store so they could get an idea of the green I wanted for the walls. I had coke drawer handles that were so cute. When we sold the house the new owners bought all the coke pieces I had in there.

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  16. Yes, it was a traumatic day for all of us Coke drinkers! LOL

    Have a great week.

    Judy

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