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We're one day late with Sharing Memories this week. Yesterday being Remembrance/Veteran's Day, I wanted to honour the heroes in my family who have served their countries.
Today a change of pace - and I'm going to tell you about margarine! Yes. Who remembers the clear plastic bags of white margarine with the circle of yellow dye in the middle? The bags were similar to our one liter milk bags.
To get a nice yellow margarine you broke the circular seal with your thumb and then started squeezing and kneading that bag. It took forever to spread the yellow dye throughout! I used to help my mom by doing it but my hands would get very tired.
Once my brother-in-law and I were goofing around, taking turns squeezing the dye through. Well, we began tossing the bag to each other and of course we had to outdo every throw with a much better one! We tossed under our legs, turned backwards, long throw, short toss, high, low - we were having a great time.
My mom wasn't impressed and warned us we better not drop that bag. Of course we did - and SPLAT -the entire bag fell on the floor, broke open and margarine oozed out. We stood there quite horrified waiting for my mother's wrath. But all she did was tsk and shake her head, then she took a big spoon and scooped up every bit of margarine except what had touched the floor.
And that is what we ate for the next few weeks.
Anyone else remember margarine like that?