Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Sunday Salon

This weekend, I'm remembering memories. Every week I play a meme called Saturday 9, which is nine questions inspired by a song. Anytime a question about childhood comes up, one of the Sat. 9 regular dismisses it by saying, "That was a long time ago. Who remembers?" This 60-something woman always offers up the same response, whether the question is about childhood songs, birthdays, school teachers, TV shows, or toys. 

Well, I do remember. This week, apropos to nothing (I was cleaning the microwave), a jingle popped into my head. "Come to 5727 South Ashland Avenue. It's Ferrill-Hicks! Ferrill-Hicks!" Suddenly I was a little girl again, transported by memory into the backseat of my parents' car, hearing a commercial from the radio broadcast of The Cubs game.

Through the wonder of the internet. I looked up 5727 South Ashland Avenue in Chicago. It's now a vacant lot, but in the 50s and 60s it was a popular Chevy dealership. I even found this postcard of the dealership. (Postcards seem to be disappearing from our landscape, as well.)

From the early 60s

So how about you? Can you recall any jingles from your childhood?

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