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?