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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday


Somewhere around your area must be vintage things. Check them out and share on Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by none other than Coloradolady. There are many special day blogs, but this one is very popular. Check it out.



I do not have a clue why I have these three little cards. My "memory bank" has joined all the other failing banks. I found them stuck back in a forgotten place in a drawer. They are a part of a Bicentennial Daze series of 24 cards. They were made in 1976 by Gamecraft USA and found in loaves of bread as promotion cards. They depict scenes from America's first 200 years.
This is card No. 10 of the series.

This is No. 8 of the series.

This is No. 14 of the series.

27 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

I remember the Bicentennial! What a big deal that was! I don't remember those cards though. They're great little history lessons on each card!
Happy VTT!
Carol

CC said...

Such wonderful little cards.. it's amazing the things we come across that we've forgotten about.. Happy VTT..

The Recycle-ista said...

Now i'm dying to know the answers to the jokes!

Sunny said...

Hi LV,
It's more fun to find forgotten things than not to be able to find the things we remember and can't find! Ha-ha!
I always enjoy your posts.
Sunny :)

bj said...

Hi, LV...o, yes...I do remember these cards in bread...and I didn't save a single solitary one. What's wrong with me? I can see things all the time that I remember and SHOULD have saved and didn't. O, well, guess I wouldn't have room for them anyway.'
I am playing Vintage Thingy Thursday..haven't played in awhile.
Have a wonderful evening..
xo bj

Amanda said...

How fun! I remember saving lots of bicentennial stuff, but I don't remember ever seeing these. thanks for sharing them!

Elizabeth said...

These are great, LV! I love vintage thingies that are educational. I like to bring them to school and show my students.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I remember the Bicentennial.. I have pictures of my two younger sons at school that year.. It was a big year.

I never saw those little cards in our bread--but it's a neat idea.

Thanks for the memories.
Hugs,
Betsy

Postcardy said...

I think bicentennial things are a good thing to collect now.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool cards! Bicentennial items were very abundant, but I can't really remember saving much of anything except coins. Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sonia said...

What cute cards...I know there are lots of bicentennial collectables but I hav never seen these before~ It fun to find things and re-visit them again.

Have a great day and thanks for the visit!

Miss Bloomers

Bea said...

LOL! I love your comment about the failing memory bank. These are great cards. I remember the bicentennial as it was the year before I graduate from high school. Must have been a regional bakery that used these cards.

concretenprimroses said...

Nice cards. I don't remember them either. I find things I didn't know I had too. I think my memory account is overdrawn sometimes too.
Kathy

Coloradolady said...

I like the fact that you saved them....wish you knew the value....maybe to a collector a lot!

marian said...

they are both delightful & informative..what a fun way of learning

I wonder what happened to the rest of the pack?

Ulla said...

The cards made me curious - why didn't they give the answer to the question on the other side of the card?

marmielu said...

Aren't these funny?! I remember what a big celebration 1976 was - everybody got into the act in some way. Thanks for digging them out for us!
Mary Lou

Pat said...

I remember the Bicentennial but I don't remember the cards! They are wonderful reminders. I'm glad you kept them so you can share!

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll visit often. We love company. Pat

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

It's so funny what turns up and you just forgot where they came from... That happens to me sometimes. My brain sometimes! LOL

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a neat find! I remember going into the city for the 4th in 1977 - I was all of 8 years old, and my mother had dressed my sister and I in old fashioned dresses with bonnets in honor of the occasion. We were on the news that night! Thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

Miri said...

Funny cards! Clever way to get kids excited about history...now if only you'd tell us the punchlines!

KK said...

Those little card are too cute. I love the vintage graphics. I remember the bicentennial celebration very well. I had just turned 16. My goodness...I'm vintage and lovin it!

Roslyn said...

Hmm I must not have been buying the right bread 'cause I never remember seeing these. great find though!

Maria said...

Nice items to find. Thanks for stopping by.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. such great cards! very informative!.. thanks for sharing & happy VTT

Sandra said...

OH NO....are you saying these are "vintage"???
Please, say it ain't so! That was only yesterday...or so it seems.

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