Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Got Carnation?

Sorry, but I have never thought instant dry nonfat milk was delicious for drinking. Cute ad, though - from Life Magazine 1959. I always have nonfat milk in my refrigerator, but no nonfat dry milk in my cupboard. I do have the two products below, however. I still use these!
This paper doll is cute. I'm not sure how old she is. Maybe a giveaway you could send for in the mail? I love those, don't you?
Here is a picture of the great old Carnation Ice Cream Parlor at Disneyland sometime in the 60's. This photo is from a book we purchased at Disneyland titled "Disneyland, Then, Now & Forever: Remember The Moments".
And here's a picture of a vintage menu from the restaurant. I loved to eat there, and I remember what it was like inside years ago. They used to serve Fantasia ice cream there. It was specially made just for Disneyland. I did finally try it once in 1996, and I'm glad I did because it was discontinued in 2004.
I'm really happy that I have this picture I took of the gorgeous, ornate back bar in the summer of 1974.
And here is a picture of Walt himself at the counter. (No I didn't take this one!)
It's all different now, of course. You can only sit and eat outside. Now called the Carnation Cafe; it's still nice, and we eat there every time we go. Here is a picture we snapped two months ago of Oscar, who has worked there since 1956. He keeps "threatening " to retire - but I don't think he would know what to do with himself! We love to see him when we visit, and try to get a picture. We will miss him when/if he does retire.
We will still enjoy a meal there, though- last time we ate breakfast there two days in a row!


Annette said...

Great post, love it! I think the paperdoll is from the 60s, it should be dated on it somewhere. Good job, you spent a lot of time on this one. I think all of your original photos are great. Love T

twobarkingdogs said...

Great post and the photos are super. I absolutely agree that about the Carnation instant milk .. it was horrid. Even if it was icy cold .. I couldn't drink it. Yuck!