Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Carnation milk - 65 YEARS AGO

A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.

When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the
1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan.

The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with 'Carnation Milk is best of all.' She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms. I can do this!

She sent in her entry, and several weeks later, a black limo pulled up in front of her house. A man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $2,000 even though we will not be able to use it!"


  1. 2k back then was alot of dough! No more tit pulling or pitching shit for that lady.

    thanks for making my laugh today...I needed it.

  2. Very cool story! I'm glad the sassy lass got some compensation for her creativity. I'm sure there was a lot of hole poking after retirement! Muwahahahahaha!!!

  3. That is a great story! Thank you for digging it up and posting.

  4. a dirty ditty from a little lady

    well done sir

  5. What a great piece of Americana!