Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Cracker Jacks

A little something red, white and blue for the 4th of July.

Cracker Jacks 
colored pencils on paper

I ate sooooo much of this stuff when I was a kid. I think you could buy a box for 35 cents. The prize was the best part! I remember a ring, and other odd little things you'd make out of snapped together bits of plastic. And I think little wee tiny books. 

Did you eat these too? What prizes do you remember?


Jeanette said...

Fabulous drawing that brings back childhood memories. Oh yes, Crackerjack was a staple of most kids for years.

I'm trying to think of the prizes. Similar to what you said, plastic rings and snap together toys. I do remember a submarine that was propelled by a rubber band twisted. I'd play with that for hours sending it round the bath tub.

Teresa Mallen said...

Love this drawing! Okay, you and Jeanette have obviously not lost your ability to recall things, ahem...not like some of us! Well, now that Jeanette mentions it, I too remember the submarine. :-)

Vicki Greene said...

You made them look so real that I would love to have some right now. I do remember eating Crackerjacks and being very excited with the "little presents" but alsa none left a lasting impression.

Kendra said...

All I can say is yummy! And it makes me smile and think of my childhood days!