This postcard for Oscar Mayer commemorates a fun memory of my son, Bill. The summer before he started high school, we were transferred to Newton, Kansas, a small town just north of Wichita. This was the hardest move we made with the Santa Fe--Newton was an okay little town but it is harder moving to a small town than a bigger one. Sherry, my daughter, left for KU at the end of summer, and my husband was also gone a lot more and was "on call" all the time so had to go to derailments, etc., at all hours and for as long as it took. A much different life. However, we all survived and flourished and were only there three years than on to KC.
One day at work, I received a call from the highschool asking me to come in to see the principal. When I went in, I was informed that Bill had blown an "Oscar Mayer weinie whistle" in art class! I can't remember what happened or if there was any discipline - all I can remember is that it was actually kind of humorous although I am sure I didn't laugh. At least, I hope I didn't.
Last summer when we were in Portland for Molly's wedding, some of the family took a hike to see the falls that were nearby. They spotted an Oscar Mayer Weiner Wagon in a parking lot and took this picture of Bill pointing out the logo of the infamous whistle he blew in the Newton High School art class in the early 1970's. Another fond memory!