Carnation Milk

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  1. boxwoods

    boxwoods Well-Known Member

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    For those of us who have vivid memories of life in the farmlands . . .

    Subject: Carnation Milk

    When opening a can of Carnation evaporated milk for your recipes just smile
    and think of this...

    A little old lady from North Carolina had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.. and when canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores, she read an advertisiement offering $5,000 for the best slogan/rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all...." and she said, I know all about milk and dairy farms... I can do this!

    She sent in her entry, and about a week later, a black limo drove up in front of her house... a man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $1000, even though we will not be able to use
    it..."

    Here is her entry:

    Carnation milk is best of all,
    No tits to pull, no hay to haul,
    No buckets to wash, no sh*t to pitch,
    Just poke a hole in the son-of-a-b!
     
  2. mightybooboo

    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    :haha: :haha: :haha:
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  3. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Remember, Carnation milk comes from contented cows......
     
  4. ratherbefishin

    ratherbefishin Well-Known Member

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    all I know is I was raised on the stuff- way back before there were formulas.My mom also used to make ''poor man's whipped chream'' I believe she chilled it added a bit of lemon juice and whipped it adding some sugar.Weused it for coffee until; I began to have it black.Never buy the stuff now[ don't know why]- but it was a staple when I was a kid.
     
  5. Nevada

    Nevada Voice of Reason Supporter

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    Maybe so, but then Pet milk must also.

    When I was in elementary school we took a field trip to the local Carnation plant where they made evaporated milk. After seeing the whole process, I noticed that the conveyor that carried the unlabeled filled cans split into two smaller conveyors, which went to two different labeling machines.

    One labeling machine was putting Carnation labels on the cans and the other labeling machine was putting Pet labels on the cans. Since it was evident to me that any one of those cans could have randomly found their way into either labeling machine, I realized that there was no difference between Pet evaporated milk and Carnation evaporated milk.

    Confused, I asked the tour guide about the labels, and why they didn't just label them all Carnation. He replied that it involved marketing concepts that I was too young to understand.

    I'm older than I'll admit, and I'm still confused!
     
  6. SRSLADE

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    :haha: GOD that was good.
     
  7. Fla Gal

    Fla Gal Bunny Poo Monger Supporter

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    Yes it was! [​IMG] I've already sent it on to a bunch of people. :p
     
  8. Alex

    Alex Well-Known Member

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    We were dairy farms, milked 120, and had 225 head.

    Great, thanks, laughing out loud.

    Alex and Nancy
     
  9. bare

    bare Head Muderator

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    Don't want to sour your milk, but unfortunately, this tale, like 99% of the spam forwarded by well meaning folks is false.


    Always Check Snopes
     
  10. Fla Gal

    Fla Gal Bunny Poo Monger Supporter

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    Bare,

    I too believed it was a big bucket of hogwash but it was funny and I took it as just a bit of humor.

    What's up? Did your wife wash your coffee cup? If she did, shame on her. :p
     
  11. bare

    bare Head Muderator

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    I can tell you drank some of that sour milk, didn't you?

    The story is represented as true, when it is just an urban rumor that's been around for years. If you want to tell the story, or pass it on, have at it. Just don't send it to my e-mail box. I hate that stuff.

    As far as anyone washing my cup, you tell me...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. kjerckie

    kjerckie Well-Known Member

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    This was a wonderful chuckle to the end of a good day :haha:
     
  13. TXlightningbug

    TXlightningbug Well-Known Member

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    Loved it! It may be an Urban Legend, but it's a funny one! And I needed a good laugh after 2 guys were murdered outside my window this weekend.

    Bare, can't tell from your picture, but your grumpy attitude says it was washed! Or knocked into the outhouse hole! lol

    TXlightningbug :yeeha:
     
  14. southerngurl

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    Lol, that was cute,

    I never for one second thought it true though, just thought it was a joke. :haha:
     
  15. tramp

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    If a cow laughs, does milk come out it's nose???
     
  16. Fla Gal

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    No way... I drank it before it soured. Grew up on it. :D

    Sometimes you're just no fun.... bare is being a bear...

    Yep, it still looks about the same as it did last spring.

    TX, I think bare is just having a bad day. That cup wasn't washed or dropped into the outhouse hole, it has an even finer coffee patina to it now. :haha: