The Fifties were a dark time, especially since they hadn’t yet figured out the recipe for Coca-Cola-glazed turkey.
1959 two-page Coca-Cola / Coke Thanksgiving magazine ad
“Grandma, did you forget to make the damned potatoes again?”
Little Jimmy was excited that he’d finally get to carve the Thanksgiving Jack-o-Lantern. Little Jimmy was a dumbass.
Grandma Esther was thankful that she smoked the reefer before the family arrived.
The ad copy:
America Pauses to be Thankful!
Thankful…for the family life that is ours in America.
Thankful…for the hope-filled future that is our children’s heritage.
Thankful…for all the bounties our fertile land provides.
Thankful…for all the freedoms we cherish.
Thankful, too, is Coca-Cola that it can share in all these things.
THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES
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