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Another Kool-Aid summer

We didn't always have soda around our house, but we always had Kool-Aid. From the time I was around 8, I'd make it for myself if the pitcher was empty. We always had a wide variety of flavors available, and we always had plenty of sugar.

Black cherry was my favorite, and orange was the worst. It tasted like bad Tang.

I remember if you saved up the packets and sent them into the company, you could get free stuff. I'm pretty sure all my brother and I ever got was free T-shirts, but that was pretty cool.

I often had Kool-Aid stands with other kids in the neighborhood, but this usually ended in some kind of fight about how we'd split the profits. (Not that our parents made us pay for the ingredients..it was all profit).

I also remember pouring out glasses of Kool-Aid for my brother and me, being painstaking careful to make sure we each got the EXACT same amount, down to the milliliter.

I'm not sure what that was all about--we could always make more.



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06/27/2012 11:38AM
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