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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Tue Jan 03, 23 9:17 PM CST

Hello :) I have been reading your blog for quite awhile now and adore it. This is my very first comment, and it’s really just a quick question. 

I know you said that Nuco was a margarine but what exactly does “work Nuco” and “worked Nuco” mean? What was Lil doing?

Thank you for all of your hard work in keeping up with your blog and sharing with us  

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Tue Jan 03, 23 9:59 PM CST

Grandma Donna wrote, Hi Kayla R, welcome over here on the forum. :)  Nuco was a Oleo Margarine that was snowy white and made out of Cocoanut oils and not sure what else.  They sold it in a block that came with what they called a wafer.  It said, By coloring Nuco yourself you can obtain the color you prefer for your own table use.  No animal fats.  I am guessing the color was yellow.  So when they worked nuco, they were coloring it.  I have traced it back to the 1924, it may have been made before that but that is as far as I have an actual advertisement for it.  I have a 1926 ad that explains the snowy white pure color and the wafer that comes with the box.  The box looks like a 1 lb box of butter or margarine we would get today.  I hope this helps to give you a good mental  picture of what Lil and Lena does when they work Nuco. :)

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