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The Good Old USA!

Contributed by softerware on Thursday, 26th April 2018 @ 06:59:29 PM in AEST
Topic: Nostalgic

Ferruccio’s Ferrari had to have a better clutch.
He called the manufacturer but they didn’t do much.
So he built his own race car and took it to the track;
Ferruccio Lamborghini showed Ferrari what it lacked!

The WWI peace treaty put a ban on building planes.
So this German manufacturer had to make some changes!
They switched to making motorcycles; happily they found;
That Bavarian Motor Works made more profit on the ground!

French Wine Cola was invented to relieve the symptoms;
John Pemberton experienced from field morphine addiction.
But prohibition said his drink could not use alcohol.
He renamed it Coca-Cola (with cocaine if you recall).

James Casey was just 19 when he borrowed a friends bike;
Plus a hundred dollars to start his service overnight.
He was a one man company, Chair and president;
And UPS took anything , anywhere it went.

Edward Cox sold cooking pots in 1917;
He threw in soap and steel wool to keep them shiny clean.
The cleaners soon outsold the pots; his wife gave them a name:
Save our Saucepans, SOS, brought the Cox’s fame.

In 1812 a butcher named Sam Wilson made a deal;
To sell meat by the barrel for our troops out in the field.
The barrels stamped U.S. outside made him one famous man;
The soldiers fondly nicknamed him good old Uncle Sam.

Harry Truman’s parents couldnt pick a middle name;
Yet all presidents have had three letters just the same.
They took a guess, gave him an “S” because they liked the ring.
So Harry had no middle name; just an “S”, poor thing.

Ten members sit the board that rules Walt Disneys dignitaries;
One is Sheryl Sanberg, Chairwoman of Blackberry.
Jack Dorsey, Chairman, Twitter, is on the board also;
As well as Orin Smith, Starbucks former CEO.
You think theyd be competitors, but Disney knows enough;
The ones that lead they have decreed, had better know their stuff!

A waste product from drilling oil heals burns and babys bums;
Robert Chesebrough (Chesebrough-Ponds) took this sticky gum;
He redeemed it; first he cleaned it; then he made it green;
Who knew a rash would earn such cash? He named it Vaseline.

Vaseline, like lots of brands isn’t US owned.
Many products had their brands bought out or overthrown.
Unilever owns it now; Hellmans, Lipton too;
Good Humor and Popsicle are Netherlands owned too.

Lucky Strike the British own; and Belgium bought Budweiser;
The Swiss bought Nestles and Purina; but don’t advertise there.
Speaking of commercials, consumers sure have clout:
Costco doesn’t advertise; they count on word of mouth!

One last institution, thats left the old US;
Japan owns 7-11; now that I wouldnt have guessed.

Off to do some more research; in hopes it entertains.
One thing we can be sure of folks; nothing stays the same!

Copyright © softerware ... [ 2018-04-26 18:59:29]
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Re: The Good Old USA! (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Thursday, 26th April 2018 @ 11:07:08 PM AEST
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This was awesome plus Jaye.
I read it to my mother and she loved it. You had her at the title.....

I understand how much work was put into this. I for one appreciate it immensely. This was very educational as well. Absolutely glorious and well assembled.... A rather difficult feat in itself!

Re: The Good Old USA! (User Rating: 1 )
by Durango on Thursday, 26th April 2018 @ 11:33:59 PM AEST
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Educational indeed. You make this history fun to read.
I appreciate the effort placed to this informative poem.

Re: The Good Old USA! (User Rating: 1 )
by RICHARD_CAMPBELL on Friday, 27th April 2018 @ 01:25:40 AM AEST
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Wow! What a true journey through history,excellent my friend. I enjoy read this poem. love it.

Re: The Good Old USA! (User Rating: 1 )
by speedy on Sunday, 13th May 2018 @ 12:04:37 PM AEST
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I/'/m a Canadian, but some of this stuff is familiar. Great write!

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