Sometimes it is the funniest things that bring back memories. One of these things for me is L'eggs pantyhose. I remember as a little girl being very intrigued by the displays in the supermarkets, convenient stores & gas stations. Almost everywhere I went I remember seeing the egg shaped containers sitting neatly in their displays. Even though I was only about 4 at the time. I remember wanting to grab one out of the display and have my Mom buy it. I don't think I ever asked, but I do remember once she was needing some pantyhose and I said "Buy these kind" of course she went with the ones in the flat regular packaging.
Had I been older and was needing some I know very well I would have went with the egg! I tend to like things that are different from all the others. Maybe that is why I was so intrigued by these pantyhose and why they bring back childhood memories. It's obviously the reason why I am writing about it right now in this blog. *haha*
After doing a little research it appears L'eggs started their unique packaging in 1969. And in 1991 they decided to change the packaging to a small milk carton shaped container because they were selling alot of pantyhose and in the 90's started realizing how much plastic they were putting out there. They decided they wanted to be more earth friendly. Now I guess that makes sense.. but I know DARN well I would have used those eggs for things still to this day. I could have used them for crafts.. for displays. Heck I could have even stored my unmentionables in them!
Over the years I stopped seeing these lovely little containers holding hosiery. My memories were faint and way back in my head somewhere. Had I never seen a picture of them or better yet a actual egg. I probably would have never thought of them again in my lifetime. But as it turns out I suppose that is just not the way it was supposed to be. Last year I was thrifting with my parents and my Husband. I walked into the store and instantly my eyes were drawn to something that made me flashback to when I was small. There was 4 containers up on the top of a clothing rack with a bunch of scarves and accessories. 4 just glistening in the sun.. I stared at them, admired them. And remembered EXACTLY what the Supermarket display that I most saw when I was little looked like and where it was placed and all of its surroundings. I even heard a little song playing in the background. I know it sounds silly.. Pantyhose bringing back a whirlwind of thoughts & memories.
I purchased 2 of the L'eggs from the thrift. One of the four had a crack in the top of the egg the other was scuffed like it had been kicked across the floor. I wish I bought them all now that I think about it. Of course alot of times when you think back to something you wish you would have done it a bit different.
I am going to keep one of these forever.. I think anyways. lol
I am planning on putting the other up for sale in the future. Cause really I only need one to bring back memories.
So there is my little story on something funny that brings me back.
Do you have anything funny that brings you back to your childhood?
Heck for all I know this post might bring back some L'eggs memories to you too!
I bet you almost forgot about them. *Wink*