Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I looked up from my bowl of Cheerio's and said to Joan; "When Dorothy (her mom) would buy a box of cereal did you guys fight over who would get to read the back of the box first. She said yes, especially if there was some sort of prize in the bottom of the box. I had to smile because Joan is one of nine children and I had this image in my mind of cereal flying everywhere.
Reading the back of the box was one of the great joys of my youth. Even though I'd read the same box five or six mornings in a row I still looked for something I might have missed. Saturdays meant new cereal. (There were four of us kids.) If you caught my mom is the right mood you could go along with her and there was an extra treat if the cereal box had a new back cover.
This morning I looked at a yellow background with one large word "Trusted." I've given up reading the newspaper, especially first thing in the morning, its a downer. I sorta looked forward to reinvesting in the Cheerios box.
"Why do ya think they stopped putting stuff on the back of the box?" I asked Joan.
"Probably because people are to busy looking at Facebook and Pintrest on their phones in the morning." she answered
That made sense. Like so many other things I'd hung onto the cereal box has fallen victim to modern technology. But I have to wonder. Do you think there might be a cereal box, smart phone app?