Pluggers by Gary Brookins


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  1. randall garland

    randall garland said, over 3 years ago

    yeah,that`s right.

  2. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 3 years ago

    Many present-day bakers would get stuck on the “oleo” ingredient, too.

  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    One around here somewhere…

  4. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    Expensive cake, then and now.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    A bigger problem is remembering what size those candy bars were at the time. Lots of size shrinkage, then the king-size bars come out (at a higher price) but eventually shrink down to the original size. What’s a Plugger to do?

  6. Jen

    Jen said, over 3 years ago

    Same with 5 & Dime stores. Last I saw one was late 70’s in
    E-town, PA.

  7. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 3 years ago

    This recipe sounded intriguing. I’m not one much for sweets, but I know those who are, so I looked up this recipe to see the rest of it. Holy cow! I thought 8 Milky Way bars sounded like a lot, but the recipe I found called for 11, plus 2 sticks of oleo. Albeit, 3 Milky Ways and 1 stick of oleo were for the frosting (along with 2 cups of powdered sugar).
    Good grief! Any desire for anything sweet I may have had curled up and died just reading the recipe!

  8. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 3 years ago

    Oops, we’re out of 5 cent candy bars, we’ll have to fill the car with 30 cents a gallon gasoline, and head to the Grand Union.

  9. Jeff ???????

    Jeff ??????? said, over 3 years ago

    I remember when you could buy four gallons of gasoline for one dollar. This year it was the other way around.

  10. Surveyingsam

    Surveyingsam GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Stamps and candy bars where at one time.

  11. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 3 years ago

    The other day I considered myself a plugger when I couldn’t find the cent mark on the keyboard.
    I remember the gas, stamps, and candy bar. I remember 5 cent fudgesicle, and a 10 cent Brown Mule. They weren’t the tiny sticks they call popsicles today. They had real vanilla too.

  12. Jules934

    Jules934 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    OMG Where Did It Go? Not to mention, When did it go/what replaced it? Was it the ^?

  13. tech60

    tech60 said, over 3 years ago


    So true. A couple years ago, I baked a cake with frosting from scratch; took it into work. Ladies that I worked with wanted the recipe, so I copied it for them. Got more than one “what’s oleo?” Don’t they teach home economics anymore? I know I’m not THAT old! :-)

  14. charliedawg

    charliedawg said, over 3 years ago

    there are still 5 & dimes around they are called dollar stores.

  15. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    Y’all need to remember, back then, we didn’t worry too much about sugar, and we definitely didnt have anything about cholesterol. Because ifen we had it, Ma would have fried it.

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