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Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady for September 05, 2011

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    Rakkav  over 8 years ago

    They have 96-color boxes? (A question in the league of “They come in pints?”)

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    snarkm  over 8 years ago

    Yeah, that would do it.

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    flowerladytoo  over 8 years ago

    I always loved getting a big new box of crayons…in my day it was the 64 ct box with a sharpener and it HAD to be Crayola brand. They were always well used before the first day of school :-)

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    Puddleglum2  over 8 years ago

    …all the colors of the rainbow, and then some. It’s a veritable pot of gold as far as Rose is concerned.

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    cbbest  over 8 years ago

    Sorry, may be my question is very stupid, but how can I get the old comic strips about Rose is Rose before the 16,MAY,2011? Very thanks!

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    wndrwrthg  over 8 years ago

    People think I am crazy when I say this, but if you are stressed, get yourself a coloring book and crayons and color for a while. It is very relaxing.

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    Ginispics  over 8 years ago

    OH you are right,wndrwrthg- there is nothing better than a great box of crayons and a favorite (type) of coloring book..the smell of crayons..the freedom to “go” whereever you want..it is very relaxing indeed! Love-Love it!!!

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    When I was Pasquale’s age (40 years ago) the Crayola 64-pack was top of the line, but I remember when they introduced the 96-pack. Kids today don’t know how good they’ve got it.

    (I’ve heard that in Ancient Greece, Crayola’s biggest box had only 24 crayons. But surely that’s a myth…)

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    Ray_C  over 8 years ago

    I used to have an 8-color box. Until I was sixteen, I thought those were the only colors that existed. I wonder why all the Crayola boxes hold multiples of 8? Why not a 100-color box? Nope, it has to be 96 or 104.

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    baileydean  over 8 years ago

    All these lush memories brought to us by “Crayola, the goddess of childish things”…

    __Lovely

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    Doctor11  over 8 years ago

    I went through A LOT of crayons growing up and I drew a lot of pictures and colored them, too.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Ray C, it’s probably a question of packaging. If I remember correctly, the 64-pack contained four compartments of 16 crayons each, arranged as two rows of eight. This helped keep the majority of crayons upright when a few were taken out. To get to 96, you could either add a third row of eight to each of the four compartments, or simply add two more compartments of 16. Either way, the box could simply go from 4×16 to 6×16. (I’m not aware of there having been a 104-pack.)

    To package 100, the only regular configuration would have to involve a multiple of 5 somewhere. Maybe four compartments of 25, but arranging 25 crayons pleasingly (and efficiently) in a sleeve would be difficult; a 5×5 arrangement would soon lead to disorder and breakage. Even 26 would be easier to manage than 25, because if you staggered the rows you could do 9-8-9, which would be more stable than 8-9-8. (If there WAS in fact a 104-pack, that might have been how they packaged it.)

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Whatever size box I had, I always wished they’d included more than one black one. I was of the “put a thick black outline around everything” school of drawing (learned from coloring books), so my black crayon was always the first to go. (And if you use the sharpener to keep a controlled line, it goes even faster.) My dad was a commercial artist, and in retrospect I could have had an endless supply of grease pencils for the asking…

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Ah yes, the Crayola Crayons! Memories, memories! Nothing like that new box on the first day of school! The pretty colors, the smell of the crayons, geez, could it ever get any better than that!

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