Thursday, May 20, 2010


I found these at a flea market. I've been looking for Mr. Peanut stuff for a while.

My dad didn't like us having Mr. Peanut stuff when we were kids. Now I crave it because it was forbidden for all those years. My dad never liked Mr. Peanut and said he was bad. My mom didn't understand why he hated Mr. Peanut so much and asked his mom. My grandma confessed when my dad was a very young kid back in the 1950s there was a guy dressed up in a Mr. Peanut costume handing out packages of peanuts to the kids.

My overly protective grandma told him, "He's a stranger! Don't take those peanuts!"

Being at such an impressionable age, after that he grew up thinking Mr. Peanut was some kind of evil and demented sicko.

Next to a wiener dog for size comparison.


  1. Judging by the wiener dog's careful scrutiny, I'd say she doesn't fully trust Mr. Peanut either. To be fair to your dad, a stranger handing out nuts is never a good thing and should be approached with extreme caution.

  2. re: Mykal's comments :) LOL!!!!

    But me, I've always loved Mr. Peanut and envy your recent additions. Hope you didn't have to shell out too much cash(ew) for the stuff.

  3. can two intentful eyes on a wiener dog stare down four beady peanut eyes with two monocles...?

    Another suspense-filled episode of 'KW's MONSTER BLOG' !

  4. Guys! Let's do captions for the wiener dog shot! I'll go first. Wiener dog: "You boys looking for trouble?"

  5. "Crap ! The Sun is at their backs ! I am an underdog in this here showdown !"

  6. The salt and pepper shakers bring back a lot of memories of being a kid. I recently got a set from my parent's house that they'd had since the 1950's. They look like the ones in the picture with the doxie. Cute doggy by the way!

  7. Thanks for the visit and the comment!


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