I’m chuckling. Seems I always enjoyed stirring up trouble for companies who produced unhealthy, habit-forming foods. Reading some of my old letters is interesting so many years later.
In 197I, I was appalled that fruits and juices for babies had added sugar. I wouldn’t use them. My little ones drank plain fresh juice as is.
I wrote Gerbers and Beech Nut to complain. They reassured me their food was nourishing. I didn’t think so.
I don’t know what baby food manufacturers are doing today so I can’t comment on what they may add to it. All I can say is I’d be very uncomfortable about having my toddler sucking on those ‘convenient’ plastic pouches all the time. Plastic after all…
Happy 50th birthday to Rafi, who was worth every effort I made towards his well-being when he was a little one.
A HAppy Birthday from me too!
How sweet of you! He’s a great guy.
I received my first AARP mailer the other day…”Welcome to the 50’s Club” it said. Ugh!
Wow! Now they’ll offer you reduced rates at the movies!!! Congratulations. Love, Mom
As always, Muriel, you were ahead of your time.
Happy 50th to Rafi. My 50’s were among the best decades of my life. May yours be the same.
I’m sure they thought I was just a nuisance. I hope Rafi has a wonderful decade ahead of him too. He’s a great guy. Cheers, Muriel
P.S. I use your coffee mug every morning because it makes me think of you.
A friend of mine years ago drew advertising illustrations for the Gerber’s baby food company. Don’t hold it against her!
I promise I won’t ONLY because she’s a friend of yours. Thanks, as always, for reading, Muriel
You always have been one to stand up for what you believe in. I think we learned that from you! Still, I managed to develop a wicked sweet tooth…
Glad you stand up for what is right Susan, as for your sweet tooth, you can’t win them all. (Chuckle.) Love and hugs coming soon. Maughm
That’s all you, Muriel! 👍
And from one teacher to another, Happy birthday, Rafi!
Thank you Jaya: Rafi is a born teacher and I have a feeling you are too. I send love to you and your family. Muriel
Happy Birthday Rafi.
And for you Muriel look what you have done….
giving him REAL juice probably put him on the road of being the gourmet foodie thus depriving him
to enjoy the junk food and fast food .(chukles)
What a lovely way of looking at it Celine: He certainly chooses to eat well. Love, Muriel
I too would not like babies to suck plastic. Happy Birthday to Rafi. Nice name.
Thank you. His real name is Raphael, but we have always called him Rafi. Since he didn’t complain, he’s stuck with it,
Do they have those plastic pouches for babies where you live? They look awfully unhealthy to me…
Yes, and potato chips in plastic pouches. Children love it. It is terrible.
I didn;t know that. There are aisles at the food markets I skip and that’s one of them. Stay well, Muriel
Wow, I never thought about that. I’m glad that you saw past that and even decided to write to them, that was such a bold move!
Hope he had a wonderful birthday!
Yes he did! And if/when I can cross the closed border, we’ll all celebrate again together. Thanks so much for reading.
Glad to hear that! Of course!
Thanks. Both my son and I are celebrating special birthdays right now! Hurrah!