Kool Aid Days

Saturday, August 14, 2010
I live in Hastings, Nebraska and the claim to fame of my little town is that Kool Aid was invented here. So what do we do when summer is at it's hottest and most humid....we celebrate Kool Aid Days.

So if you're hot and parched today, think of a big pitcher of Kool Aid (yeah, I know it isn't 5 cents anymore) and the fact that there are a whole lot of people celebrating Kool Aid...small town living at it's best!

Enjoy your weekend! School starts here this week and summer is starting to wind down....bring on fall!


  1. Your posters are wonderful. I do remember when Kool Aid was 5c. It's still a favorite summer time thirst quencher. Wish fall was on it's way here. Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

  1. The posters are SO nostalgic and bring back great memories. Remember the Kool Aid pitchers?! My mom worked at a Kool Aid factory in Chicago when I was little. We always had a lot of the stuff!!

    Stay cool, Gail and have a great weekend! :-)


  1. Both my kids downed lots of kool-aid, as I did, as children. Can't beat the cost!

  1. I LOVE those vintage posters for Kool-Aid. yes, Kool-Aid is good!!!! I've heard of one company that sometimes uses orange Kool-Aid to dye their yarns. Anyway...that sounds like so much fun!!! Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

  1. I love those posters, so colorful and pretty, Never knew where kool aid was invented. I love local town party days, we used to have band day where I grew up, Williston ND, everyone was there! Big towns have advantages but not like that.

  1. Barbara said...:

    Yes bring on the kool aid, and I too remember when it was a nickle a pk. Good post and good poster for Kool Aid. Blessings, Barbara

  1. agypsyangel said...:

    I love the posters. Brings back memories.
    Happy Weekend,

  1. We drank our fair share of Kool-Aid during the hot summer days of my childhood. And I remember going to the store and picking out the flavors we wanted. I always liked the happy face on the pitcher.

  1. Pam said...:

    Your posters are great. There's nothing like Kool Aid!

  1. Well, it is always fun when your town is famous for something!

  1. Gail, Your foodie friday post recipes are on the menu this week! Thanks so much for the delightful recipes. I linked back to your recipes.
    ANd kool aid? A childhood summer drink. My mom used to mix the packet with sugar and put it in a plastic bag. I would dip my licked index finger in it and eat it. Today the call that Nerds! I remember my bright pink index finger. I could still do that!

  1. Sharon said...:

    Kool Aids here bringing you fun, Kool Aids got thirst on the run! Oh I remember Kool-aid being a staple in our hme especially in the Summertime :) Great pictures Gail! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  1. How fun! I think this may make me have to go make a pitcher of black cherry kool aid. Yum-o!

  1. Renee Shmuel said...:

    Hey living in Israel I still bring Kool Aid back for my Kids and we took a load of our special stash when we went to Mozambique on a missionary trip to work with the orphans

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