While working at Kroger in the small town of Harriman, Tennessee, two sisters approached me with an absolutely delightful photo of their childhood:
Here is Donna and Debbie as young girls in front of the 1958 Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. I deciphered it was the ‘58 because of the phrase ”All Meat Wieners.” The sisters have held onto this photo for over forty years because of how it reminds them of their love of the 27-foot-long hot dog. When they saw the posting on Kroger’s door that we were coming, they took it out of safekeeping and brought it to our event.
I had Debbie and Donna stand in front of YUMMY to recreate the moment, and what a mighty fine moment it was:
I did miss one little detail! They’re on the wrong side for the photo. But that’s okay! It adds character and creates a new memory. In the new photo, Debbie is on the left and Donna is on the right. In the vintage photo, they’ve switched places.
I hope all readers use these women as an example to share all of your wacky, wonderful stories and encounters with the Wienermobile when you see us on the hot dog highways!