For your viewing pleasure, I submit two items.This Big Boy bank is from my oldest son. Big Boy is or was a mascot for a sandwich that was sold at several restaurant chains including Shoney's and Frisch's. I think that this Big Boy is from Azar's, which was a popular food chain in Indiana. Dean gave this to me as a gift for Mother's Day, when he was in high school. Who wouldn't love such a unique gift? Additionally, this reminds of some good old days of my youth when drive-in restaurants were the rage. You could even order a Big Boy hamburger with fries, and the server would bring your order right out to your car.
Another treasure that I will keep forever was painted by my creative sister-in-law, REM. The very first car that I paid for myself was a 1970 Gremlin made by American Motors. My sister-in-law thoughtfully painted a toy Gremlin to match my cute little car, which looked like a toy itself. My car did not have the supercharger as featured on the toy. Unfortunately, the real Gremlin as cute as it was never ran very well. Maybe the car would have run better with a supercharger. The bright green finish on the Gremlin was called Big Bad Green. Isn't that a great name for a wonderful color? (We did get rid of the car, but the toy Gremlin sits atop my computer.0
The Big Bad Green Gremlin by REM.
Me and my Big Bad Green Gremlin Green