Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Memories of Coke

Hi Neighbors!

Social Moms and Coca-Cola are giving me a chance to win a $25 Target Giftcard by sharing a favorite memory of Coca-Cola. Now I have to tell you, this is something I can write about. My husband LOVES Coca-Cola. My husband preaches and I could not tell you how many times he has mentioned Coca-Cola in a sermon. He always jokes that if you really love the Lord, you drink Coke and that the other companies are just watered down Coke. Fortunately everyone knows he is joking....I think.

We were at a church for a revival meeting one year, and by the end of the week we had so many cans and bottles of Coke, I think I could have started a small store. One couple brought 2 twenty four packs. Another family brought a few 2 liters of Coke. He made the mistake of mentioning cheesecake that week also and we ended up with three cheesecakes. Talk about sweet overload! We had Coke to take with us when we left!

The children know when Dad asks for a drink, he wants Coke. They have purchased him several Coca-Cola glasses, along with a Coke t-shirt or two as gifts. And of course they tease him when we are at a hotel and he asks for a Coke from the machine. They will carry back a different drink and tell him that the hotel machine was out of Coke. He never knows when to believe them now! They still get him on this one. He will even drive out to get a Coke if the machine is empty.

We even have friends who prefer other drinks, but when we visit they get him a 2-liter Coke of his own. You would think with some of the discussions we have had on which beverage is better that a war has broken out. There is teasing all through out the meal.

And of course, we don't have root beer floats, we have Coke floats. They are great! Vanilla ice cream floating in ice cold Coca-Cola. We grab two half gallons of ice cream, a couple 2 liter Cokes, our favorite games and there you have one of our favorite game night treats.

So, of course our family will always have smiles break out when someone mentions Coke. That's dad's favorite drink.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Coca-Cola® blogging program. If I am one of the first 100 blogs received by SocialsMoms, I will receive a $25 gift card. For more information on the program, click here.


royalegacy said...

Coca-Cola used to be my favorite drink when I was young--always hated Pepsi. When the flavor was changed to "compete" more with Pepsi, it lost all of its appeal to me. Now, knowing what I know about High Fructose Corn Syrup, I never have sodas anymore. Even with some that come with pure cane sugar or the "throwbacks" I don't drink them and I think I am much better off.

rubynreba said...

I remember back when I was a little girl it was a real treat to get a coke. We didn't have soda on hand very often so it was very special to get some and I love it! Still do! Thanks for sharing about your husband's enjoyment of coke!

robynl said...

my dh loves Pepsi as much as yours does Coke; he gets teased about all the Pepsi bottle around our house.

I remember the Coke and Orange floats we used to have.
Hope you get the $25 GC