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Huckleberries: St. Paddy’s tie recalls S&H Green Stamps

Chief meteorologist Kris Crocker has fun with KXLY colleague Casey Lund’s S&H Green Stamps tie on St. Patrick’s Day last Friday. (Photo courtesy of KXLY News)
Chief meteorologist Kris Crocker has fun with KXLY colleague Casey Lund’s S&H Green Stamps tie on St. Patrick’s Day last Friday. (Photo courtesy of KXLY News)

Huckleberries Thursday:

She avoided the term “whippersnapper” because KXLY’s Kris Crocker is too gracious for that. But she did provide context for colleague Casey Lund when he wore an S&H Green Stamps tie at work on St. Patrick’s Day.

Facebooks Kris: “I had to explain to young Casey about Green Stamps. We had A LOT of books full of them at the Crocker house.”

Families back in the day swapped books full of Green Stamps for a laundry list of goodies, from a 20-piece punch set (6 ¼ books of 1,200 stamps each) and English Leather after shave (1 book) to a bathroom scale (4 ¼ books) and a Timex men’s electric watch (9 ½ books). An admiral 17-inch solid state color TV was available for 150 books.

It’s hard to forget the taste of the glue on those stamps. But there was a reward for helping your mother lick them. She took you to the S&H Green Stamps store to help pick out merchandise. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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