At that time, she worked in various laboratorial positions, the details of which I have a flimsy grasp. It seemed like they always involved 'testing' of some sort. With 'instruments' - not 'machines'.
Sometimes the testing required 'products' of which there was no further use, after the testing was done. And the products sometimes were available for a second life - after the role as test subject was finished- as whatever it was manufactured for.
And that, my friends, is how everyone in the family had, what seemed then, a lifetime supply of VICL!
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion - always with numbers and dates written on them with sharpie marker, but oh so emollient!
Then, in a later assignment, I recall pre-cooked bacon...
Unfortunately, those days are long gone - well, fortunately in some ways - but the days of her well-stocked guest room closet of skin care products are behind us. Now we have to pay retail!
But I digress.
This is a little sneak peak of my bib replica. I decided to start with the hard part and get it out of the way! I have never been very successful at satin stitch, but after reading instructions in some of my dozens of needlecraft books (also a staple at most estate sales that I can't leave behind) It was not so hard! Wow, instructions! Who would have thunk it?
I have to get busy and finish the rest, because everytime I look at it, that awful synthesizer tune from the GEICO commercial gets stuck in my head!
Somebody's watching yooooou!
(Dearest Sister, I am sorry you don't remember the prize closet! It took years before I could buy toothpaste without pining for the days of that kind with the two compartments, whose name I can't recall...)