So, seeing BrooksNYC's profile picture the other day made me wax nostalgic.
I doesn't take much.
I remember hating K&B (a once ubiquitous chain of New Orleanian drugstores, before Rite Aid etc, much like the nutria, invaded and destroyed its natural habitat)...but mainly because of that color.
Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, that
Of course this guy didn't win. Too arcane? Not gay enough? Too subtle? Too old?
My attitude with time has softened into nostalgia. That's how it often happens.
That purple and white, however, I still can't get behind.
Back in the day, you could, of course, buy anything you wanted there, from pencils which I (mortifyingly) had (clearly low on the school supply totem pole)
to vodka (which I did not have, but which would have been clearly been high on the school supply totem pole)
I remember the K&B at the mall, the big one. It had lunch counters, each table with its own little jukebox. The waitress would walk down an enclosed aisle to serve all the tables abutting the low wall. You could get a hamburger and fries....in a drug store. Can you imagine wanting to eat in a drug store now?
I barely want to get a pack of chips in one now.
Bouffants and Beachwear - Miss Universe Swimsuit Pageant in Miami 1963