Bean Machines

“My grandmother worked at the Blytheville (AR) Canning Company when I was a kid (owned by Bush’s). At one point, she presented us with matching shirts for Showboat Beans… I’m guessing “Bean Machine” would be powered by flatulence? My mother had the grand idea of a (rare) family photo of us in said shirts. I’m the little kid on the right who can’t close her mouth (still true). IDK if my brother was sticking his tongue out at the photographer or if it had been at me. My mom’s 70’s-era hair is just awesome, as is my dad’s porn-stache (which was usually accompanied by a full beard that he’d just shaven–scaring the bejeebies out of 3-year-old-me). My grandmother passed away ten years ago, and this was a treasured photo still proudly on display in her house when we emptied it out.”

(submitted by Beth)

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