Phew, it's been hot, humid, and extremely windy here in my little town of Wisconsin for the past few days. So to escape the heat, I have been working in my basement sorting and cleaning out my thrift treasures.
I never realized Mr. Clean had a first name, so I came upstairs to do a Google search to see what name won this contest.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love ephemera. I found vintage cards with the most delightful illustrations and verses, stationary, vintage notebooks, binders, books, both children and adult, cookbooks, wrapping paper, craft and knitting books, and magazines. All of these items date from 1920's to 1970's.
What started as a tidy up the basement project, became a fun filled afternoon flipping through and reading many of my magazines.
I came across an advertisement in this 1958 Christmas magazine and remembered I had done a post about this magazine last year, you can see that post here.
|Check out what finger she is pointing with?|
The back of a 1962 McCall's magazine announced this contest.
|A new home that is completely |
furnished house for $30,000!
|Some name suggestions: Maynard, Thundercloud...|
|Castor or Angus.|
What is Mr. Clean's First name?
So now I know his full name is: Veritably Clean.
My Google search provided me with tons of Mr. Clean information and jogged my memory about the Mr. Clean jingle. Does anyone remember this jingle and commerical?
As for the cleaning up of my basement, that didn't happen, but I sure did have a terrific time looking at my ephemera and finding out about Mr. Veritably Clean.
This got me thinking about what other fictional characters have first or last names I didn't know about. That will have to be another blog, perhaps tomorrow.