I saw this memorabilia collection of the 1960's on this shelf above my head and there was a bottle of 4-H. My kids were all 4-H members and we didn't remember a 4-H drink for us. I was in 4-H throughout the 60's and never saw a bottle like that. Steve looked closer at it with our new camera and we thought it was crazy. Really crazy. It was Coca Cola or Coke. Mormons or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints didn't drink Coke or Pepsi in Utah. More do now and occasionally most members have a Coke or Pepsi but, back then, it was "taboo" like coffee and tea. We just limit it now, because of all the caffeine in the drinks. I guess Mountain Dew is especially filled with caffeine and probably right now on the "taboo list" I know if we were to deny caffeine completely there wouldn't even be regular aspirin in our lives and even chocolate would be on the "bad" list. Was the Coke Company back in the 1960's using the 4-H logo to lure the young people in the rural area of Utah, to make something they avoided "look okay" because it didn't look like Coke? Maybe advertisers thought that it could trick them to think it wasn't "really" Coke because it said 4-H on the label. I'm anxious to know the answer to this. How deceitful? Really? Makes me upset that a huge company was trying to make our dear young members of the Church think Coke was okay because it had a different name.
My "head" to clear thinking,
My "heart" to greater loyalty,
My "hands" to larger service, and
My "health" to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
What started-out as something fun for my son, ended with me thinking how many things have "taken on" in advertising to have a look of good, to make us think it's okay, or even maybe good for us to take in our bodies. Oh, even fashion. Thinking more...the adversary has gotten a'hold of almost all things and is trying to make wrong to look right and okay for us. The 4-H bottle was old, easy to spot, and immediately a great lesson for me to see. There's black and white, and then there's gray. Sometimes even gray looks so pale that it's very close to white. I'm just going to wear my "righteous" glasses full-time. Sounds good to me, lesson learned. Okay, now I need to "get over it"