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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Do You Remember This?





Now here's something I had completely forgotten about. Opening a can with a key. Flick the tab on the side of the metal closure out. Insert the tab into the opening on the key. Start turning and turning and ...


14 comments:

  1. Oh lord, I remember both. In fact, I stupidly used Crisco as 'suntan lotion' to get a nice brown in my teens. Knock on wood, amazing I've had no skin cancer yet.

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  2. Yes, Yes, I remember. Used to open cans of Spam with a key. Hadn't thought of it in at least 50 years.

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  3. Lol. That wasn't yesterday, Barbara.

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  4. Funny that you post this. I was just the other day thinking about that self-attached can opener key as I looked for my can opener.

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  5. Yep. But you still open sardine and anchovy cans that way, don't you?

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  6. Oh yes! Klik, canned ham, sardines -- all had keys when I was a kid!

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  7. Mom always let me have the "fun" of opening the Crisco can with the key. Oh the memories.

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  8. The first time I ever ate Fritos corn chips was from a metal can with a key. It was around 1961 and I was living in Germany on an army post with my mom, dad and sister. I guess they put the Fritos in a can so they could ship them overseas. Loved my first taste of Fritos then and love them to this day.

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  9. What I miss is the metal can Crisco used to come in. The metal cans scouts be washed and reused. Now they are some kind of cardboard or paper product.
    As a young bride, I remember using 2 6 pound cans of Crisco and reusing those big cans for my flour and sugar canisters. I don't know what we used all that Crisco for though, I guess a lot of biscuits, oatmeal cookies and fried chicken 😱

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  10. OH my gosh, didn't tuna come with a key too? Well something else did I do remember it was more than Crisco. I forgot all about this. Thank you Barbara! Keys for opening, keys for your skates. Keys keys keys. :-)

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  11. I opened a thousand of those Crisco cans. I used to make a lot of fried chicken!

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  12. Well that certainly took me on a trip down memory lane. :)

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  13. Yes, I do remember those and other foods that had keys. My friend dropped a half-opened can on his toe. The weight of the food and the sharp edge on the lid severed tendons and muscles causing him to have major surgery. They were scary, but I never hurt myself.

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