|We boys experimented with hair care
products back in the late ‘60s. Being
boys and living in a boy’s world, we
knew the difference between hair care
products like Brill Cream and yucky
stuff like toothpaste.
Both Brill Cream and toothpaste came
in identical plastic squeeze tubes.
Only the packaging was different. It
never dawned on us that someone
else might not know the difference.
Grandma came to visit one time,
staying in the guest bedroom and
using our bathroom. My brothers and
I, being boys and having boys'
priorities, were out of toothpaste, not
We didn’t think twice about it until in
the morning. Grandma came to the
breakfast table with an odd look on her
“That new toothpaste sure does taste
funny,” she said.
Brill Cream, a little dab’ll do ya.™
©2006, John G. Cunyus
All Rights Reserved
John Cunyus is freelance writer working in North
Texas. His work may be viewed online at www.
|"Brill Cream" is a registered
trademark. I have fond
memories of the product and
intend my reference to it
to be positive.
Please don't sue me.
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