25 June 2011

dying again

some time ago I wrote abt the impending death of my favorite potato chip. that time it came back.

but in the latest batch of clippings from Mom I learn that the company that bought Elyria's local Thomasson potato chips is going national & will discontinue this part of their operations in another 6 months.

here are poets Robert Peters & Jacob Leed at a party at my last Kent home:


that blue & white & red can was full of Thomasson's chips.

another part of my past is vanishing.

3 comments:

MjB said...

How long did Thomasson keep the tin cans for their chips? Growing up, our north-central Ohio favorite was Ballriech Bros. chips of Tiffin, Ohio. My grandma kept the chips in a tin can. Long after they stopped shipping the chips in tins, she would simply cut the bags open and put them in her old tin--it always struck me as a cool and classy way to serve up the humble potato chip. I'm sorry to hear another local chip maker is moving on.

AlexG said...

all I remember is that many years ago we'd pick up a can & the chips wd still be warm.

sadly I didn't keep that can. thot I did but must've not survivd the move west.

AlexG said...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Thomasson-potato-chips/202943306419261?sk=wall