Sally John for Mazola Corn Oil

I had no idea who Sally John was when I was a kid and I lived in an area where this ad was probably targeted. I can tell you three things about here. She had awesome hair, she is married to a Yankee and she coats the heck out of everything with Mazola Corn Oil. I agree with her that everything is better when prepared with oil, but does she really need to deep fry her vegetables? Maybe there is something to this corn oil diet, because their kids are tough.

Tommy married the former Sally Simmons on July 13, 1970. They are parents of four children—Tamara, Tommy III, Travis, and Taylor. In 1981, when Travis was two years old, he tragically fell 37 feet from a third-floor window in his family’s New Jersey vacation house, bounced off the fender of a car, swallowed his tongue, then lay in a coma for 17 days. He later made a full recovery.


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3 thoughts on “Sally John for Mazola Corn Oil

  1. Brian Boone says:

    Way to go, Travis! And their Dad is part robot or something, what with the Tommy John surgery and all. How badass are you if there’s a SURGERY named after you?

  2. Roxanne Agredano says:

    Hello Sally! It’s me Roxanne… Gloria Long’s daughter. We have always remembered you and Tommy and keep you in our prayers. I was so happy to find this video and to able to hear your voice and remember you so fondly. We wish you well. Mom has Rheumatoid Arthritis and is so ill but she has good days. It is so sad to see her this way as she was always so vibrant! My Grandmother is still with us at 92 in Oct! I have two beautiful daughters and two grandsons, one more on the way… can you believe it??

    My mom would sure love to hear from you and Tommy… I truly have the fondest memories of you Sally… after all you taught me how to drive into the pool. Remember when you had your surgery on your feet and I would hold your legs so you could “swim” with the upper half of your body in the pool. Lol, it was such fun.

    Well please give my love to Tommy. Take care and I wish you well.


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