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Do you remember the Dairy Queen NFL Drink Cups?
A couple of years back, during a visit to my mother's place, she surprised me with a giant box full of retro goodies. But to my amusement, it turned out to be an assortment of plastic cups from various events and restaurants that I had refused to part with over the years. The nostalgia was undeniable, but there was just no space to keep them all, so some tough decisions had to be made.
The box was overflowing with over 100 cups, and after much contemplation, I managed to part ways with about 75% of them. Some were easy to let go of - generic ones or ones that were damaged beyond repair. However, others presented a challenge. Did I really need to hold on to countless cups featuring Gunther Gable Williams?
Amidst the sorting, I came across around 7 cups that seemed to be from the same line, but they had faded over time, making it difficult to identify their origin. Yet, they all shared one thing in common - they proudly displayed NFL helmets and team names. Despite not recalling any special attachment to them and their faded appearance, I reluctantly decided to let them go, but I still kept them in the back of my mind.
And then, this morning, while browsing old commercials for a dose of nostalgia, I stumbled upon the answer. These cups were actually a premium offered at Dairy Queen. Suddenly, it all made sense. DQ had been a regular stop for us during the warmer months, and I could see why we had collected so many of these NFL-themed cups.
It's fascinating how the power of the internet can passively solve retro mysteries like this. Even amidst parting with nostalgic items, the journey of rediscovery can bring a smile to our faces. So here's to reminiscing about the good old days, uncovering the past, and cherishing the memories we hold dear.
Another retro mystery passively solved thanks to the power of the Internet.