My place in time #90. Coca Cola - It's been around most of our lives. Let's see how it looks around the world.
Well if you ask me, it's been around ALL of my life. I can't remember a time Coke wasn't a part of my life. Not that I drank it all of my life. I remember when I was younger, in the early eighties, a young man died in our community. I recall my mum saying, and this was probably total gossip, that he drank Coke every day, and not a little Coke, a LOT, which led to his demise.
I do know, when I was preggers with Izzy, I drank a shitload of Zero Coke. It was responsible, as a breast feeder, for many a pooplosion. The artificial sweetener went straight through me and straight to her.
Having gestational diabetes, I guess I thought this was a healthy alternative. I am not sure now, that Coca Cola is a healthy alternative in any situation, except maybe with whiskey. These days I prefer a cup of herbal tea, where wine is not an option!
I hardly touch the stuff (coke) these days. Wine is another story. Oh my god, my weekend would not be complete with a week ending dose of the stuff. I guess in those days, of being preggers and breastfeeding, Zero Coke was my vice.
It seems Coca Cola cash in, on takeaway businesses as a high advertising point. As you can see, where there is money to be made in food retail, there is money to be made in beverage advertising. The two go hand in hand.
It is second nature to see these advertising boards on sidewalks, and I didn't really take much notice, until I was looking for how Coke was related to 'My place in time'. These is how Coke looks in my place in time. It's everywhere!
'My place in time', is a photographic local history project created by Kel at Blackcurrant Photography. There are 100 prompts, and I am slowly but surely getting through them. At the end of the project, my photos will be published in a book that will be given to my local library and/or local history group.
You can see my progress and past posts for the 'My place in time' project on my Pinterest board.