That’s who it looks like to us, anyway.
Years ago, we found a broken and headless concrete turtle. Much like the scientist who turns his assistant into a giant slug, we are turning Mr. Turtle into a completely new species.
In the mid-70s, ads for this set were in every comic on the market. Six-year-old Propagatrix (who had an industrial-strength crush on Vincent Price) wanted this in the worst way, but had to wait a while to get it.
Forty-two years, to be exact.
I like the idea of flesh-eating plants in this cutesy IKEA container.
Claude, did you become a farmer after all? We rescued your FFA sign from the Alameda flea market a few years ago. Hope you and the livestock are well.
From the Elk Grove Citizen, August 2, 1955:
A group of boys from the Elk Grove chapter of the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Club got together recently to bale straw for the state fair and various fairs next year. Purpose was to cut expenses for boys representing the two groups at the fairs and expositions. Participating were Russell Lewis and Don Kammerer of 4-H and Ken Buscher, Bob Sanders, Joey Gomes, Frank Dunbar, Claude McWherter, Robbie Summers and Don Veninga of FFA.
UPDATE: Mr. McWherter passed away in 2003.
Premiums from two horror movies: TORTURE GARDEN (one of those Amicus portmanteau movies, with several stories connected by a dippy framing device) and THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN. No idea what marketing department decided seeds would be a good advertisement for the latter film.