Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Free Slurpee Day!!

Today is July 11th.

Which means it's also 7/11.

or 7-11

or 7-Eleven!

Which also means "Free Slurpee Day"!

I read this article saying that today is 85th Birthday of the 7-Eleven store chain, and also the 45th Birthday of the Slurpee!

I've been a fan of the Slurpee ever since I can remember. My Maternal Grandparents lived about 1/2 block away from a 7-Eleven store in Stockton, and almost any time we would go visit, my Grandfather would either walk us down or give us money (when we were older) to go buy a Slurpee. (CocaCola Slurpees are the best, by the way.)

I've posted these before, but it's been several years:
Here's a photo of me, my sister and our cousin, Bruce, taken in 1971 in the driveway of my Grandparent's house in Stockton.

Trina, Tiff & Bruce, 1971

..and here's a photo from 1997 of my Grandpa and my Mom after our trip to 7-Eleven. You can see the tall Slurpee and my Mom is holding Star Trek Lotto cards! :)

Grandpa and Mom, 1997

Anyhow, I love that I live within walking distance to a 7-Eleven store. I don't go very often, but every once-in-a-while, I can hear the Slurpees calling my name. :)

This morning, Dick sent me an email reminding me that today was Free Slurpee Day. I'm so glad he reminded me, as I probably would have forgotten! What a great husband! :)

So, I treked on down to my neighborhood 7-Eleven this afternoon and got a 7.11 oz Slurpee.

Here is the Free Slurpee display at the counter:

Free Slurpee Day!

And me, outside the store, enjoying my CocaCola Slurpee. Drinking Slurpees always reminds me of my Grandpa Chan, and that always makes me smile. :)

Happy Free Slurpee Day!

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