In the mid 60s, when I was in my teens, everybody in school was given a nyltest shirt, supplied by a US company. Personally, I hated the thing, got eczema on my arms and tried my best to avoid man made fibres ever since.
The company also supplied enough shirts to go into our annual Christmas boxes to deprived children in a school in East Germany. We normally sent treats like nuts, dried fruit and cocoa, which were supplied, but every child packed a box and added a personal Christmas letter, handwritten.
One of the girls one of my parcels went to, is still in touch.
But not all the boxes went to the intended destination. Some children got thank yous from children in the Soviet Union.
Would love to read some of your weird memories.
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