RE: Oscar Mayer Sausage
Oscar Meyer makes 2 varieties of their sausage called "Smokies." One is the Beef Smoked Sausage and the other is the Smoked Sausage. In the 50's they were known as "Smokie Links" and advertised on TV. You might find them at the Jewel or Dominick's in Buffalo Grove or give Kraftco in Glenview a call for your nearest retail store. I once had the opportunity to meet Little Oscar. He was the midget in the 50's who represented the Oscar Meyer Meat Company. He drove the Wiener Mobile-an enormous motorized hot dog, with a yellow band around it. There were TV commercials of him emerging from the Wiener Mobile, surrounded by cheering kids, and him throwing hot dogs. He actually drove around and did this. Once the Wiener Mobile was a few blocks from my house and I had the opportunity to meet Little Oscar in person. He wasn't throwing hot dogs that day, he was passing out Wiener Whistles. I was one of the fortunate few to receive one. Wiener whistle buffs can visit:
I had whistle A.