I was recently reading the book “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem. It’s a great book that I highly recommend, but that’s not the point of this entry. During the course of the book some of the characters mention radio ads on during a Mets game for Garden State Brick Face and Stucco. This brought back a lot of memories to me.
As a kid I’d watch obscene amounts of TV and before we got wired for cable this meant watching a lot of WNYW and WPIX the two local independent stations (which later became Fox and WB/CW respectively). So on the joyous days I was home sick from school, or just had presidents day off I’d sit around in my Ghostbusters jammies and watch I Love Lucy reruns. During which they would always advertise Garden State Brick Face and Stucco. Reading those words elicited a warm feeling in me of more carefree times.
A few months after reading the book I was flipping through the stations and what do I see? A commercial for Garden State Brick Face Windows and Siding I guess the Stucco business isn’t what it used to be. Honestly I’m not even sure what Stucco is, I think it’s that stuff that makes the walls all bumpy like frosting or cottage cheese. Well I was glad to see my old friend again, grown up and changed of course, like running into an old friend from third grade. It was nice to see that the business which is at least 50 years old is still around, but I was sad to see my ole pal Stucco go.
Classic Garden State Brick face and Stucco Commercial
More recent Garden State Brick face Windows and Sidings commercial