Handsome Husband was at the refrigerator getting a drink for Mr. Big Stuff. He asked Mr. B if he would like some Kickapoo Joy Juice. Everyone laughed. I asked if he had just made that up. Handsome Husband said it was a drink for sale at Dogpatch USA, where he worked as a teenager.
We googled it. Sure enough! We found a site for Dogpatch USA
and for Kickapoo Joy Juice.
How funny! When I was a child, my family would visit Dogpatch USA one weekend each summer. It was a small amusement park in the back woods of North Central Arkansas based on Al Capp's Lil Abner comic strip. (I didn't remember Kickapoo Joy Juice though.) The gift shop had all kinds of hillbilly items for sale. I actually found a family photo with some goofy kids wearing Lil Abner inspired hats. My brother is wearing a Confederate soldier hat, while my sister and I went for the trend setting hillybilly hats complete with corn cob pipes. Yeah, we were trendsetters all right! 'Not sure why we are all leaning over. Kickapoo Joy Juice? Just goofy?
Dogpatch USA from my childhood.
Mr. Big Stuff got a little confused about Kickapoo Joy Juice and has been calling his drink "Kick a Boy Joy Juice"! He fills our Stone Cottage with laughter!
Dogpatch USA will live on for our family! Thank you for sharing our joy!
Edit: We found Kickapoo Joy Juice at Atwoods! It tastes kind of like Mountain Dew