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Star lover
April 30th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Elmer the bull, mascot of Elmer's adhesive products since 1947, is the "husband" of Elsie the cow, mascot of Borden's dairy products.

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Elsie appeared first, in ads encouraging people to drink milk. She and Elmer "married" in 1940 and later became parents to Beulah, Beauregard and the twins Larabee and Lobelia.


The cartoon Elsie was so beloved, Borden chose a fawn-colored Jersey cow to be the "real-life" Elsie at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. When that cow died, her obituary was published in The New York Times.

Elsie's real name was "You'll Do Lobelia."




April 30th, 2018, 12:03 PM
I remember the Borden's cows well and as a child I loved them. And not as a child I still do.

April 30th, 2018, 01:25 PM
I have the beanie Elsie and some memorabilia from fairs. My dad worked for Bordens and we went to the fair every fall as he was responsible to see the freezers were set up for free ice cream samples (back in the day when you could hand out food like that). As a child it amused me that they 'had a kid' and named it Beauregard. lOL

Debbie Watters
April 30th, 2018, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the memories ...