Memory of the Month: I’ll huff and I’ll puff

By on January 31, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

We had such a good time with these photos from GEICO’s past during our 75th anniversary year, we’ve decided to keep this feature going. Here’s a summer-fun photo to brighten a late-January day!

Today, GEICO employs more than 26,000 people nationwide, but back in the 1950s, GEICO was small enough for all the employees to get together in one place for an annual picnic. They’d gather in what used to be a major resort town: Chesapeake Beach on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, for a day in the sun, grilled burgers and hot dogs, cold drinks and some good old wholesome family fun.

Apparently, those good times included balloon animals at least once. What do you suppose these gents are creating for the eager kiddies?

19 responses to “Memory of the Month: I’ll huff and I’ll puff

  1. Michelle says:

    Tim and Jim thought for sure their balloon instruments would be a hit at local night clubs. Unfortunately, they found only the truly young at heart were drawn to their music.

  2. Rufus says:

    Bob and Bud worked hard to improve their electric balloon technique, but it just was not working. Even with the feathered headdress in the belt, it just did not sound like the Beetles.

  3. Matt says:

    “Hey kids, who wants a Gecko balloon animal?”

  4. A says:

    “Ok kids, we know you came for the scheduled pow-wow performance, but Bob didn’t show, so these balloons are going to have to do! Need…more…air…”

  5. scott says:

    is the kid on the left diggin for gold?

  6. adam says:


  7. AB says:

    Jenkins, you’re making a snake…A SNAKE!!! Try making a seven year old boy. Those feathers are mine!!!!

  8. Judy says:

    Hey Tom, I thought mom bought those ballons for us!

  9. Jim says:

    The first Family Fun Day.  Low cost provider anyone?

  10. Jessica says:

    Little do people know, before the Gecko there was Balloon Bob!

  11. Mr Natural says:

    It’s okay folks – it’s organic and for medicinal purposes only! Really!

  12. Mr Natural says:

    Careful, that’s Bill Rob####!

  13. Mike says:

    Wow, look at how much fun those kids are having!  Dad was right, things were better back in the day.  Those balloon “animals” are waaaay more fun than a PS3 with HD graphics on a 50″ flatscreen with surround sound.

  14. Philip Brumbles says:

    Sword fight anyone?

  15. eggbert says:

    It looks like a PSA about the dangers of huffing.

  16. Anon says:

    It looks like the forefathers of the famous vuvuzelas

  17. Baby Nickelhead says:

    We regret to inform you that the “Memory of the Month” segment has been pulled from the GEICO website due to objectionable content.

  18. Jorgon says:

    Kid 1: “Mister, can we go now? We’ve been watching you do this for two hours already and it’s getting dark.”
    Kid 2: “And I gotta go potty,”
    Man with Curved Balloon: “Not yet-”
    Kid 1: “But-”
    Man with Curved Balloon: “I SAID NOT YET!”

  19. Crystal J. says:

    “Hey, Doug, think these kids would like a guinea pig?”

    “Sure, if I don’t pass… out…. first…..” *KA-THUD*

    *looks over at his buddy* “Doug? You okay, buddy?”

    Kids: “Look, nice man’s playing horsey! YAAAAAY!”