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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

'What a drag it is turning 15'

Pill popping was mocked by the Rolling Stones in 1966.

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Jun 25, 2023

My grandmother was asking why I was so tired after a baby. In her day (1950s and 60s) they got these special vitamins called 'pep pills' to keep them going when the baby kept them up. They were great! They helped you lose weight too. My aunt and I sort of stared open mouthed as she went on and on. "Were they little and yellow?" "Oh yes. They were how we had energy to watch the kids and clean the house, and then we'd have a few drinks to get to sleep at night." We started singing "Mother's Little Helper" and she said "That's exactly what we called them! I didn't know there was a song!" The Stones were basically straigh…

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