Does anyone still remember Liqua-4 soap? It used to come in ivory colored, soap bar shaped bottles. My parents used to buy it by the case from an elderly man that had a store on wheels and made monthly stops at all the Amish homes in our community.
We children always looked forward to hearing him pull up in front of the house and since we had to take turns accompanying Mom inside this fascinating truck filled with shelves stocked with everything we could imagine there always seemed to be a disagreement about whose turn it was.
Once inside it was much more fun looking at everything on the shelves than at the pile of things Mom purchased. She wasn't nearly as tempted with all the great options and stuck to the basic bulk foods that we used and several times a year a case of Liqua-4.
The fun we had with those empty soap bottles encouraged us children to use plenty of soap when washing our hands and as soon as a bottle became empty we washed it out and stashed it away until summer. Once it was warm enough we used those bottles for water fights. They worked better than anything else we had with their ability to squirt water farther and the ease of refilling them.