SC Johnson In My Family

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Whether they're sweet, sentimental or laugh-out-loud funny, family stories celebrate the people we love and the moments we've shared.

We have three topics open right now: Funny Family-isms, Great Advice and Secret Recipes. We hope you'll read through the stories others have submitted or share a story of your own. Looking forward to hearing from you!

My Dad Also Said the Ifs and Buts, with a different Twist

John Walter Fiske (born Fisk) from Alabama

My father -- Walter B. Fisk(e) --- (interesting connection) was also fond of the "If's and But's" story shared by one of your employees, except his version was "If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, it'd be Christmas every day!" :) Just had to share....

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My great grandfather

Jenkins from West Memphis!

My great grandfather was a great man, he lived to be 100 years old. He always told me, don't worry about the others, you do your part! He was teaching us self accountability, and his words still ring true with me today. I'm always pushing self...

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Do what you love...

Ryan from Los Angeles

My father always told us to do what you love, and the money will follow. It's the best advice I've gotten. Not only does it encourage you to follow your passion, but it's practical. If the thing you love happens to be extremely lucrative - great. If...

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Words in our family


My little brother could never say Hospital he called it hospitable now we all say that!

4 year old's comments about S.C. Johnson

Evelyn from Neenah, Wisconsin

Anne, our 4 year old granddaughter, was playing with a spring toy and was using it as a ladder for a prince. Grandpa asked, "Where did you get that ladder?" Anne said, "It was made by S.C. Johnson Inc. a family company." We asked her where she heard...

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Driving thru parking lots

Lois from Texas

When we were stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, we were on a trip with another family and we were in seperate cars. We were following them and all of a sudden the lead driver pulled into a parking garage. Of course he realized his mistake, as...

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Shout it out with SHOUT...

Kay from Panama City, FL

Our family moved 8 times in 15 years due to government service. Finally, my husband retired and we decided to build a home. I wanted white carpeting in most of the house. I love hardwood but it is soooooo noisy... My husband reluctantly agreed. ...

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My oldest daughter Lisa - Stay with your dream

Larry from Bossier City, LA

I came from a medical family; my dad was a family practice physician (as was his father), and my mom was an RH. Both were in and met in WWII in England. They came back married and had five kids in six years. I got married in college and had two...

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imaginary friend

Linda in Wisconsin

My youngest daughter had an imaginary friend when she was about 6-7 years old. It was Big-Big-Nanna. It wasn't big banana as we were corrected often when we said that. It wasn't my big nanna either because her only grandparent was called "Bestie"....

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My mommy

Brittany from chicago

I just came home from visiting my family in kentucky and I realized that I have grown to become a mini version of my mom. We both love glade and sc johnson products because they make you feel right at home.

Spring memories

Michelle In Aravad, CO

I was doing my spring cleaning in my home when I took a pause and considered some of the products I was using. I realized that I am using the same items that are in my memory of a bright spring day when my mom was doing her spring cleaning. I was...

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Everything I Could Ever Ask For

Simple Things in Oregon

For the last 16 years I have gotten hand made gifts, for Mothers Day, from my children. In 2007, I woke up to find the coffee brewing, the baby had been fed and diapered and a large construction paper card taped to the kitchen cabinet. The card had...

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Lavender & Vanilla!

Mary J. from Michigan

My story is about the "lavender and vanilla" room spray. I LOVE the scent. In the past I always bought the spray to coordinate the color of the can w/the bathroom I was placing it in. However, since using the L & V, this is all of my 5 bathrooms....

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Is that RAID?

The Armstrong's from California

My mom passed away about 18 years ago but when she was alive following a severe stroke her judgment wasn’t always the best. She was notorious for spraying excessive amounts of RAID in the kitchen during summer and winter when ants were particularly...

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Sharing this with all

Beatrice Levine from Boynton Beach, Fl

I am in my late 70s and would like all to know this.! I have been using your products over the years and found them really good products. So keep on using SCJohnson products!

Keep trying for your family

"The Roberts from Missouri"

Hello, My name is Teresa and my story is very unusal, you see I did not know I was adopted for 42 years and then I found out, I looked every where to locate my family. Then one day I received a phone call from the state saying they had found a match...

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Swallowing up

Anna from Chatham-Kent, Canada

When my children were small we had a farm so that we could give them better food than what I could afford to purchase in the store for them. I would have to go early in the morning out to look after the animals before I would wake up the children to...

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Pledge has another use.

Allan Thorstad

Dear Sirs of SC Johnson, Your Pledge commercals are great but,there is another use.Fixing scratched CD & DVD's!The only suggestion is to keep it away from the center of the CD/DVD.It makes the discs too slippery for the players to grip.The main...

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Ziploc bags saved my trip

hilary from manhattan beach, ca

I just returned from Peru where I was hiking the Inca Train (26 miles to Machu Picchu) and on the second day (of 4 days) we got caught in a huge rainstorm. It rained for 15 hours straight and it was cold because we were over 11,000 feet. My...

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Peoples Family Macaroni and Cheese

John from Philadelphia

Add a can of creamy Campbell's soup. It makes the dish 10 times better. Dont tell my sisters I told you.

A Mix-Up That Makes Sense

Lisa from Texas

When my daughter was about four, she got two phrases mixed up and they have become a standard expression within our family. Exasperated about something, she combined "getting on my nerves" and "making me nervous" and said to us, "You're making on my...

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Bonding time through funny photos

Kauai Girl

My son and I went for a two week vacation to visit my cousin and her family on Maui, Hawaii. She has four boys and I have one. This one particular night I was using my laptop to do some school work. Well my son and his 4 yr. old cousin wandered into...

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Thank you for presenting Hallmark Stories- and keep them coming

Tom/Penni from Valencia, CA

Everytime we see SC Johnson as sponsor for the Hallmark Stories, we know you and your family care about others. That to us means a lot. You sponsor primary shows through Larry Levinson. Please keep up the good understanding of what family means and...

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A Great Visit in 1998

Daniel de Queiroz Chaves from Fortaleza-Ceará-Brasil

I was only 17 years old, when we receive a call telling that a family want's to visit our farm. We didn't understand at first but they explain that they were doing the same trip as their father. It was the Johnson family, they went to Rachel de...

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After reading your article on "Family Is Everything" I just have to share my name.

Sheila Fisk Johnson from FL

I was born with the name Sheila Fisk. My married name is now Sheila Johnson so I now have the name Sheila Fisk Johnson!


Juanita from Berwyn

I was blessed with a beautiful little girl, recently, her name is Bella. Her father was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome. I wanted to die each day. Not knowing what I would do. I am terrified! Then something horrible happened to my oldest daughter....

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Play things by ear....

The La Vine's from Wisconsin

Growing up my family was not one to plan...anything - ever! We would leave for a 2-4 week family vacation to Florida sometimes on a one day notice - we knew we were going in March but never knew exactly when. Another thing that contributed to this...

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Mark From Michigan

When someone in our family says something where they really don't know the topic or the answer, we call it a "Julitteism" after our daughter Juliette who fearlessly give answers sometimes to things she doesn't know.

Fantastic sweet potato yumminess

Meg from Ann Arbor

Chunk sweet potatoes and boil til tender. Toss with olive oil, italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for one hour, stirring about every 20 minutes.

Thank you is TEE TOO

Laura from Kansas

My daughter when she was little decided to say TEE TOO instead of Thank you. We still say it that way today, she is forty two and has 2 children and 1 grandchild - so that makes me Great Grandma! TEE TOO for that.

"OK Mr. the-bread's-gotta-match"

Donna from Michigan

When my children were in elementary school almost 20 years ago, we had the opportunity to teach them about giving back to those less fortunate than we were. Through his office, my husband became involved with one of the Salvation Army's food...

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Butter Incident

Dave from Oak Brook

My family was at my brother's house for a visit (we brought bagels) and, my then 6 year-old daughter, who is a notoriously finicky eater, asked for some butter on her bagel. I got some butter from the refridgerator and spread it on her bagel. She...

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Truly a Family Company


In the news these days is the "Johnson" name. A few years ago I had the privilege to meet some of the true Johnson Family. The building I worked in for the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale was the 'SC Johnson Building'. My mother worked there too. We are...

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Try to love each other every day and say it

Jerry from Michigan

We have been happly married for almost 60 years, we have 5 sons and 11 grand children. We will have 4 sons (one in Texas could not make it) and their wives, 22 people in all at Christmas. Each son is in a different business, flowers, chemicals,...

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Giving with Love

Ruth - Jake's mom

Jake was diagnosed with a brain tumor just one day after his 6th birthday. After major surgery Jake had to learn to walk and talk all over again. After losing his hair to radiation and chemo, Jake told me that he wanted to start a hat drive for...

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Marco Polo

Jill from Pennsylvania

Our family adopted the phrase "Marco Polo" from the swimming pool game played by children. While it's used in the game to figure out where someone is in the pool to go after them, we use it when we are out in public and lose track of where someone...

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Grandma's Favorite Saying

Donn, an SCJ Employee

One of my grandmother's favorite sayings was "If if's and but's were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas." It still makes perfect sense to me and my children will repeat it as soon as they hear me say "if" when they are complaining...

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my crazy dad

Haleigh Racine

When i was a little kid my dad always used to sing to me. He would sing any song that popped into his head. We always used to sing the Beach Boys together! He still sings all the time and i call him my crazy dad. Every time i hear a Beach Boys song...

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United in Adventure

Miko from Jakarta

In April, an “employee family” from SC Johnson Indonesia Home Hygiene Products climbed the mountain of Gede – Pangrango. Together, we reached the top of the mountain – 2850 meters! Working together with integrity and leadership, we can achieve...

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Words of my daughter

Dave From Racine

When my daughter was growing up and started to speak she would pick up on words and when she tried to use them they would sometimes be just a bit off such as, growing up in the world of fast food, chicken nuggets to be exact, the first time she had...

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Harvest Snack Mix

Midwest Sweet Tooth

During the fall season, my family loves this sweet treat. We take equal parts candy corn, chocolate chips and salted peanuts and mix them all together in a large bowl. Its perfect mix of salt, sugar and chocolate makes it a great snack for harvest...

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Don't let the parade pass you by!

Nicole from Pennsylvania

Grandma Max always said, "Don't let the parade pass you by!" I want my three children to experience all that life has to offer, to enjoy the company others, and to have a smile on their face (and in their heart) at the beginning and end of each...

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Wedding Advice

Keith from Bay City

Everyone is going to have an opinion on what you should do for your wedding, just say, "Wow that's a great idea, we didn't think of that, we'll see what we can do!" That way the person is happy and stops bothering you or asking about their idea....

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Ba Ba Black Sheep

Alexis from Chicago

Charlie, my 17-month old, loves music. A few months ago, he started to request certain songs, and his favorite is Ba Ba Black Sheep. He will start by "singing" Ba Ba Ba - and when we sing the song, and ask "Ba Ba Black Sheep Have you any wool?"...

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Have a Secret Recipe?

Do you have a sweet tooth, a love for all things savory, or an adventurous foodie spirit? We'd love to hear about your favorite recipes. Click the "Share Your Story" to the right and tell us all about your secret culinary...

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