That feeling of Nostalgia....
My conversations the past several weeks
with those I have known since childhood,
has me yearning for those past
days of a much more simplified time..
Remember the Corner Store?,
usually family owned and operated..
One such store was located on
the block I lived on..
And after we moved to the home
my parents purchased,
around the corner was
another "little corner" store..
Before taking the short walk
or skipping as I sang...loudly,
(Yes, I was that child)
I counted my pennies
so I was sure to know exactly
how much candy I could purchase...
Yes, there was a time when
one could purchase candy for one cent,
leaving the store with a small brown paper bag
filled to top with one cent candy..!
I usually left the store with more
candy than pennies...
The owner was very good friends
with my Grandfather..:)
and he liked my singing...!
The candy was usually kept behind a glass
cabinet in large boxes with the lid torn off,
allowing you to claim your own individual pieces..
Most times leaving the store
my journey was short..
I would plop down on the
steps of the store and dig into my overflowing
bag filled with my favorite treats..
Here are a few of my favorites
that filled my bag...
|Bazooka Bubble Gum|
|Fruit Striped Gum|
|Tootsie Filled Pop|
Any of these look familiar or one of your favorites?
The funny thing about my favorite list above,
Today, I wouldn't eat most of what is shown..!
Yes, today at this time of my life...
It would be some rich Chocolate,
(as my friend Wendy describes)
"Decadent and Fabulous" creation..!
Have a Fabulous Week