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story? Share it here.
When I was a kid growing up back in the 1930's, there was no question of which candy to buy if you were lucky enough to have a nickel. It was 3 Musketeers, always. Rip off the candy's wrapping and inside you had three - not one - bars of chocolate-covered goodness, one vanilla, one strawberry and one chocolate. Each was good for several bites of luscious, chewy filling.
Of course nickels didn't come my way very often in little Jacksonville, Oregon, where I lived. It was still in the time of the Great Depression. Grown men lucky enough to have a job worked 8 or 9 hours for $1 a day picking pears, harvesting hay or splitting fire wood.
Yet I remember the joy of walking into Mr. Goddard's Grocery Store and plunking down my five cents for a 3 Musketeer Bar when I had earned a nickel helping out at home. ~ Dan from Oregon