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Since I've been a kid we've spent our summers on an inland Lake in Southwest Michigan. For a period of about 20 years one lake resident, who we called Aunt Lucille became 'The Candy Lady.' The Candy Lady was a widowed woman who loved children and everyday the nearby lake residents (kids only) could visit her for a piece of candy and she always had the best stuff. There was a group of about 15 of us kids who grew up together and we loved to spend time with our Aunt Lucille.
Over the years the candy represented what was popular and fun to eat. We all have memories of Bub's Daddy bubble gum and Charleston Chews, Marathon Bars and Now and Laters, but I have to say that my favorite was always the 'Bit o'Honey.'
We weren't allowed to visit Aunt Lucille until after her porch light when off in the morning. There were many mornings we were waiting and watching at 9:00am to have our after breakfast treat. I was always excited when Bit o'Honey's were on her tiered tray. I loved the way they were wrapped in the wax paper in a bar and you could peel one piece off at a time. My kids have had them, but I have never seen them packaged as they were when I was a kid. Yummy!!Needless to say, Aunt Lucille (The Candy Lady) passed away some years back, but when we get together and talk of our childhood, she is always a constant presence. We know that it was about more than just the candy. What a special woman she was!! ~ Marnie from Michigan