When I was about 7, I remember my mother getting me a pack of charms assorted candy while we waited for a bus in L.A. we were going to see my grandparents in Oklahoma. The bus ride took what seemed like weeks to get there but at every stop the candy machine sold Charms assorted candy, I remember that trip with my mom and how much I loved her and the charms she bought me.
Later on in life about 20 years I was in the Navy. I flew in a helicopter doing med-a-vacs in desert storm and one day our helo went down. 400 miles inland away from our ship with no idea when were going to get help. That night while sitting in the sand waiting I reached in to an MRE and got a pack of Charms Assorted candy, first thing I thought was mom and a long trip, those were the best charms I ever had, next morning we got out of there but those charms sure made the stay there much easer. ~ Alfonso from Oklahoma