Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
In the summer of 1969 my Dad accepted a new position and this required relocating to California from Oregon. A scary prospect for a 2nd grader. Mom and Dad went down on a short trip to find a house and when they came home, they had a pile of cool stuff as a treat for me. They told of this nice little town where we to live and the neat dime store where they found all of my presents. It was hard to leave all of my "lifelong" friends but mom and dad were not lying about the 5 & Dime. I spent all of my allowance there for years.
Of all of the loot that my folks brought back to Oregon that summer, I only remember that "Gold Rocks" gum was included. It was a favorite of mine for years.
Somehow, I lost track of it over time (did it stop getting sold in my area perhaps?) until the other day when my son came back from the store with, you guessed it, a bag. It brought back a flood of my childhood memories of August 1969 and the "Summer of Love" in Marin County, California. ~ Mike from Oregon