Do you have a favorite "candy you ate as a kid"
story? Share it here.
I grew up in New England in a very small town in Maine. I have to say it was the absolute best place to grow up and led to many childhood memories. One of my fondest memories was when my grandmother used to send me to the store for groceries and to the pharmacy to pick up medicine for her. The two places were right next door to each other and only about a 15 minute bike ride from her house.
She would send me with $20.00, a shopping list and my empty backpack. She always made sure I had money left over to get penny candy from pharmacy. I always looked forward to getting the jaw breakers because they always lasted the longest. The yellow and orange were always my favorite colors and were the first ones I ate.It has been a few year now since I lived up there and my grandmother has been gone for a number of years as well however my mother and sister have moved back to the area and my niece and nephew are now growing up in my home town. I don't get to visit much now that I live in Florida but I managed to go home for a few days to introduce my fiancé to my family.
While I was there I made sure to make the time to take my niece to the pharmacy (which is still there) and let her pick out some penny candy even though it is now more like nickel candy. She asked me what I wanted and I pointed to the jawbreakers at the end of the row. She looked at me with her big brown eyes and smiled as she said " Those are my favorite too Auntie Kate". I love that I can share times like that with her and that she will grow up with the same memories I did. ~ Katie from Florida