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Until I was 10 we lived in a big city, I had lots of friends, and every summer we shopped from the JC Penney and Sears catalog for our new school clothes. In 1972 my parents bought a farm and we moved to the country.. in a very small community. We moved in May, so I had very little time to make new friends before summer vacation, and living 10 miles from town, an even smaller chance of making them during summer vacation. No more shopping from catalogs, most of our clothes now came from second-hand stores. My parents were doing everything they could to make the farm successful.
My income came from babysitting, and it was pretty small. I have always had a sweet-tooth, so every Friday when Mom went shopping, I would tag along with just a few dollars in hand. I could always afford the Lemonheads, and thank goodness because I loved them.
I would come home from the store, get my chores done and sneak off to my sanctuary, the barn, with my treats. I would lay up in the hay and watch all the pigeons, and listen to the barn swallows. Usually a few of the 20 or so cats we had would join me. I would read the afternoon away. It was so peaceful, and what I thought was going to be a very rough and lonely summer actually passed by pretty quickly. I adapted just fine the next school year, made lots of friends. But every summer I still spent my time in the barn, reading, enjoying the solitude, and always with Lemonheads in hand.
Today I always have a bag of them in my nightstand. They still represent a peaceful memory for me. ~ Sally from Iowa