When my 2 sisters and I were young, back in the late 50's, our Dad would take us to the neighborhood playground. When we were playing in the sandbox, Dad would toss coins into the sand when we weren't looking. We really thought we were finding lost treasure! When we headed back home we'd stop at the corner store and use the coins to buy candy. Mainly candy buttons - our favorite. Back then the buttons were tough to detach - we wound up eating a lot of paper too. Miss those days!
Your dad was a treasure! Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories!
Wikipedia has them as appearing in the 1970’s,where I remember them from the 1950’s as a mere “UTE” wnen I bought them for my sister,she loved them.I liked the dark chocalate covered raspberry jelly’s and the small wax bottles with a sweet syrup,lime,cherry inside and my favorite “PowerHouse” candy bars but would settle for a “Mounds”
What a great dad! He enjoyed throwing the coins into the sandbox just as much or more as you kids delighted in ‘finding’ the buried treasure. Great memories for all.