. . . Yes, yes, yes, we've done this thread before, but not for three or four years now.
The CORRECT answer is, of course, Mary Janes. The shape, color, texture and taste of Scrabble tiles, vomit.
. . . Yes, yes, yes, we've done this thread before, but not for three or four years now.
The CORRECT answer is, of course, Mary Janes. The shape, color, texture and taste of Scrabble tiles, vomit.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 124||10/13/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 1||10/10/2018|
those orange "peanuts"
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 2||10/10/2018|
Rice cakes... er… I mean festive popcorn balls.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 3||10/10/2018|
I didn't get them much trick or treating but those wax candy bottles
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 4||10/10/2018|
I'll take your Mary Janes and Circus Peanuts
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 5||10/10/2018|
They aren't terrible but Tootsie Rolls were never too exciting to get
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 6||10/10/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 7||10/10/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 8||10/10/2018|
Those candy necklaces always tasted blandly disgusting...like sweetened aspirin tablets.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 9||10/10/2018|
The absolute, hands-down, all-time WORST
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 10||10/10/2018|
Candy corn, nothing was worse.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 11||10/11/2018|
Either Necco wafers or Pixy stix. Each was some heinous isotope of chalk.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 12||10/11/2018|
Apples. My mom made me throw them away anyway because of the razor blade scare.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 13||10/11/2018|
NO! I would take all of those (except candy corn) Those wee boxes of fucking RAISINS were the absolute worst. Thank god I could shove them off on my mum and dad.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 14||10/11/2018|
Good & Plenty.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 15||10/11/2018|
Those generic candies wrapped in black and orange wax paper. I don't even know what they were, they went directly into the trash.
Boston baked beans were pretty nasty too
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 16||10/11/2018|
These cheap and tasteless treats.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 17||10/11/2018|
I remember vividly some knob handing out pennies - not to eat, mind you, but as a treat. It was only a few pennies, not even enough to buy chiclets ffs. Also got a Jack Chick tract one year - between bullshit like this and the profuse sweating resulting from my costume, I am amazed that I remained in the South.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 18||10/11/2018|
It took to R11, but the thread can be closed now. It’s candy corn. There was nothing worse, and the worst of the worst is when someone would throw in lose bits of candy corn in our buckets. The germs, the laziness, oh my.
Anyone giving out shit candy would be better off just shutting off their porch light and not answering the door. Don’t waste the children’s time, old biddies!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 19||10/11/2018|
This thread is very triggering for me.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 20||10/11/2018|
I loved Rootbeer Barrels,Bit O' Honey, Butterfingers, Hot Tamales, Starbursts, Junior Mints, Skittles and those tiny wax soda bottles full of vile liquid.
I hated Candy Corn and Neccos.
Who can ever forget the taste of chewing those big red wax lips? Gross and wonderful at the same time.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 21||10/11/2018|
R2 The texture alone of those faded orange "peanuts" was enough to make you gag.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 22||10/11/2018|
I love Tootsie Rolls but not Tootsie Pops.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 23||10/11/2018|
These candy pumpkins were awful too. The bastard cousin of candy corn.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 24||10/11/2018|
Here's something for those of you who hate candy corn and suffer from trypophobia
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 25||10/11/2018|
In my 10 years living in Manhattan I received 0 trick or treaters. I've now moved to the suburbs, into an elite neighborhood. What are the chances I'll have to participate handing out candy this year? Do people really target these kind of areas for trick or treating like they do on TV?
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 26||10/11/2018|
Della Reese's Pieces
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 27||10/11/2018|
Oranges. Seriously, kids DO NOT want fruit at Halloween. They want CANDY.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 28||10/11/2018|
Where I grew up, we'd mostly get fruit and nuts, with the occasional and much-prized funsize Mars or Cadbury brand bar. The worst thing you could get was a handful of monkey nuts. Of course things have changed a lot nearly 30 years later. I can't imagine children today being content with walnuts and hazelnuts (half the fun was smashing the shells).
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 29||10/11/2018|
Neccos for sure. I never minded Mary Janes or Tootsie Rolls but they were usually the last remaining pieces in my haul.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 30||10/11/2018|
[quote]I can't imagine children today being content with walnuts and hazelnuts (half the fun was smashing the shells).
Kids today are all allergic to nuts
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 31||10/11/2018|
Those orange and black things were peanut butter taffy. Boston Baked Beans are delicious. They are just candy coated peanuts.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 32||10/11/2018|
Well having your name on a registered sex offender list will do that.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 33||10/11/2018|
Black Cow Candy. I hated those goddamn things.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 34||10/11/2018|
I never liked Rockets candy (apparently called Smarties in the U.S.?) But those were at least edible. There were always hard, taffy-like candies in ugly wrappers that went right into the trash.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 35||10/11/2018|
There was always that one mom in the neighborhood who thought she was better than everyone else and made something homemade, like cookies or hand-dipped candy, individually wrapped in colored cling wrap with orange and black ribbons or something... LADY YOU SUCK!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 36||10/11/2018|
R36 I'd so much rather get homemade cookies than mass-market candy. YOU SUCK.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 37||10/11/2018|
My mother told me her dad used to drop his fist in children’s candy bags and flick his finger against them to mimic the sound of candy falling in. Apparently, he didn’t want to buy actual candy for the little mooches.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 38||10/11/2018|
R26 I grew up in such a neighborhood. It wouls be hundreds of trick or treaters. Many of them would a tually be bussed in. I don’t know who these people were, renting busses and gathering large numbers of children, but it was quite the ordeal in my area. My parents later moved to a gated community, and there has never been a trick or treater except for a few children from the block. There are several connecting roads, and the gate is very easy to ignore from the sides if you’re on foot. Nobody tries it.
I’d say kids sniff out the nice places (as long as they aren’t in a gated community) so you better prepare yourself. Or you could be the one fuddy-duddy who turns out the light and ignores the doorbell.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 39||10/11/2018|
I agree about Mary Janes because they were always stale and hard as a rock.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 40||10/11/2018|
Candy corn and those hideous band-aid colored peanuts. That was stuff you just threw away, or let your dog eat.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 41||10/11/2018|
Not in a million years would I have fed those to my dog, r41.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 42||10/11/2018|
WTF are Mary Jane's?
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 43||10/11/2018|
I hated Good 'n Plenty because black licorice grosses me out.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 44||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 45||10/11/2018|
There is no "worst" candy. In my neighborhood we were all smartalek jimmies and johnnies and janes and we got a kick out of the strange shit weird old people threw in our pillow cases. There was a lot of fun and vengeful tricks inspired by the crap.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 46||10/11/2018|
r43, a real old fart would recognize these.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 47||10/11/2018|
I think today's Mary Janes would be the hit of the evening, particularly if you live in Colorado, California...
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 48||10/11/2018|
I actually liked MaryJanes. The flavor of peanut butter and molasses was a good one.
But like everything else the recipe has obviously changed over the years.
Today's ingredient list would not have existed 50 years ago:
"CORN SYRUP, PEANUT BUTTER (DRY ROASTED PEANUTS, SALT, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL,MONOGLYCERIDES), SUGAR, MOLASSES, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED AND SOYBEAN OIL, LECITHIN, SALT, MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, GLYCERINE, NATURAL FLAVORS"
The photo at R47 is surely a joke though: "produced with genetic engineering"? I don't see that on other photos of the product.....
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 49||10/11/2018|
Good and Plenty! I hate it, so I always give it out, because I'm not tempted to eat it.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 50||10/11/2018|
The worst was candy from a vending machine in a gas station's men's room. It tasted just like rubber.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 51||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 52||10/11/2018|
I wonder how many orange peanut and candy corn givers use that rationale, r50.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 53||10/11/2018|
R51 tell us how that managed to be halloween candy on trick or treat night!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 54||10/11/2018|
Pennies by some frau who thought she was doing us a favor by not giving us candy
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 55||10/11/2018|
The dentist in our neighborhood always gave away toothbrushes. WIth his name and telephone number on them.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 56||10/11/2018|
[quote]What are the chances I'll have to participate handing out candy this year?
Pretty small. What’s more common in the suburbs are “trunk or treats”— people from the neighborhood or local church all parking in a lot and kids go from car to car rather than house to house.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 57||10/11/2018|
Stale popcorn balls wrapped in cellophane.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 58||10/11/2018|
When I was a kid a lady down the street would make those Rice Krispy treats- they were WAY better than candy.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 59||10/11/2018|
"Kids today are all allergic to nuts"
Only in your imagination, dear.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 60||10/11/2018|
Bitches, that's nothing. I had a mentally challenged uncle who insisted on picking out his own candy to give to the trick-or-treaters one year, where usually my grandmother bought him the candy and just let him do the handing out. It was a tense discussion in the days leading up to it, wondering what in God's name he'd end up handing out to any of the kids that were stupid enough to knock on his door.
I was one of those kids.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 61||10/11/2018|
I was so embarrassed by my mom. She handed out carrots and Capri Sun one year.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 62||10/11/2018|
A candy called "Dots" which look and taste like the little rubber bumpers you put on the bottom of something to prevent scratching.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 63||10/11/2018|
Fun fact, mix candy corn and roasted/salted peanuts together in your mouth. Tastes exactly like a Pearsons salted nut roll.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 64||10/11/2018|
I love Dots! But only the red ones. Anyone ever get gum? Talk about a buzzkill.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 65||10/11/2018|
Necco wafers, Smarties and Bit O Honey were the worst. I’d eat the cheap peanut butter taffy crap before any of those. Never heard of Mary Janes.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 66||10/11/2018|
My favorites were Smarties. They were like crack.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 67||10/11/2018|
This is Dots Candy.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 68||10/11/2018|
There used to be a sweet old lady that lived down the street from us when were were kids. She even had one of those split doors where you can open just the top portion. On Halloween she'd open the upper portion of the door with a big smile on her face and say "do you want an apple or a cookie?" Sadly, the kids would discard them all in the street in front of her house. It was sad walking to school the next day and seeing all the apples and broken cookies scattered in front of her house.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 69||10/11/2018|
I remember one Halloween my mom ran out of candy before the evening was over and ended up digging through her purse and under the car seats for pieces of candy and tic tacs, etc and wrapping them in cellophane.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 70||10/11/2018|
There's always the one asshole dentist that would hand out tooth brushes with his phone number printed on them.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 71||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 72||10/11/2018|
One lady on our street gave out sandwiches, usually egg. To outdo her, another neighbor handed out Kentucky Fried Chicken one year, slices of pizza the next.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 73||10/11/2018|
Some kid last year said this when I opened my door: “My mom said I to tell you I’m allergic to peanuts!”
I replied, “Well, I guess you better be careful then.” I was giving our Skittles.
What if I had been giving candy made with peanut? “Tough shit then, Defecto!”
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 74||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 75||10/11/2018|
A lot of the repeated worst-ever choices here are some of my favorites.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 76||10/11/2018|
When I was a kid, there was an epidemic of people putting razor blades, pins and needles in apples and candy. I heard about thousands of kids around the country biting into these tainted treats and being rushed to the hospital with bleeding mouths and stomachs. It was nightmare!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 77||10/11/2018|
Urban legends aside, poisoned candy has happened:
[quote]In a 1974 case, an 8-year-old boy from Deer Park, Texas, died after eating a cyanide-laced package of Pixy Stix. A subsequent police investigation eventually determined that the poisoned candy had been planted in his trick-or-treat pile by the boy's father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, who also gave out poisoned candy to other children in an attempt to cover up the murder, though no other children consumed the poisoned treats. The murderer, who had wanted to claim life insurance money, was executed in 1984. In this case, the distribution of poisoned candy is true, but no children other than the intended victim were harmed
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 78||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 79||10/11/2018|
Apples and raisins- straight to the trash.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 80||10/11/2018|
I wonder what the percentage is of dentists who give out toothbrushes. They’re always known for it. It’s the worse cliche. Does anyone know of any dentists who actually are into giving out good stuff to trick or treaters? (If nothing else, filling cavities is job security. Get with the program, dentists!)
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 81||10/11/2018|
Candy corn and anything made from the same stuff (Halloween Pumpkins). Any hard candy or apples.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 82||10/11/2018|
When I was four years old, I remember trick/treating at a nearby convent. The nuns gave me a handful of popcorn from a big bowl and a copper penny. Strange how vivid that memory still is and I'm 56.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 83||10/11/2018|
The guy who ran the local Coca-Cola Bottling Company lived down the street, and he passed out full cans of ice cold Coke.
We thought he was a fucking God.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 84||10/11/2018|
Is candy corn just dyed wax?
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 85||10/11/2018|
Sugar Daddy - excellent for chipping a tooth on
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 86||10/11/2018|
On if my neighbors worked for marvel. He handed out comic books!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 87||10/11/2018|
Ha. I bite my thumb at your meek Halloween indignities. I grew up in the Bible Belt. I had neighbors who gave out miniature bibles . You better believe we gave that house wide swath.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 88||10/11/2018|
Homemade Candy apples - who spends the time dipping perfecty good apples in caramel or shellac, turning them into indigestible food?
In my small town, there was the one house we all made a bee-line to: The big white house on the corner, owned by a doctor. The maid woukd bring us into the kitchen for cokes and a bag of candy.
The same year, there was one house where the owner would come to the door and recite: "No tricks, no treats, shoo shoo shoo!" This was on a busy street, so the guy would have to willingly answer the door throughout the night and say that. Who does that to kids? (I rememer this incident 60 years later!)
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 89||10/11/2018|
I knew a woman who had a major gambling problem, from a very prominent family. One Halloween, her husband was out of town, but he had bought several hundred dollars worth of candy for her and their kids to give out- it was a large community. She decided to return the candy for cash and ended up giving away boxes of low carb breakfast bars and gerneric panty hose she got for free from a community food bank.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 90||10/11/2018|
I knew some old bitch that would always hand out them Grand Maul Seizures.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 91||10/11/2018|
Cheap-ass 'Pumpkin Teeth' -
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 92||10/11/2018|
[quote]Grand Maul Seizures
Why do a certain, select few of you think this is funny? It isn't.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 93||10/11/2018|
The very worst are those little colorful candy dots on paper. WTF? Those went straight to the trash.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 94||10/11/2018|
I lived down the street from mobster Sam Giancana. His housekeeper would give out full-sized boxes of Cracker Jacks to anyone who had the verve to ring the doorbell. The welcome mat said "Get out!"
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 95||10/11/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 96||10/11/2018|
Raisins or Good n plenty awful... I loved the black and orange wrapped mysteries and Bit'O Honeys... Great idea upthread....may make Rice Crispy Treats this year for family Every Halloween, sis and I would line up all our candy which once was a pillowcase-full and offer trades with each other till we fell asleep.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 97||10/11/2018|
Apples....fuck you lady!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 98||10/11/2018|
I love Good n Plenty.
Just bought a 5lb. bulk bag on Amazon for only $8.90 ! Best candy deal ever ! FIVE POUNDS!!!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 99||10/11/2018|
^^ Will end up doing most of it himself, alas -
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 100||10/11/2018|
R99, have fun fattie! 🐽
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 101||10/11/2018|
R96. No no no. Roy Rogers horse was *not* named Mary. Why do gays get this wrong? It was *Trigger*. As in *that bitch totally got TRIGGERED by grand maul seizure jokes!” Dale Evans horse was Buttermilk.
See? And Trigger? I think the Grand Maul jokes are funny. I take 3 different prescriptions daily for mine. Suck it up, Buttermilk.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 102||10/11/2018|
For me, definitely Good n Plenty. I got them the first time I went Trick or Treating at the age of five. They were so Godawful, that was the last time I ever went near 'em. That was in 1979!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 103||10/11/2018|
[quote]The very worst are those little colorful candy dots on paper. WTF? Those went straight to the trash.
Don't laugh but I actually like those things for some reason, even though the company has yet to master the art of not having the damned paper stick to the back of the dots when you pop them off. (You'd think it would've gotten it all figured out by now.)
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 104||10/11/2018|
[quote] I love Good n Plenty.
Charlie says you are brainwashed.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 105||10/11/2018|
Candy corn. And now here's one of my favorite childhood memories.
Tom Maupin was a young, gay man who owned Maupintour, a travel agency catering to upscale travelers. He lived with his partner and maid in one of the most beautiful houses in town, a beautiful, slightly spooky looking mansion that was perfect for Halloween.
One year we went trick or treating to his house after hearing that he gave away great candy. After walking up the curvy, gaslight lined walkway he was there waiting for us and opened the door. His partner and maid were there in the foyer, and in a corner by the door was a huge barrel filled with candy. He made each of us do a trick (we all told riddles or jokes), then smiled and said "okay, dig in!"
My sister and I looked at each other, not sure what to do, then looked back at him. He nodded at the barrel and said "go ahead, dig in!" I think all four of us got wide-eyed for a second, then went crazy for the next thirty seconds or so, yelling and screaming while we filled our pillowcases with candy. His partner and maid were laughing their heads off, and it was one of the most pure moments of joy I've ever experienced. After about thirty seconds had passed he said "okay, time's up. Happy Halloween!" We all screamed THANK YOU! and Happy Halloween and were still screaming all the way to the sidewalk. And it was all great candy, too - full-size candy bars, Tootsie Pops, Milk Duds, Chicklets and gum balls.
I never got to thank him for giving me one of my best childhood memories, and for being the first and only positive gay role model I knew as a child.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 106||10/11/2018|
My favorites were Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, and I get bags and bags of full-sized ones each year to shower on trick-or-treaters.
Not once has anyone rung my doorbell : (
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 107||10/11/2018|
Awwwwww!!! R106 is about the sweetest story i’ve ever heard!!
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 108||10/11/2018|
Oh Henry and Baby Ruth. They didn’t have the fun size good candy bars like Milky Way when I was a kid.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 109||10/11/2018|
[quote] They didn’t have the fun size good candy bars like Milky Way when I was a kid.
Even regular "full" size candy bars now are only about half the size they used to be at multiples the price.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 110||10/11/2018|
There were twin ladies on my block. One of them gave out Smarties and the other gave out Dum--dums, to even things out.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 111||10/12/2018|
[quote]Good and Plenty! I hate it
But you'd be orgasming over "Good 'n' Fruity"
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 112||10/12/2018|
I was pretty picky as a child. I didn't like Tootsie Rolls (though the fruit ones were good because they tasted like Starburst), I didn't like Dum Dums or any kind of lollipops, I didn't much care for the Mary Janes or whatever those candies were that were wrapped in the plain orange or black paper. Things like Reese's Cups, M&Ms, Smarties, Hershey Bars, etc., were my favorite.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 113||10/12/2018|
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were the gold standard.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 114||10/12/2018|
The neighbor next door to the toothbrush-dispensing dentist was a recluse and usually turned off his porch lights and acted like no one was home, but one year seemed to have relented and lit the porch. My parents insisted that my brother and I go ring the doorbell even though we were afraid (the rumor was that he'd cut off your fingers if you rang his doorbell and ran; I don't know why, but this was what we all thought) but they insisted. So, we trudged up his long driveway and did the usual "Trick or treat" and he had no candy to hand out (or so he said) so instead he gave each of us a dollar. He said he liked our costumes. It was the year my mother had made Indian (excuse me, "Indigenous peoples") costumes out of burlap that itched like crazy and by the time we got home, we were both covered in little red welts wherever the burlap touched our skin.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 115||10/12/2018|
Finally a thread I can relate to. There was this hermit lady, she lived three rocks down from us. She had one working arm and leg so she was doing pretty well. Anyway one year she gave each of us only one scorpion leg each for Halloween! Not even a lousy locust.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 116||10/12/2018|
R116 Tell us about your Halloween costume.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 117||10/12/2018|
R117: I went as a skeleton
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 118||10/12/2018|
Back in the dark ages, there was no such thing as fun size candy. You either got a full sized candy bar, an apple or a little bag full of loose small candy like candy corn. We lived close to a really nice trailer park (I know...oxymoron), which was great because each trailer was about ten feet away from the next one. We would make a KILLING there. My mother used to make us throw out the apples (because of possible razor blades) and the bags of loose candy because she didn't want us eating anything that strangers had handled.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 119||10/12/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 120||10/13/2018|
What a morbid story r78
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 121||10/13/2018|
Did anyone else take their candy to the hospital to be x-rayed?
My mother pulled the same scam on us every year. We'd take the candy to be x-rayed, then she'd take us to Friendly's and let us order as much food as we wanted (in my case usually a Fishamajig, fries and coleslaw, and a Jim Dandy....sometimes a Fribble too) in order to soften us up by sickening us to the point that we couldn't even think about eating candy.
When we got home, stuffed to the gills and feeling like we were about to die, the hammer would fall. She'd tell us that she had been thinking about it and the candy was probably radioactive now and unsafe to eat, but she'd pay us $10 for our trouble. Then she'd promise not to have it x-rayed the following year. Every year.
What she didn't know was that we had hidden all the good stuff before going to the hospital, so we were only losing Dum Dums, Charleston Chews, raisins, and Junior Mints.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 122||10/13/2018|
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 123||10/13/2018|
I loved the little boxes of raisins and the apples. I was that kid. But I loved the candy, too. Except for black licorice.
|by Gold Star Eldergay||reply 124||10/13/2018|