Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Candy Bowl Or Candy Jar...?
Sitting on my desk, just to the right of my computer, I have a candy bowl. It's really more of a jar than a bowl, but everyone in my family has always called the container for candy sitting on the counter a "candy bowl"...I have no idea why.
With Halloween coming up pretty soon, I thought it would be a good idea shop early for the " passing out" candy for the kids that may call. I have no idea what kind of candy the kids like now days, but I figure that since they are getting it for free, it wouldn't matter.
This candy in the picture is NOT the kind of candy I was looking for, but the kind I would save for my personal candy jar. Kids don't like fancy, but seem to go for the small candy bars and bags of M&Ms and jaw breakers and candy kisses...you know what I mean?
The problem is that when I go out and buy candy early for a holiday, it never seems to find it's way to the "passing out "bowl. Somehow it gets sidetracked and ends up in my personal candy jar. If it does end up in the "passing out" bowl, the level of candy seems to drop in proportion to how many trips I make passed the "passing out" bowl. Wonder why that is?
Thinking back to when I was a kid, we had special treats. Most of them were home made treats like popcorn balls, fudge, cookies in a small bag, that sort of thing. Once in a while, someone would give out oranges or apples...that was really special! When my sisters and I got home after going "trick or treating" we would sit down and see if we wanted to swap anything. We all had our favorites and if you were lucky, you could trade for your favorite with someone else, providing you had something they wanted. Boy, talk about wheeling and dealing!!
Some of the timeless candy designs are still around today, like candy corn and small sugar pumpkins. However, many of the old favorites like the bubble gum cigarettes and cigars have long since faded away. I did see some big wax lips in the store the other day made from chewy wax, but I can't find any liquid filled wax coke bottles! Seems to me I can vaguely remember even seeing a candy whistle, but maybe that's just a figment of my imagination.
Anyway, I'm going to try and control myself and save some store bought candy for the little children that show up in costume. If I run across any vintage or home made treats...I'm afraid that those will end up on my desk, just to the right of my computer, in my personal Candy Jar.
Now...how about some fresh coffee, my friend?