“All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.”

The day is lovely but not as warm as predicted. I suppose I ought not to complain, but I was expecting a bask in the sun sort of day.

Miss Gracie woke me up at three this morning when I heard her swallowing over and over. I figured she didn’t feel good. Sure enough, she got off the bed and went downstairs. A few minutes later, the poochie bells on the back door rang so I went downstairs to let her out. I waited a bit but got cold so I went upstairs to get some warmer clothes on. While I was upstairs, she came inside so I had to trudge back downstairs and shut the door. Around 4, I heard her again get off the bed and go downstairs. Then I heard something fall. I went to look and found Gracie had tried to eat one of the plants, and it had fallen on the floor when she pulled at it. What to do? What to do? I decided to cut off some spears of my spider plant to feed to her. I tried to leave them on the floor, but she couldn’t get at them. There I was at 4:15 feeding my dog spider plants to quell her queasy stomach. She finished around 4:30, and we both went back to bed and neither one of us woke up until 9:30. I would have thought the least she could have done was make the coffee.

My mother used to give us each a bowl for our Halloween candy. We’d dump the candy in it then go through the haul and check every small treat bag to see what could be traded or what we didn’t want which we’d then toss in the trash. Apples and some candy corn were among the rejects though my mother usually grabbed the apples. Yellow candy corn was just too sweet, even for a kid. I was a brown candy corn fan. Popcorn balls were tossed as was loose popcorn.

There was a hierarchy of Halloween treats. Once in a while I’d find a penny or a nickel, and it was prized above all else. Next in the hierarchy was the nickel candy bar. A Three Muskeeters bar was common back then. Last in the hierarchy was all the rest.

My mother let us put the bowls under our beds, and we could munch whenever we wanted. The day after Halloween we never had school so we’d munch treats most of the day. It was a taste of paradise on Earth before the fall.

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8 Comments on ““All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Hate candy corn of any color or stripe. Yuck. Also hate those little pumpkin looking candies that sometimes came with candy corn and are made of the same mystery substance.
    Chocolate bars were always the top of the order when it came to sorting Halloween haul. I liked Hershey Almond bars the best but they were few and far between. Necco wafers were also a favorite. I’m glad they went back to the non-organic (or whatever) food dye. They just weren’t the same.

    Rocky was having a restless week. He couldn’t decide if he wanted to be inside or outside. Actually, he wanted to be outside but he wanted me to be outside, too. I sent him off to doggy day care today to run off some energy with his friends. I’m painting and scraping wall paper and he is better off out of range of blue paint. šŸ™‚

    Have a great day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I hate those little pumpkins you mention as well. They taste gross and one was my limit even when I was a kid.

      Who can turn down a chocolate bar? You’re right about the organic Neccoi Wafers, but they learned when sales plummeted. Don’t tamper with tradition!

      Gracie was just a pain most of the week with my company. She was defiant and barked when I made her do something. Eventually, she always did what she was told but unhappily and she made her feelings quite known.

  2. olof1 Says:

    One of my dogs, I guess it was Orvar because he never wants to disturb me when he is sick (unfortunately), had thrown up here in the kitchen last night. I never hear anything and If ai would have it most likely would have been to late anyway šŸ™‚

    I can’t remember what kind of candy we got when we were out at easter, most probably different kinds og toffee and jelly babies. But we also had all the candy in our easter eggs of course and I always had a big pig in marzipan, a tradition we had until we all moved from Gotheburg. I would not have been happy if I wouldn’t get that pig šŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      Usually it is only my cats who throw up, often hair balls from Maddie and whole meals from Fern. Gracie has only once inm her life, and that was in the car.

      At Halloween any sort of acndy is possible. When I was a kid, people would use small treat bags and out four or five pieces of candy. Now they give out small bars.

  3. Zoey & Me Says:

    Bubble gum and those sweet red twisters were my favorites. Most of my candy would disappear while at school. My sister once counted her candy and raised quite a stir when she announced that “someone” had taken 15 pieces of her candy while she was at school. My mother always had a good answer being the only person at home all day. Guess she was saving on Dental bills.

    • katry Says:

      I love the red twisters (Twizzlers), and I’d forgotten all about bubble gum. Only Double Bubble was acceptable and made the best bubbles.

      I think my parents dipped imto our bowls., but I never counted so I had no proof.

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    Twizzlers is correct. Thanks!

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