Monday, September 19, 2005

A Thousand Dollars Worth of Candy, Please!


To fill our prescriptions, we leave the city and drive about five miles to a small town with a drug store that has been in business more than a hundred years. I remember going there as a small child and at first glance, little has changed in the last fifty or so years. Beavers has always sold penny candy and it remains popular as ever.

A couple of weeks ago, I went in, marched over to the candy counter and said, "A thousand dollars worth of penny candy, please!" Tim, the store manager, replied "Okay. Do you want that in a bag or a box?" One of my favorite clerks added "Do you want that tonight or tomorrow?"

I finally had to confess that I was there to pick up my insulin. But it was a dream come true, however briefly, for a diabetic.

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Mama Mouse said...

Penny candy .... oh the memories! I remember getting sevarl pieces of candy for a penny! Mary Jane's, tiny Tootsie Rolls. Candy bars were a nickle ... some were 3 cents!

Ah wonderful memories! I'm a diabetic too ... I know how you feel!

By the way I really like your blog ... and I have bookmarked it. I'll be back!

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