Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Penny Candy Love
I am now addicted to this treat. And will forever have Kimmie's story going through my head when I eat them.
The punch-line of the story, the surprise, is that while writing it, Kim was going on about how dad must really have liked to treat the kids this way, because when they'd come home, dad would be whistling, and mom would be in a good mood, and....hold on....oh my goodness...
She realized, and this is years later folks, what her parents must have been up to while all the kids were gone. In the middle of a Saturday afternoon.
She calls up her sister, says, hey, you remember when dad would give us his pocket change, and we would all go down to the store to get candy? and how mom and dad were in a good mood when we got home? uh huh. know what mom and dad were doing while we were gone? and her sister gasps, and says nooooo.
So they call their parents, tell them they are kind of upset, so they really need to know, um, what were you and mom doing when we were all gone down to the store to get candy?
Complete silence on the other end of the phone.
Yes, folks, this is the thought that will forever run through my head, whenever I tear into a bag of Squirrel Nut Zippers. And yet, I am still going to eat them. They are just that good.