Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rainbow Colors

When I was a child, we lived "just up the road" from a country store. Once a week my mother would give me a nickle to spend, there, on candy. I loved looking at the various confections which lined the long, oak and glass candy display counter--several types of chocolate candy bars, Sugar Daddy (which could last all day), taffy, gum drops, jaw-breakers, bubble gum, marshmellows, and colorful stick candy. Pressing my nose to the cool glass, I would finally point to the one I wanted to purchase, and Mrs. Fielden, the store's owner, would hand the candy to me.

One of my favorites was a foil roll of multi-colored Life Savor candy. My favorite color was red and I would eat all of those first and then go on to the others; yellow being my last choice.

Several years later, the Life Savor company came out with rolls that were entirely red. I loved any red, cherry flavored candy, including "Smith Bros." cherry flavored "cough drops". That was a long time ago, but those are good memories and it is still my preferred color and flavor today.

***What's your favorite Life Savor flavor?



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18 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh! we had a little store up the street from our home too and we would go look at the glass case and buy penny candy!Would also take out pop bottles in for change:)
My favorite color was red too! Still is!!

Patty H. said...

I don't like ANY kind of cherry flavored candy, meds, etc. ugh!
I like the tropical flavors, like the pineapple. I havent' had life savors in along time

Joanne said...

I grew up in the city with a penny candy store around the corner. Oh the time you can spend perusing the shelves with a shiny coin in your hand. Now I have a few fillings to show for it!! But I still love candy. I'd choose a purple life saver, given the choice.

Barbara said...

Terri- So nice that we had much the same experience!

Barbara said...

Patty- You should buy some and travel back in time. I like to do that sometimes.

Barbara said...

Joanne- Yummy, grape is sooo tasty! I like that, too.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Red's my favorite Life Saver flavor, and those cherry Charm's pops we used to get at the movies. Loved the Luden's cherry cough drops too. ;)

Barbara said...

Angie- ANY red candy...that's for me!!

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Im with Patty I dont like cherry anything. But have always loved Sugar Daddy's! Yum! Blessings, karen

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Bunny B said...

I love Life Savors! My fave is green! YUM!

Barbara said...

Bunny B.- Life Savors are a mainstay of candyland, aren't they?

Janna Qualman said...

I'm with you - cherry all the way! Though I'd probably have eaten the ucky yellow ones first, and saved the red ones for last. :)

Barbara said...

Janna- That's a good move!!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh, we lived out in the country and no store for several miles. My favorite anything is orange. Makes my mouth water.

Barbara said...

Lea- I think orange was my 2nd favorite.

Willa Fae said...

Sometimes I wish for those days again-----Fielden's------where did the time go? Weren't we just meeting at the corner store, going to school, sleepovers? I am getting to remember all these things thru your blog and wish we could do them all again...I am so thankful that we are still friends after all these years and all the miles inbetween. Love ya!

Barbara said...

WF- I've learned one thing in my life and that is: in the end the most important things we have are family, friends, and our memories. Most of my best memories are those of my childhood and you.