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@Mombo1   It was the parents of

                   Jo1313 who owned the store.

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@Carmie   I remember collecting bottles to cash in. My children did that too, until everything came out in cans.

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@dancingwoman wrote:

I remember a roll of Lifesavers was a nickel..popcorn at the movies was 10 cents... Afternoon movies were 35 cents on Saturday to get in...a dime for popcorn and a nickel for lifesavers.   My mom gave us 50 cents each...every Saturday we'd walk downtown to the theater... I think it was worth it to my mom to get 4 kids gone for the afternoon..lol...DW


@dancingwoman    every chance she'd gert my mother always wanted us out of her hair lol.  she'd drop me and my sister off at the movies and go off gallivanting.  of course as the oldest at 10 i was to be responsible. 

 

 one time during the show my sister (7) got up and went to the restroom.  the movie ended and she had vanished. i remember standing in the lobby crying buckets of tears because i knew i would get in big trouble for not watching her.  a nice man talked to me and tried to help but i was so choked up i couldn't get my words out.

 

then who comes strolling along but my mother and sister! like nothing happened.  the worst part was being laughed at because i cried.

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I loved that pinkish red lipstick candy in the gold wrapper. 

 

You could wet it, run over your lips, and then eat it.

 

A real winner.

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All great memories!  Thanks!

 

 

Nik-L-Nips  - the wax bottles with the liquid inside

 

Batts - kind of a taffy lollipop, diff flavors

 

Something that looked like a flying saucer with little candy beads inside

 

The strips of paper with the dots of candy on them.

 

Twizzlers and chocolate licorice (It was flat)

 

Chocolate covered cherries, but those were 2 cents

 

Fountain soda - in the holder with cone shaped paper cup inside - 5 cents

We could get the "graveyard" soda  -  a pump of each flavor mixed together  -  yes, it was almost black.

 

Atomic Fireballs!

 

We could collect soda bottles and make some money - I think 2 cents a bottle.

 

Comics were 10 cents

 

Remember bubble gum trading cards with Dr. Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare (Richard Chamberlain)? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Carmie   Yes, the candy dots!  My kids called those "candy toilet paper".

 

                 The candy dots and Tootsie rolls were also included in my 1914 "goody bags".

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@Enufstuff  thanks for the encouraging words.  I'm doing ok..I'm half way through my chemo treatments.  Kinda tired today..but not too bad.. the husband keeps telling me to sit and take it easy but sometimes moving makes me feel better...again thx....DW

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@seehorse   I loved the flying saucers and we thought that those were so cool. I think that I was about 9 years old, when those came out. It was a very clever novelty. In the 50s, it was all about

space and flying saucers.

 

  I think that the outer shell must have been a kind of rice wafer, since it tasted just like the communion hosts at church. I had heard that nuns made those communion wafers. Wouldn't be funny, if the nuns also made the flying saucers?

 

 I always loved those Cella chocolate covered cherries. Now they are 50 cents each.

 

 I had a big collection of those 10 cent comic books, we would trade comics with other kids in the neighborhood.

 

 I didn't get the trading cards with gum, but in junior high, I really liked Dr. Ben Casey.  Smiley Happy

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@LdyBugz wrote:

Just remembered, we used to save our gum wrappers and makes those paper chains.

 

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Yes, yes and yes!

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@Carmie   Yes, the candy dots!  My kids called those "candy toilet paper".

 

                 The candy dots and Tootsie rolls were also included in my 1914 "goody bags".


I remember those! Do you remember at 4th of July, you could buy dots on a role of paper and step on them really hard or use a rock and POP!