My friend Citizen Reader read here that I was feeling a little down-hearted, and she sent me an Economy Candy gift pack featuring candy from the decade of my youth!! That very definitely cheered me up and will continue to cheer me for days to come! (The cats also enjoyed playing with the packing material.). Thank you so much, that was so nice of you!!
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4 thoughts on “Thank you, Citizen Reader!”
What a thoughtful gift. I see a Bit-O-Honey! Candy serves a real need sometimes. I used to buy those little 1 cent Reese Cups at lunch in my schooldays. We had a nice cafeteria with uniformed ladies serving actual dishes cooked at the school. I remember having pies and cakes. What do they feed kids today I wonder. …Well anyway, I’m glad you have perked up. It’s always darkest before the dawn. Maybe. 🙂
It got there! You are most welcome; I subscribe to my mother’s idea of “you’ll feel better once you eat a little something.” This also explains why I now need to go on a diet. In 2020 I have overshot the nuance of the “little” when eating something.
It cheered me up just to look at Economy Candy’s website, made me feel like I was shopping in NYC! And bonus points for giving your gorgeous kitty cats a wrapping toy too!
I’ve got two kids in grade school and the school serves almost exclusively chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and premade french toasts and mini pancakes in plastic packs. It’s horrifying, but I know they don’t have a lot of money to work with. Of course the kids love it, so I’ll give it that. Once I was behind a woman at a farmer’s market who was blabbing at the farmer that her kids took all veggies and fruits in their lunches because they wouldn’t touch the nasty processed school food. I try not to be violent but I wanted to smack her because once my kids got a taste of school chicken nuggets they pretty much didn’t want to eat anything else.
Then again they also get a lot of candy for me so it’s not like I’m any great example. 🙂
A box of candy arriving in the mail is pretty much an impossible to fail cheering up thing.