~remember going to the corner store on Saturday mornings when you were a kid? if you were lucky you had one, maybe two shiny bright silver coins clutched in your tiny, grubby little hand on “candy day” to spend on pixie sticks, mmm, mint mojos, sour cherry tangy taffy or a bottle of pop? remember when soda pop was in actual green glass chilled bottles? remember the pop called aspen? an apple flavoured fizzy concoction…..I recall buying it because I was totally crushing on John Denver at the time, (ok, no judging!!!) not because I really loved the fake apple flavoured stuff i guess it reminded me of the song ” rocky mountain high”..who knows????… gosh, what a nerd….. oh yes, and my fave, the tiny, black jawbreakers all liquoricey and layered in rainbow colours that eventually revealed themselves, bit after bit, sloooowly melting. remember how the corner store guy used to put all our penny candy in tiny brown paper bags? even then those bags seemed so small when we were just as small ourselves. those were the good old days…..happy saturday all!