Well, here is another short childhood reminisce blog. You know that sometimes that the food orders gets mixed up or confusing as things go missing.
Anyway; this is probably be the short blog about my visits to the McDonald’s fast-food restaurants as a little girl.
Granddaddy George has often taken me to McDonald’s for the usual cheeseburger, fries and soda. I have enjoyed going with him just to talk to him about my childhood and to be with him.
Well, there is one time that Granddaddy had ordered my usual lunch meal (now known as the "Happy-Meal") when we have gone to McDonald’s. I didn’t know whether the workers had either misplaced the cheeseburger or left out a cheese.
When we sat at the table, we began to eat our lunch meal. I just so happen to notice that something was wrong with my cheeseburger, very wrong, in the child’s mind as I lifted the top bun off the burger. I burst into tears and I blubbered, "I-I…can’t believe it. I…can’t believe it, Granddaddy!" He’d asked, "What’s wrong?" I replied still in tears, "There-there’s NO CHEESE!"
So Granddaddy simply picked up the burger and walked back to the counter to exchange the burger order, no questions asked, which was amusing. One of the employees graciously replaced the burger with the one with the cheese on it.
Then, I was happy to have my cheeseburger when Granddaddy returned with the fresh sandwich. And I was content to eat my cheeseburger, fries and soda with my granddaddy so that I can resume my usual childhood stories.
So there’s my short blog about one of my short childhood reminisce. I say "short" for emphasis for how my life has been altered in later years and to to remember the times that I missed. I hope you enjoy this little blog and to remember how you have been visiting your grandparents to go to places to eat.
Since we are in the middle of the hot summer time and most people are doing various summer activities such as the picnics, swimming, beaches, games, and vacations.
Anyway; I am going to write a short blog entry about the ice cream truck and its musical jingle box. This is something I would like to reminisce about my short childhood years.
Sometimes, there are small things that reminds us of the days gone by during the summer. Like the ice cream trucks for example. We don’t see very many of them going along the streets of the neighborhoods to sell the cold treats to kids of all ages.
Well, I remembered my days rather vaguely but my grandparents have reminisced about the ice truck that I have ridden with my Granddaddy many years ago as a little girl. They were the days when Granddaddy was making his rounds in the neighborhoods that he is allotted to so that he can sell the varieties of the sugary cold treats to the neighborhood kids. I can imagine their envy whenever they see me riding the ice cream truck with her Granddaddy. It was such a wonderful time. Well, it was the time that I could not remember except for the snippets of the ice cream music box that I’ve heard being played when Granddaddy announced his arrival in the street before parking to the side so the kids along with their parents or family members can run up to purchase the mouth-watering treats.
It the sound of the musical jingles of the ice truck that I remembered hearing even though I could not hear very well. It was played loud enough for the kids in the neighborhood to hear. So I became fascinated by the sound of the jingle music box that my legs or feets tap in rhythm. That was years before I started collecting music boxes for some time.
So this is another short blog that I’d like to reminisce about. It’s one of those times that brings back memories for some people.
How Grandma Penny and I went to the Shop-N-Go store to get some pickled vegetables years ago. And our likes for 7-Up.
Years ago; when I lived in Tampa, Florida. It’s in the late 70’s When there used to be a convenience store called Shop-N-Go on the corner of Erlich Road and another road. I forgot what it is now. That’s how long ago it was.
Every once in a while Grandma Penny used to take me and Melissa to that store. Grandma and I often ordered pickled vegetables from the jar that was on the counter. We used to enjoyed the pickled treats of carrots, celeries, and a few other vegetables. Too bad that they didn’t have pickled okras. Oh, they’re sooooo good.
I missed those ventures to the local store where we could buy those pickled vegetables and sometimes 7-Ups
This is something to reminisce about when it comes to going to stores and buying unusual stuffs there. I remembered Grandma and I enjoying the cool treat on the hot sunny days.
Nowadays; you don’t see those big jars of those pickled concoctions on the store counter anymore. Most stores gave way to franchises and popular merchandises like sodas, candies, chips, and whatever comes to mind nowadays, but no pickled food jars anywhere.
So when is the last time you ever see that big jar of pickled foodstuffs like vegetables or meats. Well, the only pickled foodstuffs are the ones mass-produced and are now in grocery stores. They’re not as good as the home-made pickled treats that we’ve remembered.
Well, anyway; that’s something to reminisce about and I enjoyed the fond memories of the trips to the local store in Tampa with Grandma Penny. 🙂 So I guess that’s it for now. I’ll see you later on. 🙂
What is it about Ken and his Necco candies. Whenever he goes to the store. He’ll be grabbing a few rolls of Necco candies.
That is one of those strange habits that he has, even to this day. I was not too fond of Necco candies, which are the colored wafers in different flavors and they are rolled into the waxed paper wrappers with the Necco logos emblazoned on it.
Of Ken has other candies that he likes, but this is one type that he will often look for whenever he goes to the stores or shopped in a large stores.
He has not given up on those colored wafers and he would simply eat a whole roll of it in one sitting, sometimes more than one.
I’m not saying that it’s the pet-peeve, but I know that is one of those things I accept whenever he goes to get the rolls of Neccos or any other candies whenever they are available.
I am quite sure that everyone has their favorite candies and not all candies are bad once they are eaten in moderation. I like certain kinds of candies and I am trying my best to eat them in moderation.
Neccos as I am aware of has been around for many years since its inception in 1847.
You can read all about the history of the Necco candies by clicking on this link;
I decided to write a blog entry about one of Ken’s favorite candies here in this blogs since he has often gone to the stores in search of the Neccos wafers in the candy aisles, and he would later eat a roll or two in one sitting. Sometimes, he has eaten the colorful wafers while he was driving.
I hope you will find this blog post interesting to read. 🙂 Shalom, y’all!!
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