The other day I went to the grocery store and walked past the candy aisle and couldn’t believe my eyes – what happened to the good old days when you could buy a bag of candy on the cheap? Do you remember when a dime bag lasted all week?
My great-grandfather, Lee McDowell, owned a small General Store in Canton, North Carolina and I remember when his grands and great grands from New York would head Down South to visit. Every time we went into the store he would let us fill up a bag of candy and only pay one thin dime. I doubt today you could find a piece of candy in any store for a dime, let alone a full bag of candy!
As you prepare for the Halloween season, do you buy candy on the cheap or do you buy the large full-size candy bars to hand out to the Tricker Treaters? Oh, and do you remember those orange cardboard boxes and kids saying, “Trick or Treat for Unicef?” collecting pennies for the less fortunate – do they still do that in your area?
I bet you thought this post was about something else, didn’t you!
Happy Wayback Wednesday
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7 thoughts on “Do You Remember When a Dime Bag Lasted All Week?”
Ha! I could never afford one of those other dime bags!
Now that’s funny, just thinking back on those days….aaah the memories.
Ahhh those were the days!! I don’t buy full size candy bars for Halloween, but I ALWAYS hand out chocolate! I’m sure the other dime bags aren’t what they used to be either. Haha!
Glad you read to the end – yes, nothing is like it used to be “back in the day!”
Those were the days my Sis. Now I only buy gum/candy for my purse and spend more than $1.00. I used to spend a lot on Trick or Treat candy for the kids not anymore.
We stopped giving out candy after the boys got older, and now most of the kids on our street no longer head out either. I just keep the lights off and watch “Halloween”