Do any of you remember when Cracker Jack boxes looked like this? I was at the Cracker Barrell last week and spied this box. It was like seeing an old friend. I picked up a package of Neccos (I loved the chocolate ones), some Mary Janes and a pack of Clove gum.
When I was about seven or eight, I took swimming lessons. I had to meet a school bus at out local service station and ride about 10 miles to the Potomac River. (There were no pools in my area in those days). Before loading the bus, everyone would by a bag of "penny" candy for the ride. Most of the time, I had a quarter and would buy those little wax bottles with sugary syrup inside, Squirrel Nuts, Mary Janes, etc. Oh, I almost forgot candy cigarettes. I hope I saved all these treats for the ride home, but if I didn't, that explains why I can't swim very well to this day!