RE: Penny Candy in New Jersey
Ok,so I am not from the 50's, but I still love penny candy. When I was in catholic grade school in NJ, we would get out at noon on Wednesdays. Most of the entire school would walk to the local library, and on the way there was this tiny, dark, corner store where penny candy was sold. The woman behind the counter must have been 80, and if you asked for a dollar worth of gummy fish or red hot dollars, she would count out 100 of them v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. Ot seemed to take forever, when in reality it was probably just a couple of minutes. There would be a line of kids out the door, and when you left, they all looked at you with a mix of anger and longing, lol. Just two years ago the owner passed away and they tore down her store. I'm still a little sad.