In Reminisce Magazine, (November/December 2017 Issue), while reading the article, “Merrily They Rolled Along Their Malted Milky Way,” written by Connie Christensen, I couldn’t help but laugh. Ms. Christensen wrote about her experience covering for a co-worker in the candy department at J.C. Penney. Connie actually worked selling luggage and greeting cards. So, it was a challenge for her to work temporarily in the candy department.
There was an accident that happened with the malted milk balls. These small pieces of candy covered the floor and Connie was doing her best to pick them up when her co-worker returned. At first, Connie wasn’t sure how her co-worker would deal with this dilemma. But, when she started laughing at the situation, Connie laughed, too. Both women actually had fun picking up the malted milk balls off the floor. Some, of course, they enjoyed eating. A few here and a few there, yum!
Ms. Christensen’s story brought back fond memories of my childhood. My mother enjoyed sharing stories of when she grew up in Montreal, Canada. One of her stories she shared was about her two older sisters working in a candy factory. Sometimes, her older sister, Gladys, would stuff chocolate candy in her blouse and bring it home for my mother to enjoy. It was one of my mother’s fondest memories, because my mother grew up during the depression. Her family didn’t have money to spend on candy. So, for her it was a much appreciated treat.