My lovely sister, Cari, informed me that if I did not call her as soon as I received her package, I would be dead to her. I was nervous because if you know the layout of my house, you would know that we don't really frequent the actual front door all that often. Packages can be there for days untouched, especially if nobody visits us. The front door doesnt really get much action is what I'm trying to say.
And so tonite I remembered to check the door and lookie what I found waiting for me??!!
Fun Dip, Zotz and Now & Laters - this was what I would buy when the Pink Popcorn bricks ran out at International Swim Center. And they ALWAYS seemed to be out of those! I really miss that pink popcorn from International. I DO NOT however, miss those funky net bags you had to put your stuff inside the locker room, the wet, slimy concrete floor in the locker room, or the red oozing sores on the bottom of my toes after a long day at the pool.
Jolly Ranchers sticks - from 7-11 on the corner of Kiely and Benton, bottom shelf, 10 cents each. It was a bummer when you would hop off your bike after the ride home only to discover that you bought the hot cinnamon flavor instead of the cherry one that you had originally meant to buy. Funny, how I only paid for one Jolly Rancher, but managed to arrive home with 4 or 5. As a sidenote, I am so old that I remember when Big Gulps came out.
The Bazooka gum - home games at the snack bar at Central Park when I played softball as a Pal-Gal. Go Grizzlies! I rocked left field.
The wax lips - I always heard of these being given out in our neighborhood for Halloween, but I never was lucky enough to score any. I think they must have been handing them out clear over on Dixon Drive and that was way far for me to venture. I worked the Benton St houses back then.
And finally, the Mamba - in the 7th grade, Jennifer Cometa would bring them from her parents store and sell them to us in class.
To be totally fair, I loooooooved what my other sister, Rory gave me. It came from our favorite boutique, Oh Sweet Sadie. She gave me the necklace, which I need to put a picture in, and the funky hat. Yes I do realize it's sitting a little high on my head in this picture.
The birthday is still going strong, the way it oughtta go!