Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Candy Salesman

The Candy Salesman • this painting is sold

We grew up in a great era. Board games and family dinners .. Moms stayed home, cleaned, cooked and wore aprons. You could smell supper on the stove or cookies in the oven. Dads worked outside the house and on weekends families would take long drives through the countryside. There was little tv, but sometimes, as a treat, we would roll the tv stand into the living room and eat our dinner on snack trays while enjoying The Wonderful World of Disney at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

We ate ribbon candy and dots and wax lips and candy cigarettes. We played at the park up the street and participated in Romper Day at the Fairgrounds. We went to Ocean City NJ for one weekend each year where all of us slept in just two rooms. We picnicked with our dozens of cousins and aunts and uncles.

My Parents would put up the Christmas tree after we all were fast asleep on Christmas eve ... and in the wee hours of the morning, we'd tiptoe down the stairs, turn the corner, and see the beautiful tree all lit up with colored lights. Santa had come ....

We grew up in a great era.

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Blogger Pat Meyer said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Just beautiful. I always enjoy your paintings and how you can take a simple every day object and do a unique little painting out of it. Pat

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