The Thrill Of Going To The Penny Candy Store!

By Karen Harris
Child buying sweets at shop counter 9th April 1962. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

Walking to the local candy store as a kid was such a thrill. This is when walking alone, or with a sibling or friend, was still safe. After doing Saturday morning chores, it was a treat to get a dime to take to the corner store. Oh, the possibilities… Walking into the store was actually overwhelming because it was then time to make important and careful choices.