Monday, February 15, 2016

Washington's Birthday

OK old farts, who remembers this candy? I used to get these cherry lollipops once a year for Washington's birthday. My Mom would get a little plastic bag of them in early February and I would think that was so special. What a way to salute George chopping down that cherry tree!

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  1. Never even saw those before. Pop a cherry to salute George? Okay.

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    1. I wonder if George popped Martha's cherry?

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    2. Martha cringed every time George said at Mount Vernon cocktail parties, "I cannot tell a lie."

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    3. Incidentally, "Mount" Vernon was a description, not a command.
      To Vernon's undying relief.

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    4. He was her 2nd husband, so no.

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  2. You mean Washington's Birthday isn't about buying a new car or a couch?

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    1. And here in North Cackalacky they have forgotten all about the holiday and are even making the kids go to school. It's unconstitutional!

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  3. I didn't even get candy on my own birthday, much less some old guy's birthday. My childhood was a rip off.

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    1. Damn, you probably need therapy, or beer, or both!

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  4. Are you sure those aren't plastic cherries from that kids' game?

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  5. And they taste like.... cherries? :)

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  6. I've never seen these despite being an old fart :)

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  7. I have never, ever seen anything like those. Can't say I'm sad my parents didn't follow your family's tradition. They look nasty.

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    1. From my informal poll, I think it was just a PA, NY thing.

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  8. I know I am late getting over here. Washington's Birthday has come and gone. I don't remember those candies but they are so cute. I loved the fact that all the holidays like Washington's BD and Lincoln's BD were big deals when I was in grade school.

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    1. Me too. Now our schools here in NC don't even have the day off. Sad!

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  9. He was the first. He forged right through that cherry tree.
    Those are cute. I don't remember, and I'm kind of jealous.
    Have a great week!

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    1. My childhood friend found some on Ebay. Now I'm wondering if they are leftover from the 70's.

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  10. I've not seen those before, but neato.

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