Richard S. wrote:1. Stopping off at the Mom and Pop candy store right next to the school to buy penny candy.There are no more stores like this, our town had 3 or four.
23. Tag at recess... can't do that now.. WTF.
Two that I'll comment on......
Used to go to Zerns Farmers Market in Gilbertsville, PA when I was a kid and I would head straight for the penny candy booths - swedish fish were my favorite. We always headed there right before school started in the Fall to get me a pair of sneakers to last the school year. I know there was a bad fire there a few years back, I wonder if they rebuilt it in any form? Any Berks County locals know??
I remember playing tag at recess in second grade and accidentally grabbing a classmates shirt as he ran by. The buttons popped right off his shirt and we both started blubbering about how we were in big trouble. I thought I was going to get whacked for grabbing it and he thought he was going to get whacked for having his good shirt ruined. Our teacher walked him and me to her house a couple blocks away where she sewed the buttons back on his shirt. She mentioned something along the line that since it was fixed nobody had to be in trouble for anything. And as far as I know she never told his parents or mine so neither of us got in trouble at home (you can bet we didn't say anything!). No other teacher ever took her place as my favorite!