Sunday, February 19, 2012

TWINCHIES ON MONDAY - DREAM

Twinchies are Inchies only instead of 1 inch square they are 2 inches square.  The theme this week is DREAM.  My Twinchie represents my dream in about 1948.  

The war was over, but there were still many shortages and one of them was sugar.  My mother would tell us about sugar mice, licorice sherberts, barley sugar and much more.  We would see the old, empty, metal chocolate bar dispensers, on the railway stations.  We couldn't even imagine being able to purchase chocolate bars out of a machine. The British are known for having a sweet tooth and was I certainly no different.  In fact, even today, I can't pass a booth selling cotton candy (candy floss).   I can pass by cake, pie, and ice-cream -- but candy, especially chocolates -- that's my weakness!


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11 comments:

snafu said...

The nose pressed against the window. Nice story, nice Twinchie :)

Wanda said...

Darling illustration of a frustrating time. I remember Sugar Rations, and a stamp my mom had and it was only good for a certain amount of sugar at the store. Same with bacon, and a few other items.

I love the pigtails and the nose agaist the glass.

Good job!

Jane and Chris said...

Ah, so sweet!(no pun intended)
Jane x

Jose said...

Love it, it reminds my childhood as my mom had a little convinience store in Mexico city and that's how many kids with no means used to stand and look through the display cases.

MorningAJ said...

Nice interpretation. I'm not a 'sugar' fan as such. You can keep your candy floss - but I can't say no to an ice cream!

Scriptor Senex said...

Another lovely twinchie. Ah, sugar mice. Those were the days.

jabblog said...

Very nice interpretation. Sweet shops used to be so attractive.

Martyn and Sandy said...

wonder what memories our grandchildren will have....certainly not that!

Martha said...

I am struggling with those molasses cookies int he kitchen. Haven't eaten one yet, but they are calling me.

Martha said...

I am struggling with those molasses cookies int he kitchen. Haven't eaten one yet, but they are calling me.

Sandy said...

This inchie is adorable.