Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Too Hot To Write... Read My Other Stuff

We're experiencing a heat wave here in the Northeast. I believe I am the only person in Connecticut without air-conditioning. This is my gift to future generations; I can only hope that my extreme discomfort will make for a better, greener future for our children. I'm sitting in front of a fan attached to a water sprayer, so needless to say, it's a bit hot for a candy review. But I thought maybe you'd like to read this, an article I wrote about a candy mystery in my hometown. Stay tuned. The mystery is unraveling even as you read this.


Candy Professor said...

Thanks for a great story. I believe this kind of casual candy business, especially near schools, was pretty common in the first part of the century. I've come across disapproving references to such arrangements from state health authorities in the 1920s. Ignorant "elderly" and "foreigners" selling inferior, germy candy to the kids, that kind of thing.

Candy Yum Yum said...

Wow, that's really interesting that this was a "thing" back in the day. I'd love to learn more about this. I'm interviewing someone tomorrow who now lives in the old "candy house." Can't wait to hear what she has to say!

Necco Door Neighbor said...

Patti! I see a sideline emerging here! I'll go in with you on a candy shop in your backyard shed!!!! We could decorate it like a gingerbread house!

Are there children wandering around the neighborhood looking for candy? With coins?

The economy is bad, it's true, but one wonders just how lucrative this concept might prove when balanced with the risk of lawsuits, tax implications, and the children being frightened by the scary-looking children's author who lives next door.

Candy Yum Yum said...

OMG, Necco Door Neighbor, what a great idea! In fact, the Ice Cube Queen just sent me an article from a Lowe's magazine on how to make a "candy house" in your backyard. I can't believe I didn't even think of that! Although I don't see many children with coin purses these days. Perhaps a martini shack would be more profitable.