Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Before Badgers... There Was Candy Corn

I saw a package of candy corn at the store today and it made me think of my Dad.
For anyone who has met my Dad he will ask you to say "badger" and if you do he will give you a tootsie roll. He is very popular with the children at church! All of my great nieces and nephews actually think tootsie rolls are called badgers. Before badgers there were carmels and toffee's, basically Brach's candies. But before that was candy corn. We could always find candy corn in my Dad's suit pockets. If we ever needed a sugar fix, to his closet we would go and go through all his suit jacket pockets. The funniest story about him carrying candy in his pockets is when he was in the Bishopric. He was setting someone apart for a calling and he could feel little hands in his pockets. A child had cleaned him out while he was setting the person setting apart. So in honor of my Dad, I bought candy corn today. It's way more sugary than I remember. Love you Dad!

1 comment:

Kyle and Nicky said...

MMMmm! Candy Corn is my favorite! Last week I went to the grocery store and couldn't find Badgers so I asked. The clerk looked at me like I was crazy and then I asked for Tootsie Rolls. Ha!