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Kids: Funny, Poor, And Sweet-F

We loved the lollipops, cracker jacks, holloway candy sticks We adored the chocolate coated ice cream bars and the tootsie rolls. We could not get enough of the pop sickles, cool aids, and soda pops. We sang a love song saying, “Ice cream, soda water, cream on top, tell me the name of your sweetheart”. We had the best tasting cookies and cigarette candies that eyes had ever seen. We were just poor kids in America’s poorest state, but no kids were sweeter than us. Hot as fire, hassled and harassed by humidity and drops of sweat, but we were sweet. Life was hard in my little Mississippi Delta town; But somewhere between hard work and chores; between feeding the chickens and the cows; between feeding the goats and the hogs; between watching TV and doing homework; between the sun ups and the sundowns; and between the dawn and the dust; Yes, in between, we found time to play. Most times we were okay, didn’t go astray, and had lots of fun in the barns, playing in the hay. We rolled rubber tires like driving fast cars; laughed out loud as we sucked whining balls. Money was always lacking, but we did our share of licking, chewing, and sucking the sweet stuff. We bought a lot for the few pennies, nickels, and dimes that we had. We could buy our treats cheap back then. So we did our best to stay sweet, chewing bubble gum filled with sugar. We didn’t have a care and learned how to share, and the sweet stuff was always there. 013008PSContest, Childlike Fun, Caren Krutsinger, 2P

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Date: 7/1/2018 1:32:00 AM
This brings back memories. Congrats on your win, it’s well deserved.
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Date: 7/1/2018 12:52:00 AM
Nice reminisces, Curtis, fun times in hardship. Well done. Viv
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Date: 7/1/2018 12:52:00 AM
Nice reminisces, Curtis, fun times in hardship. Well done. Viv
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Date: 6/30/2018 4:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this nostalgic look back and a well-written story. Enjoyed! :)
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Date: 6/30/2018 10:37:00 AM
Congratulations, Curtis, on your great win.. Lovely story Hugs Eve ~`*
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