Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Going to Town

Do you have many memories from when you were very, very young? I do. I think I was about 4 yrs old when our neighbor and landlord Mrs. Finke would take us to town in the very early 60s.

Our mom and all of us kids would pile in and she would take us to heavenly McDonalds. This was before they sold over a million burgers! Then we would go to a little grocery store (long before there was a 7-11) and buy a little bit of candy. I mean a little bit. We were very poor. But I recall eating those fake coke bottles, kind of like gummy bears? But when you bit into them, a tiny bit of yummy coke flavored goodness would cover your taste buds. That was very cool. Like - How did they get Coke inside a gummy candy bottle?

This card is made in memory of Mrs. Finke. She was what neighbors were all about - love, generosity, and goodness.

{Stamp Set: Technique Tuesday, All Aboard}



  1. Rosy, enjoyed your vintage card, and that's a lovely EF you used on this one. Enjoyed your story too, and I remember those waxy bottles. Once you got the goo out, you chewed the wax, didn't you?We did! Then finally all the flavor would be gone, so it would be sent to the trash. Kids were easily entertained in that era. TFS & Hugs

  2. Rosy what a lovely memory and a beautiful card to honor a wonderful lady. You told that story so lovingly, it certainly warmed my heart.

  3. What a gorgeous card. And, your story is so lovely too. My parents lived on a farm, but Saturday afternoon or night was for going to town to do the shopping and while Mom and Dad shopped they left us at the movie theatre as they had an early special for the kids before the regular feature. Cheaper too. But in the summer time, we took in a Saturday night movie at the drive-in theatre. No McDonalds near us, but we did have a local A&W that we frequented a lot. Thanks for taking me back to memory lane too.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!