Spring is in the air.. Although the weather around me is quite cool and a bit dreary, i know that the sun and the summer are right around the corner.. My people are coming to open my doors soon, May 1st to be exact, and I will be brimming with laughter, voices, children's smiles and people telling there coal related stories.. I love to hear the stories told by the people who once lived here and visited my place. Alot of people mention about the 'ol company store being the Walmart of yesterday. True, we did sell alot of things back in the coal camp days.. Can you name anything you can recall that would have been sold in the company store before 1954?
I can remember Bononmo Turkish Taffy. Funny it was neither turkish or taffy. But yummmmmmmmmmmmmm it was good! They no longer make that
"smack it" and "crack it "candy. It was a great invention by Victor Bonomo who past away at age 100 yrs in 1999. Recent update is that a new company has acquired the brand and is working to recreate the recipe . Perhaps I will once again hear the sound of the "smack" and the candy cracking into many little pieces to shared with one another.
Well, till next time