CANDY BAR CLASSICS
This column is, admittedly, different than most. Blame progress. I don’t like “new & improved” anything; I’m a fan of “old & worse.” Which is how we wound up with today’s topic.
Something in the news recently made me wince. Butterfinger candy bars have switched to a “new & improved recipe.” That’s like waving goodbye as the Titanic sets sail; you know it’s going to end badly. Remember 1986’s New Coke debacle? Continue reading →
WHEN CANDY CHANGED AT THE DROP OF A HAT
Milton didn’t like farm work. It was just that simple. Farming is a hard life filled with hard work from sunrise to sundown; it was doubly hard in the 19th Century before today’s modern conveniences.
Milton wasn’t lazy. Quite the opposite. He just wanted to do something different. (That was common among young people in the late 1800s. Click here to read about another youth who used his talent to escape the family farm.) Continue reading →