Friday, March 27, 2009

A Vintage Series Cravat Returns, And So Do I, To Bygone Days Via Corner Store Confections

When I was a little kid, I used to walk three blocks to Czuba's corner market, plunk down my nickel and buy penny candy. I'd choose from Smarties, Nik-l-Nips, wax lips, those long strips of paper with candy dots on them, jawbreakers, Pixi Stix, and a bunch of other cheap delights. Brian's tie tonight--a Vintage Series favorite too long absent--reminded me of those long ago days, with its stripes of coin silver and licorice whip red.