Friday, September 23, 2011

Memories of Cherry Mash

I saw a picture of a Cherry Mash Candy the other day. It reminded me of how much I miss my Grand-mère. She was the kind of Grand-mère that was always prepared. It may have been because she lived through the depression or it may have been she was born a girl scout! I swear, she had everything a person ever needed in her purse!

Gram's handbag was very much like Mary Poppins carpetbag purse. Need a bandage for a school yard scrape? There was Grams digging away triumphantly pulling up two sizes (plus Bactine & a tissue to dry any crocodile tears). She had every form of peppermint & a tasty, aromatic little Violet candy by C.Howard (that I love to this day).

She had screwdrivers, tweezers, a sewing kit - buttons included, a compact & bottle top opener (which as a child I didn't I get it - lol). A flashlight, crackers...doesn't every Grand-mère have crackers in their purse?

Being the little kid I was, I have to say that my favorite thing she carried was the extra change at the bottom of her bag. With a special smile, only grandparents have, she would purchase two Cherry Mash candies. We always ate them before we got back to the car.

I've noticed Bandaids & tweezers have crept into my I just need to dig out some extra"bottom" change to purchase a Cherry Mash. Oh! and be sure to finish it before I get to the car.

Merci to Beverly (Pink Saturday) at How Sweet the Sound & Tasha (Pinkalicious Thursday) at Frugalicious Me for hosting such Grand Fêtes! Be sure to visit their blogs along with all the other PINK participants. Be sure to leave comments...we love 'em!


  1. I always used to carry a screwdriver around... stopped that now as it probably counts as an offensive weapon... but still tote round a tape measure, Band Aids, Paracetamol, notebook and pen. Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. What sweet memories...thanks for sharing!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  3. FuN walk down memory lane ~ lovely!
    HaPpY PS!

  4. What a darling post, thank you for bringing up fond memories for me as well, a cherry mash candy bar always tastes better when there's a fond memory attached!... HPS... hugs ~lynne~

  5. Wonderful! What would life be without Grandmothers???? I try to be the very best one I can be and yes...I do have extra Band Aids as well as other little necessities and the extra change. We had an incident with a granddaughter and my daughter-in-law said to her she knew I would have a Band-Aid or two in my bag....and I did. I think it comes from having your own children and the things that can happen when not at!
    I enjoyed this so much!

  6. What a sweet story...I wish I had a cherry mash right now..I would definitely eat it before I got back to the car.
    Thank you for sharing such sweetness.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  7. Your grandma sounds like she was ready for anything.!!I love Cherry Mash and it is made in St. Joseph MO just about 40 miles from our home. They are fantastic candy bars--I might split one with ya.

  8. Happy pinkness...Happy Autumn....I am so excited for Fall, I know you are too !!It just makes me want to cozy up...enjoy your week-end!
    God Bless You

  9. I love, love, love cherry mash! They are the bomb! My grandmother had Clove gum and I still love that, though hard to find. Such a sweet post!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. I smiled when I saw your Memories of Cherry Mash..I just, this week, bought one at Cracker Barrel. It was just as good as they were back when I was a kid.....a long, looooong time ago.:))
    I'm about to become your newest follower..come by to see me when you can.
    xo bj

  11. What a sweet post about your Grand-Mere and cherry Mash. I loved this little memory. Lucky you to have such a loving Grand-Mere as well as her purse with everything of necessity on hand.

    Thank you for your visit on PS. This comment is late because we are out of town and busy having fun.
    XO, Jeanne


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