My Uncle Was Willy Wonka

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childhood, Memories | Posted on 22-07-2014

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Once I was Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And my uncle was Willy Wonka. Kinda.

My uncle drove a candy delivery truck and one day, he invited me along on his route. Riding shotgun in a candy truck! I had scored the golden ticket!

From dawn until dusk, the sweet smells of chocolate, bubble gum, licorice, gumdrops, nougat, caramel, and nuts filled the air. And my tummy.

We drove through country roads and stopped at general stores, gas stations, markets, and coffee shops to stock them with gum, candy, and chips. Everyone greeted my uncle with a smile. Because he was so friendly. And. How. Can. You. Resist. The. Candy. Man. And his sidekick.

Eating. Laughing. Exploring. Then, oh-so-sick at the end of the day.

It was one of the sweetest days of my childhood. 🙂

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