Big Top Shop in Austin,TX!
The best place to buy your retro candy is at Big Top Soda Fountain on South Congress in Austin. The best person to buy candy with, is my daughter Heidi. We spent nearly an hour and bought over $40 worth! The place was packed and that was part of the fun. I don't have memories of eating candy in the fifties, since I barely had teeth back then. But I do recall loving some of these candies when I was a little older and could walk to the candy store in Grinnell, Iowa. Candy necklaces, wax lips, candy cigarettes (I can't believe they still make them!) wax bottles with watery sweet liquid, Fizzies...!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!