If my grandpa were alive today, he would have turned 90 years old! I can imagine him still on his farm taking a swim in his pool! Unfortunately he died in 1991, but many memories I have of him are as if they just happened. Today a memory popped up that I did not include in my book....The topic is CHERRIES!
Whenever my grandparents were given a box of Fannie May candy Grandpa and I used to compete to see who could find the chocolate covered cherry first. I especially loved the two-pound box of candy because we were guaranteed one chocolate covered cherry on each level of candy. Whoever would find the chocolate covered cherries first would quickly pop them in their mouth and savor the flavor. Grandpa quite often won and after years of competing he showed me a Fannie May secret. The chocolate covered cherries had a fancy "C" dripped in chocolate on their top. Hmmmmmm....no wonder I very seldom won!
Maraschino Cherries were also a kiddy favorite and whenever we'd be out for dinner and the grown-ups would have an adult beverage, I'd often have a Kiddie Cocktail! Grandpa always made sure the waitress would put extra Maraschino Cherries in my drink.