Minty memories

This morning I arrived at work to find a holiday card from one of my peers/friends on my desk.  My work friend had placed a candy cane on top of the card – and when I saw the red-and-white striped sweet, I immediately smiled.

I haven’t had a candy cane in at least 10 years (maybe more); when I saw the treat, my mind instantly, involuntarily filled with a montage of childhood memories: elementary school holiday parties, my sister and I pillaging stockings on Christmas morning (with my parents looking on fondly), melted candy on presents during December vacations in Florida… within five seconds of arriving to work this morning, I was grinning from ear to ear.

An incredibly joyful way to start the day.  Tasty, too.  🙂

Stef

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About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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12 Responses to Minty memories

  1. Touch2Touch says:

    Funny about candy canes —
    they even create their own instant memories! Love ’em —

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  2. rutheh says:

    Sweet! You work with some nice folks, Stef.

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  3. It’s amazing what can trigger or memories. Years ago they used to sell rock in the UK at seaside resorts with the name of the resort printed through it. Relatives always brought home sticks of rock for the children when they went on holiday.

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  4. TBM says:

    Love candy canes!

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  5. My first taste of candy cane mintiness came by way of some brownies a co-worker made. She frosted them with a white, mint frosting that had chunks of crushed candy can sprinkled over the top. I’ve never tasted anything like them! Yummy!!

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  6. Stef says:

    You never had a candy cane before then?! Or do you mean, your first taste of candy cane for this season?

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  7. We put a candy cane on Zephy’s stocking at Christmas which invariably get left uneaten. I’ll send it over. 😉

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