Jul 11 2006

Snapshot: Childhood

Watermelon Jolly Ranchers always make me think instantly of the first time I saw the movie Beetlejuice. It was in the old movie theatre here in town. I had a Watermelon Jolly Rancher in the “stick” shape (not the little nuggets they are now) and a cherry Coke. I remember dipping the candy into the soda as I watched the movie, but always keeping one eye on the huge hole in the ceiling tiles. I was absolutely convinced that Beetlejuice was going to come through the ceiling and kill me (I scared easily as a kid- I was even afraid of Gremlins, the movie). Somehow, it’s still a good memory.

What about you? Are there certain tastes/smells/sounds that never fail to bring you back?