CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK 5
THE GUMBALL MACHINE
Do you remember as a child saving your penny, nickel or quarter to feed into the gumball machine? Originally one penny, the standard cost of one gumball in the United States is now a quarter.
During my childhood this piece of bubble gum cost a nickel. The machines could be found in the supermarket, the corner stores and at the amusement parks.
I would put my nickel into the slot at the base of the machine, turn the handle clockwise at a 360 degree angle and wait for my piece of candy to be dispensed into a chute at the bottom of the machine that was closed off by a little metal hanging flap.
I remember putting that big round piece of hard candy in the jaw of my mouth, sucking on it until is became soft, and then crack into it and start blowing large bubbles. Boy, was that fun. If I was lucky I would come across the gumball machines that had the small rectangular pieces of gum and you received a handful of little pieces instead of one large piece.
I saw these lines of gumball machines at the mall and they brought back some odd ball memories of childhood pleasures. Do you have such odd ball memories?
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