Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wax Lips

Remember those wax lips when you were a kid?

I remember walking to the corner store where I could buy penny candy such as wax lips, licorice whips and sugar dots.

There was always a jar of home made, ice cold, dill pickle spears on the counter when I made my penny purchases. My purchases generally included red wax cherry-flavored lips, black licorice whips, and those pastel colored sugar dots glued to a strip of white paper.

The pickle spears were at least six inches long and loaded with garlic and lots of dill weed. The thought of those pickles still make my mouth water. I paid for my penny candy, then paid an extra nickle for a pickle. The store owner put the candy in a paper bag, and wrapped the pickle in a piece of wax paper for me to eat on the way home, which I did...along with the bag of penny candy. After eating the dill pickle, and the candy, I firmly planted the wax lips between my upper and lower teeth. I was a sight when I got home; black licorice on either side of my face with two bright red lips right in the middle.

Those were the days when I spent most of the evening with a very bad stomach ache. Most of the time it was worth it, but after while I decided that dill pickles, penny candy, and cherry flavored wax lips do not go well together. But what does an eight year old know? !

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18 comments:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I was going to say that sounds like a recipe for a tummy ache, but a lot of fun!!! Great memories!

EG CameraGirl said...

I used to love "wearing" those waxy lips. Ha! The memories. ;))

Leovi said...

Very beautiful, wonderful sensual lips!

carol l mckenna said...

What a fun post for L ~ used to love those wax lips ~ 'penny candy' ~ Great choice for L ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Valerie said...

I don't think waxy lips were around when I was a kid. What fun, though, apart from the tummy ache.

Lmkazmierczak said...

I remember those days...better than those lip augmentations that are so popular now♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/looking-up/

fredamans said...

I used to grab wax lips all the time as a kid. What fun!

Gattina said...

Funny childhood memories ! I remember that I tried to smoke dried mint leaves in a toy pipe, to imitate grandpas and became sick ! I also was about 8, lol !

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

HAH! I was thinking while I was reading, that's something I would have done back then and paid for with a stomach ache.


Susan Anderson said...

Oh, how my sister and I used to love those wax lips! And the dill pickles, too.

=)

Betty said...

Oh yes, I had those waxed lips too! I wonder if they're still sold today? I haven't seen them in years, but I haven't been looking either.

Melody Harrison said...

Wooo! Memories,aye? I used to wear those as a kid too. :)

Judie said...

Hahahaha!!!!! I LOVED those wax lips! I remember them sooo well. Great post!!

Grantham Lynn said...

I jus didn't think lips. Someone else did lipstick! Thanks for visiting. I figured you would like the horse quote!
Have a great weekend.

edenhills said...

What wonderful memories! I hadn't thought of those lips in years.

Splendid Little Stars said...

hilarious! (well, sorta)
I remember wax lips. and those candy dots!
I remember riding my bike to the corner store to buy candy. Most cost a nickel. 25 cents would go a long way.

Sandra Black said...

Oh the jump back in time. Sometimes I just like to enjoy myself as if I was an eight year old again.

Jenny said...

Would it be wrong to call you pickle lips?

ha!

this was a cute link to the letter L.

Thanks for linking.

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