Nostalgic About Halloween Candy

Macro close-up of candy

Halloween is right around the corner and the stores are loaded with bags of candy for trick-or-treaters.

I love my weekly photo challenges and I couldn’t believe that the planets (or pumpkins?) aligned for a photo challenge trifecta!

Candy Close-up for Halloween photo challenge.

Nothing is more nostalgic than a bowl of candy for Halloween. I remember loving Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops as a kid.

According to the Tootsie Roll Industries’ company history, Leo Hirschfeld began selling the chewy candies in his little shop in New York City in 1896.

We buy the huge bag and donate most of it to our church’s Harvest/Halloween Festival, then distribute some to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

The Photo Challenge

If you follow my blog, I rarely miss the opportunity to post in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Nostalgia

Jennifer Nichole Wells has THEE best photo challenges, and she puts in a lot of work to organize and host these. This whole month is about all things Halloween and today’s prompt is Candy!

This is my first submission for the Macro Moments Challenge: week 13 hosted by the lovely Musin with Susan’s Blog The close-up of the candy was fun to shoot with my trusty Samsung Galaxy 5.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge Triple Play: Nostalgic about Halloween Candy

I created this graphic with one of my images in PicMonkey for sharing at link parties. If you are wondering how to do this, check out my eBook, Better Blogging with Photography available for 99 cents on Amazon.

Have you considered participating in photo challenges? The ones mentioned above are open to anyone!

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31 thoughts on “Nostalgic About Halloween Candy

  1. Hi, Terri – I am happy to have found your site (via Janis’ RetirementallyChallenged blog). I have just had a quick look, and I have already found several inspiring posts. You mentioned that you just switched back to WordPress.com from WordPress.org. I’d be very interested in knowing your reasons for this. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Donna
    http://www.retirementreflections.com

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    • Hi Donna, thanks for checking out my blog, glad to know it is working! Just visited your site and loved your post about being invited to dinner! I subscribed to your blog. I hope to be posting next week about why I switched back. My migration is still in the works. I really love the WordPress weekly photo challenges and hope to get a post up for Friday.

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  2. Too many candy memories to put in this comment space except to say we were poor so my creative Dad drove us to what he called the “rich people’s houses” and boy, did we score!! Full size candy bars and sometimes even MONEY! (He did this when it came time to sell Girl Scout Cookies also!)

    Now, my grandsons are old enough to actually be considering NOT GOING Trick or Treating!! They are only 11 and 13!! So sad.

    But I made a great discovery. I went to our local candy store to find a little something special just for them, you know, so they wouldn’t feel derived if they decided they were too OLD to dress up and go out.

    Let me just say Gummy Body Parts!! (eyeballs, brains, fat juicy gums with teeth, fingers, feet!)

    And they are GOOD. (Yes, Gramma had to try them!)

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