all go together. I remember looking each Christmas at the Eaton’s catalogue (they delivered orders) in the colorful candy-chocolate section. I knew there was only so much I could request in the small family order.
The hard candy in different shapes (ribbons, stripes, and the like) and colors, was what I would order each year with its modest price (under 3 bucks as I recall). We’re talking hard, potentially teeth-breaking stuff (right up there with filling-removers like Mackintosh toffee). But that candy was a key pleasurable, annual treat in my childhood.
This limit and choice seemed pre-destined for a 1950’s poor kid. And yes, I even used paperboy money to pay eventually my share. Whenever I think about poor people these daze, I imagine the same kinds of limited, limiting choices kids still have to make based on budget and poverty.