February 2, 2023
Candy canes are a popular item stocked on candy counters at Christmas time. When my father operated his business on Blauvelt’s Hill, each Christmas season he displayed a small bucket size container on top of his candy case. The bucket was filled with candy canes.
I never measured one, but I suspect they were about 12 inches in length with a diameter of a half to three-quarters of an inch. In those days, the large canes could be purchased for a quarter.
I don’t know if Dad stocked them because they sold well or if he enjoyed eating the candy.
If I wanted a piece of the candy cane,...