Hard Candy Christmas

This picture brings back great memories when I was a kid. Most rural stores, like general stores, all carried these, hard candies. The cost was usually a penny.

Back in the eighties Dolly Parton along with Burt Reynolds were in a musical movie, “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”. (It is risque in parts) The movie is centered around a brothel in a rural area of Texas. The madam, “Mona” was played by Dolly. There was a sheriff, played by Burt. The two were having an affair on the side keeping it from the eyes of the people. Things start taking a turn when a “televangelist” gets word about the house and begins to telecast about it. Well the pressure becomes severe and the sheriff orders it to close.

Their is a closing song where Mona and her girls are daydreaming what they may want to do after leaving the “Chicken House”.

Here is the refrain of the song sung by Dolly Parton, “Hard Candy Christmas”:

Fine and dandy
Lord, it’s like a hard candy Christmas
I’m barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won’t let
Sorrow bring me way down

I’ll be fine and dandy
Lord, it’s like a hard candy Christmas
I’m barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won’t let
Sorrow bring me way down

Source: Musixmatch

I realize that many this year are looking at the holidays as a Hard Candy Christmas. For many life has been turned upside down. Restrictions are king in most parts of North America, Britain, and the rest of the World.

I heard stories from grandparents and other seniors about the hard times during the wars and the great depression. For Christmas gifts children would probably receive home knitted socks, a piece of hard candy, and if available, an orange.

I am writing this post to offer my message of hope for everyone this holiday season. Hope has finally arrived in small vials containing Covid-19 vaccine. It is the hope that we are in the dark tunnel, but, we have be offered a flashlight to shine ahead to see the end of the tunnel.

For those who have suffered a lost, I send you my condolences. If you are separated from family the hope is by next year you will be able to celebrate the holidays together.

No matter how you celebrate the Holy Days it is my wishes that they be peaceful and full of hope in the New Year!

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  1. Gersom Clark

    Merry CHRISTmas! GOD bless you and your family!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Merry Christmas!

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  2. Angie

    Hope you and your family had good Christmas!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I had a quiet day Angie> Thank you for your comment!

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