Sadly items and places from my childhood no longer exist to share with my grandchild. Still I take my daugher and grandkids to the local Greek Diner. You think these neighborhood places are there forever but they are disappearing.
I went for a fast trip to the corner store. Cheekie was jumping up and down screaming she wants gum. I went looking for Old Bazooka Joe and didn't find that or Hubba Bubba or Chicklets. I found some Wrigleys spearmint. I couldn't find Cracker Jack and used the ConAgra knock offs.
There are many brands forgotten. I loved Planters Peanut butter. Gator Gum is a thing of the past. Five Alive is still produced but I haven't seen it in twenty years.
I will try and share a bar of Goldenbergs Peanut chews. They are a local treasure and hopefully they will be around for Cheekies kids too.
Sharing bits of your childhood with the Grandkids is part of the maze of life. Even small things like enjoying fresh coleslaw on a Turkey sandwich are parts of life. The grandkids are plenty of fun.