My Father
Never Recovered
From The Depression


During recess
in the '50s,
the snack bar opened
for 15 minutes.
Those who had money
could buy
a candy bar
for a nickel.
Sometimes my friend
would give me a bite
of her Baby Ruth.

Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis






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