Howdy, all. Sorry that the site has been without update the last two days. I’ve had an injury, and today is the first time I’ve been able to keep my eyes on a computer screen for more than a few seconds without a lot of pain.
You see, late Wednesday night, my dog decided that jumping upon my face was a good idea… and her claw proceeded to scratch my cornea – dead center, as a matter of fact. After several hours at the ophthalmologist the next morning, I left fully eye-patched up.
From there, I endured a good 36 hours of waves of pain and discomfort, mixed with bouts of pain-killer-induced sleep and euphoria.
And, of course, I was thinking about CollectingCandy.com, and what I might write about, with regard to my absence. While I’m still dealing with a bit of occasional pain, and my injured eye has yet to regain full focus back, I did want to get something posted to the site today. So, I thought I’d give you a few pieces of Pirate-themed, or more specifically, eye-patch wearing candy.
Let’s start with one of my favorites, Topps’ Gold Rush gum. I’ll be presenting a major piece on Gold Rush later on, so consider this a bit of a tease for what is to follow:
That pirate lacks the grimace that came with my eye-patch, as well as the beard. I have finally learned why pirates wear beards – it’s not because it’s the style, it’s because it’s so damned hard to shave with only one good eye.
Next up, a bit of an odd one from the UK. This is from Bassett’s, the folks who are known for their Jelly babies and their “Allsorts”, which has been sold stateside. I guess this is supposed to be a pirate-clown:
Next up is a classic gum treat that you can still find from time-to-time, though this great vintage package style isn’t used anymore. This wrapper is from Spain, but it’s the same one they used here in the United States:
And wrapping up today is the image of another happy pirate, this time from a vintage ad for Life Savers. I’ve mentioned it before, but this year marks Life Savers 100th Anniversary, and I’m working on a big feature to mark that for later in the year.
And that’s everything for today’s post. Not much to it, I know, but I hope you’ll forgive me the lack of focus today since I’m only working with one good eye. I hope that by tomorrow morning I’ll be back to normal, or nearly so, and I can deliver some more fun candy goodness. Thanks for dropping by!