dollars to donuts.

Nostalgic thoughts on a Saturday morning. Fun! As kids we used to collect soda bottles and get five cents for small ones and ten cents for the large ones (if I recall correctly) and a bit later the newly invented aluminum soda and beer cans for money. With long licorice strings and bubble gum selling for only a penny, Big Hunk bars for a nickel, and most candy bars a dime (and they were all larger in those days!) we used to be able to gorge ourselves sick. We were in that sweet spot (pun intended) where recycling was become a big deal and the deposit value of the bottles and cans had gone up much faster than the cost of the candy. Sweet times! We’d clean up nearby orchards on weekends and a week later the orchards would be ready for another bountiful harvest, and I’m not talking fruit!
With Love,

I didn't have my glasses on....


m and f in training at just one of our family businesses.

at our size you can grow 10- 20 billion dollars a year,

absolutely you can.

– Charles Holley

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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5 Responses to dollars to donuts.

  1. ksbeth says:

    thanks for sharing this russ. i think it triggers memories for many of us )

    • russtowne says:

      By the way, my mom often used the phrase “Dollars to Donuts”. Reading that as the title of your post brought a smile to my face even before I saw the delightful content. Your posts so often evoke feelings of a greater connection and I always look forward to reading them!

  2. Yeah I can remember going to the shop to cash in soft drink bottles and using the money to by lollies

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