Does anyone remember these – Birthday Corsages?

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    fishseddyNYzn5A
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    So what exactly is a candy corsage?
    A candy corsage is a pin-on corsage or wrist corsage adorned with ribbon bows, tulle, some sparkly beads and a quirky confection that is linked to the birthday. The following list shows the confections that were associated with specific birthday years.

    • 10th birthday – lollipops
    • 11th birthday – gum drops
    • 12th birthday – tootsie rolls
    • 13th birthday – bubble gum
    • 14th birthday – dog biscuits
    • 15th birthday – life savers
    • 16th birthday – sugar cubes
    • 17th birthday – lemon drops
    • 18th birthday – cigarettes

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    Posynut_NY_zone4
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    Never heard of them so knew nothing about confection linked to birthday.


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    fishseddyNYzn5A
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    Posy, they were popular in the 50′s and 60′s.


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    bratnella_NM
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    I’ve never heard of them, either, and I was born in 1951.

    And since when were dog biscuits considered a confection (except to my husband LOL)? And cigarettes? I can understand that as the 18th birthday thing, but they’re NOT a confection.


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    fishseddyNYzn5A
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    I was born in 1950 in Greenpoint. Brooklyn.  Maybe these were just a New York City thing.


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    carross
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    Cute, but I don’t remember them, I’m in Michigan.

    Carol


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    Jo Ann
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    They were not popular here either.  I’ve never heard of them, but it’s a neat idea (except for the dog biscuits and cigarettes).


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    tealbirdIA_Z4
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    Never heard of them either.

    But my Stepmother sent a pillow corsage when I had my Myst surgery.  In the ‘old’ days they had real flowers to pin on your pillow. INteresting.

    I  pinned it on my day coat where cancer was removed. Worked for me.

    Maybe that ‘sweet’ was brought out by a candy company?


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    oldgirl06
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    I have never heard of the corsages either.  I’m in Minnesota.

    There is candy shaped like dog biscuits.  The brown ones are graham flavored, and colored ones are fruit flavored.   And there are candy cigarettes—a white stick with a red or pink end to make them look “real”!   These things are still made.

    I don’t remember the dog biscuits from back then, but I do remember the candy cigarettes.

     


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    Posynut_NY_zone4
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    I remember candy cigarettes in the penny case in the corner grocery store.

    I was in high school in the 50′s but the corsage thing with confections weren’t around in this part of the state, so maybe a city thing.


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    Gayle
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    Must have been a local thing.  I never heard of them ether.


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    Carol Johnson
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    Judy I have never heard of them either and I am in Michigan and born in 51 ..but seems like a neat thing to do…


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    surferdude_FL
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    I’ve never heard of them either. I’m 67 years and 9 months old…I do remember the 50′s and 60′s, got married in ’67  :-)

    Terry


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    bratnella_NM
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    I didn’t even think about candy cigarettes. @@ @ me. I never saw dog bone shaped cookies back then, though. If I had, I’d have wanted them. LOL
    I do remember pillow corsages, but I never had one. And I remember wearing a corsage to church on Mother’s day (white carnation if your mother was alive, red if she was gone, or maybe it was the other way around) and we always had corsages at Easter, too.


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    fishseddyNYzn5A
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    Brat, the purpose of the dog bones I found out was to mean Puppy Love, and I think they used real cigarettes when you turned 18.


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