Mouthful Of Marshmallows

When Life Sticks It To You

We have to find a way

I heard an old saying it went something like this...

When life is tough and gets you down punt

I am not sure what it really meant but to me it meant when life gets you down find a solution

Punting was the best solution

Well in my case when I am having the worst day I have had in a long time

I go into the kitchen cabnet and gorge myself with marshmallows

I mean I eat so many at one sitting they are coming out of my ears

How does that help I don't know

All I know is when I am eating them I like them

The squishy feeling has to be theraputic in some way

Maybe thinking back when I was a kid and the only time I ever had marshmallows was in hot chocolate on a cold winter day

Then in the summer if we went camping on an open fire on a stick

Where they were brown or sometimes black

We had two or maybe three and that was just enough for me

Then all of a sudden I felt this nauseous sickning sweet feeling

That I felt ill

That instantly I did not want to eat anything sweet ever again

Then as the months passed all was forgotten

Funny how life makes us forget the bad things that happen

So all we have left is the good

For a little while any way

I hope this helped you

It has helped me for over four decades

The funny thing is I never thought marshmallows get old

I would pull the same package back into the cabnet until they were gone six months later

They seemed fresh as long as I put a twister on it

The thought never crossed my mind what can be opened and last for six month on a shelf and be eaten again without going bad

What's in them ???

They are miracle marshmallows


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Haven't thought this much about marshmellows....ever! I love them on a stick in the fire also...and in hot chocolate. Hope your day got better!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Picklesandrufus I forgot to mention it was on a stick we found in the woods.Not the brand new wooden sticks you can buy or the metal ones kids use today.We ate in the wild like the animals.Really roughing it.Most of the time cooking our food on the old habachi with coals that took forever to heat up.Wish we had propane tanks back then.Marshmallows heated up fast and you had to eat them quick or they would fall off the stick.Thanx for sharing.


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InCourage 4 years ago from North Carolina

We built a campfire out back last night and made smores... I love the to burn the marshmellows... and I liked your writing!


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I haven't eaten marshmellows for years, probably decades. But I do have happy memories of eating them after toasting them on a stick, and sandwiching them between slabs of chocolate and graham crackers.

I guess that's a rule of life: build up a bank full of happy memories.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

InCourage I am older now and I have a firepit in my yard.Oh what a wonderful thing.Marshmallows for everyone.With chocolate and Graham crackers does life get any better than this.2patricias When life was simple and all the happy memories come flooding in.Thanx to you both and may the good memories explode like a marshmallow and may you be covered forever in a life you can not resist.


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daisyflowrs 4 years ago from Richmond, VA

When life gets you down, punt. I believe kick its' as*. As far as marshmallows, I believe they are made with chemicals and therefore have a long shelf life. They rock when they are black on the outside and sliding off the stick on the inside. You suck! Now I am craving marshmallows!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

daisyflowrs I love the sticky mess you get on your fingers that is so hard to wipe clean.Lots of fun and lots of thoughts shared over a marshmallow stick.Thanx so much.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Don´t like marshmallows, but loved your hub as always.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick You might want to try Rocky Road icecream it has all kinds of flavors and a little marshmallow inside.Maybe it will change your mind.Maybe you had a bad marshmallow experience when you were young.Thanx for reading and as always bigger and brighter days are coming.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

I love ....´´Maybe you hd a bad marshmaaow eperience when you wre young....´´´

H a Ha Ha You crack me up.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick You might be on to something.Maybe I have repressed memories.I think I was beaten with marshmallows till I was all white and sticky.That explains how I go from one mess to another.Just reliving my past over and over again.I knew marshmellows had healing powers.Have a beautiful night.I am going to have a bowl of popcorn that could be my next hub.All Covered In Butter How Sweet Am I.(lol)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

my daughter loves marshmallows, so i chew on them whenever she eats it...


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

raciniwa There are so many and always plenty to share.I have one bag no two just for you.I love the mini colored marshmallows and I add them to icecream mmm good.Thanx so much and have a really good day.

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