National Lollipop Day in America

There was a happening some months back that left me dumbfounded until today, Thursday, July 20. Listen to this conversation between a student and myself in a classroom.

Myself: Good morning class.

Students: Good morning sir!

Myself: Why is your class not swept?

Jossy (quickly cut in): I came late to the class sir.

Myself: In that case, you would not have your refreshment for today.

Jossy (With remorsefulness): It’s Lollipop sir, I would rather prefer hard labor to my Lollipop being ceased.

Myself( in disbelief): What is so special in ordinary candy?

Other students (started laughing, while Jossy was crying childishly).

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I have never heard of July 20 as the National Lollipop Day in the United States of America until around 1:05 p.m. in Nigeria, that Daily Post sent the daily prompt for the day, Lollipop into my gmail box. I quickly searched for Google to know what makes the day an important day.

A lollipop is a type of confectionery consisting of a sweetmeat of hard candy or water-ice mounted on a stick and intended for licking (Wikipedia). I got to know that Lollipop can be simply made with three ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, and the flavoring of your choice mixed with water. It can be made in a variety of different shapes and sizes. National Lollipop Day 1

This is the traditional hard-candy lollipop!

© 2017 Peter F. Adewumi

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