Gumballs have been around since their invention in 1928. Gum itself has been around since the early days of the Mayans and Aztecs, using tree resin to stave off hunger and freshen breath! after many various attempts, from many chewing enthusiasts, the actual round, colorful gumball was invented. Its exact origin is not known, although a gentleman by the name of Fleer introduced it to the American market. Your history lesson for today!
Onto the next thought…..
I was discussing my disdain for our culture of late with a friend and I off handed said I feel like the people of the US have turned into gumballs, bouncing around, putting nickels in the slot and hoping for the color of their luck! This is a pretty vivid, yet loose association I realize, but it does make a point. We are where we are because of the choices we have made as a society, a culmination of some good and some bad. Humans will be humans, I have been told, but in my trying to comprehend our lack of simple decency and real care for HUMANITY, it appears we have some very serious missteps along the way.
All too often, we follow the bright lights, the hope for MORE, the chance to fulfill that childlike need to achieve the impossible! We put our money in the slot, cross our fingers and see what comes out!