They remind me of my Grandpa.
I'm not really sure why, other than he ALWAYS had some little candy treat for us when we were little. A patient left a big bag of goodies for the nurses as a thank you, and I selected a Root Beer Barrel. I was suddenly flooded with thoughts of Grandpa and it made me smile!
I'm starting my long stretch back at work tonight and already miss my family. It's tough being away so much, but it's so sweet when I am home!