Feature Story

"A Custom from New Orleans" by Elaine Livers
My parents began sending Parrot candy at Christmas to me and my siblings.  My family was living in New Orleans and my siblings elsewhere in the country.  This was in the 1960's.  As our children married we started sending Christmas candy to them.  When my mom was no longer able t
Continued...
Traveling Candy by Bea Steen

"I moved to Helena in 1981 and found the Parrot to become my one stop gift store. The awesome selection of Parrot candy has been taken in the car, on the plane, and even on the Amtrak. I take it with me when I visit, or send to friends and relatives a...."   Continued...

Family Tradition by

"I do not have a personal story to relate other than my fondness for the Parrot candies, particularly in boxes opened at our reception area as I walk into the office during the holiday season. However, my children are always anxious to make a trip in ...."   Continued...

Some Things Never Change by Ty Plummer - Nelson

"Oh the good old days in Helena!  I lived in Helena from fourth grade through high school.  I went to both Cathedral High and Helena High, graduating in 1967.  We used to come to the Parrot for a cup of chili, cherry Coke and ...."   Continued...

From the 50's to today by Judy Reynoso

"I am 67 and my mother used to tell me she hung out at the Parrot when she was young.  Grew up in Helena and the Parrot was the teen hang-out in the 50's.  On Saturdays you could hardly get in the place! The candy was unbelievable. ...."   Continued...

 
 
Showing Records: 61 to 70 of 70
Back Door Tasting    by : John Boettcher

"I first bought candy from the Parrot in 1971 and have always bought candy for Christmas and Easter. I have also purchased candy for birthdays. I used to come in the back door and was always asked to test what ever kind of candy they were making. Now, whenever I travel to see my son's family in Connecticut the kids will ask me what kind of parrot candy I brought, almost before I get a hug or kiss. ...."  Continued....


The Next Generation    by : Jeremiah Prescott

"My family has been in Helena and other parts of Montana since the 1880's. Even though I grew up in another state I always heard about the Parrot and how long our family has gotten chocolate there. I make a point of having chocolates shipped to me every year. I am passing the tradition on to my kids, the next generation.


Earliest Memories    by : Cami Clevenger

"I can remember the Parrot candy and ice cream from my earliest memories! When I was in first grade or so my Dad rented an office in the arcade building and every day after school he would give my brother and I a dollar to go down to the Parrot and get whatever we wanted! Since then we always have Parrot chocolates at Christmas and whenever I want to treat myself or children, or anyone else, I head...."  Continued....


Not Negotiable    by : Rick Schuyler

"I grew up in Helena and loved the chili and Mexican limes at the Parrot. As an adult whenever my family and I visit Helena we always stop  by the Parrot,  that is not negotiable!


When I Come to Town    by : Ruth Elkins

"Dear Kelly andBrian, Thanks you for your pre-Christmas letter.  I enjoy Parrot candies when I come to visit my daughter's family.  I always take some home with me. My favorite?  Your dark chocolates - especially the ginger.  See you again soon!


From Delivery to a Wedding    by : Judi Nelson

"My son was working as a terminal manger in Great Falls.  He also opened a terminal in Helena.  On his deliveries he would become acquainted with people of his route.  The Parrot was one of his stops.  I went to visit Great Falls, and there was a box of wedding candies, which I loved.  While living in Austin Minn, these same mints were made for the Greeks - I hadn't seen th...."  Continued....


Some Things Never Change    by : Ty Plummer - Nelson

"Oh the good old days in Helena!  I lived in Helena from fourth grade through high school.  I went to both Cathedral High and Helena High, graduating in 1967.  We used to come to the Parrot for a cup of chili, cherry Coke and visit with our friends.  We liked the middle booths so we could talk to people on both sides.  I have been away from Helena since the s...."  Continued....


A Custom from New Orleans    by : Elaine Livers

"My parents began sending Parrot candy at Christmas to me and my siblings.  My family was living in New Orleans and my siblings elsewhere in the country.  This was in the 1960's.  As our children married we started sending Christmas candy to them.  When my mom was no longer able to do this, we had candy sent to her until she died.  One daughter has started this custom with ...."  Continued....


Family Tradition    by :

"I do not have a personal story to relate other than my fondness for the Parrot candies, particularly in boxes opened at our reception area as I walk into the office during the holiday season. However, my children are always anxious to make a trip in for lunch when they are home from college; as are my parents when they visit from Philadelphia.


From the 50's to today    by : Judy Reynoso

"I am 67 and my mother used to tell me she hung out at the Parrot when she was young.  Grew up in Helena and the Parrot was the teen hang-out in the 50's.  On Saturdays you could hardly get in the place! The candy was unbelievable.  What I loved the most were the Mexican Lime Drinks.  I've been all over (for years) the U.S. and Helena's Parrot was the only place that served...."  Continued....


First « Previous 10 Page: 2 3 4 5 6 7 Last