If you were born and grew up in 70s or 80s Shanghai , you must have seen one thing, Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel is rectangular, made with metal, has the appearance of bright patterns, usually are city’s famous attractions or human, animal portrait.
Cracker Barrel also can be called biscuit box. But it’s not just filled with biscuits, there are other kinds of small cookies, candies, seeds and other snacks. For small children who still don’t have good self-control, Cracker Barrel is too big attract. Especially when the mother prepare food, and we are dying of hunger. Then Cracker Barrel is our little stomach’s big savior.
Eat too much snacks will be unable to eat anything later when the food ready, it’s not allowed at home. So quietly open the Cracker Barrel was also a technology skill, start with a small finger or screwdriver to open the sealed lid, giving off a barrel “bang” a sound,take the small hands full with snacks and put the lid back again. Quickly ran to the other room to enjoy slowly. Feels like film 007, exciting, right?
Now after several times move, I have no idea where the original Cracker Barrel go. But every time when I see the old Cracker barrel, is full of childhood memories in my mind.