Pink Tradition

Oddly to some, I happen to love gum. It’s been that way since I can remember. The one kind of gum, however, that we, adults, know is not great for your teeth, but evokes those warm, fuzzy feelings from childhood laughter, is beyond doubt bubble gum. Did you ever wonder why it’s pink? Apparently, Walter Diemer, the inventor of gum, had solely that color when making the original recipe and the shade stuck. Even though today we have hundreds of choices, pink continues to prevail the market. As a side note to my daily discovery, Diemer’s obituary from The Chicago Tribune gives some pretty neat info about this free-spirited man.



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