“The world’s first bubble gum is Dubble Bubble. It was invented in 1928 by Walter E. Diemer—an accountant at Fleer Company.
After his retirement, Diemer admitted that the recipe was discovered by accident. The company founder, Frank Fleer in 1906, attempted to create a chewing gum which he called Blibber Blubber. The resulting product was very sticky and broke easily and was a commercial failure.
Mr. Diemer, an accountant who worked at Fleer liked to experiment in his spare time. In doing so, he stumbled upon a gum recipe that was unique. It proved to be less sticky than the initial versions and was easier to chew. This original gum was pink in color because the factory only had pink food coloring available. This is why most bubble gum is pink today.” (https://www.gumball.com/pages/history-of-dubble-bubble)
So on this special Bubble Gum Day – enjoy a piece of bubble gum and share with a friend!
I cannot imagine for one second what these kids go through and I applaud the hearts of those that can and do open their homes and hearts for these kids.
But what happens to kids when they “age out” of the system? I can’t even imagine the difficulty unless by some miracle they get lucky with a foster family that can continue to support them and pay for their school. What are their options? How are they going to work and go to school? It must feel really hopeless and scary! Together We Rise has partnered with the Fund ll Foundation (Family Fellowship) to support youth in foster care with financial, educational, and wrap around support. They invest up to $90,000 per student.
I absolutely love the work that Together We Risedoes for kids in the foster program and I hope you will join me in showing them some love this holiday season.
Also visit their website to see how else you can help! There are a lot of really cool and fun programs for which you can volunteer to help!
I am lucky enough to be friends with this cutie’s Mom for . . . a lot of years! Let’s just say I knew Kara before she was born! We ventured out in Lakewood/Long Beach and took some quick shots before the sun set on us. I am so excited to add Kara to my folio!