Spukies was a pizza place in our neighborhood. It's pronounced "spuckeys", but we always called it "spookies". Aric and I had a constant debate over who made the best pizza, Regina's or Spukies. I loved my Regina's but Aric got the kids on his side so we ended up at Spukies more than I liked...
Every time we drove by it we had to say "SPOOKIES!" fast and in a high pitched voice. Aric started the tradition and we did it Every. Single. Time. We drove by it at least four times a day since it was on the way to Maya and Eden's schools.
Well they have this gum ball machine and the kids would always beg for us to give them a quarter so they could try to get the black gum ball and win a free slice a pizza. I told them that it was just a waste of money because no one would ever win it. Wouldn't you know it, on our very last meal at Spukies Eden got the black gum ball and I was proven wrong. I still can't believe she got that darn thing!
Here she is enjoying her free slice. Eating it like a true Bostonian...folded in half.
Thanks for the memories Spukies!