Guess Whats and Dandelion Greens This story and many others chronicle the life of Mary Beener Spears, as she grows up in Waterloo Iowa. - "A penny candy was sold called Guess What? It consisted of a candy kiss and small toy, placed from corner to corner of a square of paper, rolled up and the ends tucked in. Thinking they were just a penny, I asked the clerk if she would give me one. She asked if I had a penny, otherwise I couldn't. That was very hard to understand at my tender age so I left feeling very sad. Back at home, Mom was busy with my new little sister but eventually missed me. She called my Aunt and asked her to look for me. She found me about a block from 4th Street, a busy street, dumped my pail, and put me in the car. I remember sitting very close to the door and crying. When we got home and Mom found that I was safe, nothing more was said. I will always remember Aunt Leona for throwing away my dandelions. This is a special memory and a perfect title for my book."