The Story of my Life
Louise Virginia (Weir) Frasier

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             Candy pullings… Sorghum or syrup was boiled, heaps of butter added and set around on the table.  Then, the candy was pulled by couples.  With butter on their hands a boy and girl and sometimes two couples would pull and slap it together till it would be light brown taffy.  There were contests to see which couple could make it lighter and chewier.  All of these parties were over by nine o’clock for everyone had to get up at the crack of dawn and get ready to go to work or school.  Most had to work for very few got to go to school.

             Candy drawings…. Candy sticks of sugar and different flavors and colors were bought by the sixty-count box.  These were broken into pieces of various lengths, put into a dishpan, and covered over with a towel.  Numbers were given out to everyone present.  Number one of the boys and number one of the girls started.  The boy drew and the girl drew.  Each person drew one time with each person until a match was made.  When the match was made that couple were partners for the night.  No exchanges could be made.


Louise Weir Frasier
January 1, 1992