A request to the Davis grandchildren for Christmas memories brought several responses. These are from Alice Bell Higgs.
I have so many wonderful memories of Grandma and Grandpa Davis I hardly know where to start.
|Early style Cracker Jack box|
One Christmas I remember we went to Haswell and to the ranch and Grandma Davis had made a bushel basket of Cracker Jacks. I have tried to make some for my kids and I end up with a whole bunch of very soggy popcorn not even the birds would eat!
She also had saved a lot of spools and made whistles for all of us.
I've never been able to make those either.
One time she was making taffy for us to help pull, and Hubert was just tall enough to reach up and put his fingers into that hot candy. Grandma grabbed him up and sent one of the boys to the shop for a small can of kerosene. She sat and rocked that baby with his fingers in that kerosene until he went to sleep. Grandma always knew what to do. I guess when you raise 14 kids you have to! I don't remember if we made the taffy.
Alice Bell and others sent more memories that I will share in future posts.