Jody, oh right, forgot about the parafin. Wonder what. When I used to make jam, boiling it down, some 30-odd years ago, that I used to use parafin for sealing. No clue why, but that was what my Mother used. Guess it was the olden day method, very tried and true. These days I use the mason jars with the metal lids, the ones that we all use now. The lid seals, creating that suction, guess that replaces what the parafin used to do (how do you spell parafin, anyways, hee, hee, the spell checker keeps highlighting it....).
Oh those days of yon.......never forget the time when my Mother made us pancakes that had chunks of apples in it. Nearly barfed then, and am nearly barfing now, thinking about those gross, disgusting, hunky, chunky pancakes. Right, this was the woman that made that hideous cream of wheat. I can recall having to eat it as a kid, yich!!!! I don't know what issues that woman had with cooking breakfast items, but man oh man, she had issues!!! Right, about the cream of wheat...I remember it was like a hunk of hardened white gelatin. When we ate it we had to kind of cut it with our spoon, oh gross.....I have to stop talking about her breakfasts. Now.....on the other hand, this wonderful woman, that dearest Mother of mine, could cook the most delicious dinners that would make ya' head spin, she was the queen of supper, and oh how I loved her suppers. Rats.....my deepest apology, Sharon, I have gone way off topic. I truly am sorry ( :evil: :roll: :-P :-P :-P, na, na, na, na, na). But you know me, I am the worst when it comes to off topic stuff and ramblin'. Have a most wonderful and awesome life and day, great health. Cindi