It was Sept. 1923 in Browerville ,Minnesota. My dad, Louis age 14, and my Aunt Mary , age 16 were on the farm . As I look at their picture, handed down to me from my Aunt Mary, I see dad in a cap, suit- like clothes , pants just below the knees, and high top shoes. Aunt Mary is wearing a dress and her brown hair is flowing down her back. They are holding their pet puppies. It reminded me of a story that my dad told me. One hot summer day, my grandpa Thomas and my grandma Anna went into town leaving the "teenagers" and the younger siblings for a few hours. Time for old-time fun and fudge! Mary went into the kitchen to make fudge. Now in those days, the concern was not too much sugar, but to make fudge was too expensive!!! But never the less, Mary and her brother Louis decided to make fudge. As the fudge started boiling on the stove, they heard the wagon and their parents coming. What to do? They hurried and took the hot kettle upstairs and put it under the bed. Grandma Anna and Grandpa Thomas came home. No evidence of fudge making. But Grandma Anna went upstairs to put things away. There was a funny smell like burning wood! But where? Grandma Anna looked all around and finally got on her hands and knees and looked under the bed. What did she find? A kettle full! And a hole in the floor. That fudge burned a hole in the varnished floor! What those "teenagers " did on that September day in 1923, in comparison to today's "teenagers " was just plain old -time fun and fudge !!!
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