Well, I did it! Tracey inspired me this year to try to make Grandma's caramels. Thanks Tracey! It was such a great experience for me. It brought back a lot of memories of Grandma and Christmas's with her. Of course, we all remember the green cup used to test when the caramels were ready, sitting around her yellow kitchen table cutting wax paper and wrapping the caramels, the fridge full of caramels after she was done, and delivering them to everyone in town. Not to mention just the overall Christmas memories of singing Christmas songs (including the Chipmunks Christmas album!), decorating her Christmas tree while she sat on the couch and instructed us on how to place the icicles just right, and even sitting by her old coal stove drying our hair after baths at her house. Ahh, so many good memories. I think I've found my new Christmas tradition. It'll be one of the best ways for me to honor and remember Grandma. Love you, Grandma! Miss you!
*Note* I even have the old yellow counter-tops to make it seem even more like the old days! =)
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