The Agee family lived just down the tracks and on the right of the road. They lived beside the Shadeeds Furniture Store in a big house with lots of activity. Elizabeth Agee was one of my mom’s best friends and we were always walking down for a visit.
One day Elizabeth had us to come down to join in on a taffy pull. I had no idea what we would be doing, but it sounded like fun. Elizabeth had already cooked the ingredients and let them cool. We had to rub butter on our hands so the taffy wouldn’t stick. She gave her daughter a glob of taffy and told me to grab about half the taffy and pull it up the hallway (without getting it on the floor). We kept pulling, then mixing the glob and pulling some more. Finally, it reached the stage that Elizabeth got out her scissors and began cutting it into pieces and my mom wrapped them in paper.