Old Fashioned Candy

Did you know Necco Wafers have been around since the mid-1800’s? Neither did I, and in fact I’ve never had one, but some of my favorite viewers on my Facebook Live show said they have fond memories of them. How did I stumble upon such a nostalgic item? I was doing research for my upcoming novel, The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard, and I wanted to know what type of candy people were eating in 1900. Because it’s more fun to describe the candy than just mention it. One of my top readers for Storms of Malhado said that she could taste and smell the story, and that was one of the best compliments I’ve ever had about my writing. I myself love books where one can imagine the taste and scent of things.

In other news, I baked a flag pie, but it burned a little. Is this a metaphor for 2020? Luckily the Supreme Court protects me (Texas v Johnson, 1989). And I managed not burn the flag pizza I also made. The pie, for all its charred stars is, however, tastier than the pizza. I think tomorrow I will eat the stars for breakfast. Happy 4th! Definitely not going anywhere, though I have some fun online activities planned.

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