Saturday, March 7, 2009
I need to see a raise of hands here. How many of you have heard of taffy-pulling before? How many of you have actually done it? (By the way, the technological equivalent to raising your hand is leaving a comment. ;-)
I'm warning you (not apologizing - just warning you!) I have a lot of pictures from just this one event, in which our family and the Einwechters get together to pull taffy. Ben blew me away by letting me have all his photos from the evening as well as giving me blogging privileges. I had so much fun putting this together!
One last thing before we get to the pictures, I have a little competition for anyone who is interested. The majority of these photos were taken by the Einwechters, but I did post eight of my own. The challenge(?) is to figure out which eight are mine. Just leave a comment identifying eight of them. Whoever has the most correct wins. I will announce the winner's name next time (if there is a winner :-) and will also post a photo of him/her if they send me one.
Conrad: "Listen to the young upstart! He thinks he knows it all already!"
(Btw, Conrad, it's good to see both your eyes looking normal again. More on that next time...)
'Without salt there is no savor';
Without vanilla there is no flavor!
The first is needed in salt-water taffy;
The latter added to homemade taffy.
The photography session had to be started out properly by examining a master's work (a book of Karsh photographs in this case).
Dad, wipe that benevolent smile off your face! That's Fidel Castro you're looking at! ;-)
Divvying out the goodies. (How was your "thinking," Einwechters? - see bag ;-)
While doing a little research on taffy-pulling, I stumbled across this definition for a "taffy pull". Couldn't resist!
"A large group of self-absorbed people gathering for the purpose of patting themselves on the back, telling the world how great they are."
We had a wonderful time teaching you, Einwechters! Everybody else, if you want to learn the art, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your own taffy tutoring class.
So after much taffy-pulling and leg-pulling (yes, that is a fake email address ;-), I am signing off.