December 14, 2012

Merriment Chain ~ Day 18~ Candy Train

When I was very young my mother made this exact train for our family to enjoy.  She set it on the mantle with explicit instructions not to touch.  
She stopped making it after a couple of years, but I still remembered it and got the directions from her. 
For the past 5 years we have been making it with our kids.....and yes, they are allowed to touch:)  On New Years, they take the end of a butter knife and smash it to bits for yummy enjoyment.  
Toot Toot!!!

Have a great day.


bettyj said...

This Grandma loves the memories you are making for your family. They are blessed! That train is so neat.

BumbleBeeLane said...

I remember my mom made one once.Forgot all about it till I saw Blessings!~Amy

Primitive Stars said...

Ahhhhh Steph,, how sweet, love hearing family stories like that, heartwarming, Francine.

Christine said...

Oh I love it and my kids would love it too! Such a fun Christmas tradition!
Enjoy every minute!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love it your kiddo's must love doing it and then eating after, making memories is the BEST. I used to do the gingerbread house with our kiddo's but they are to old now.
Hubby and I are going to make one this weekend, I bought
the kit a few days ago!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

What a great traditon!! Your girls will never forget this!! I used to do a huge gingerbread house with the boys, but boys get tired of things like that before girls do.--Jan

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOW! That is some yummy merriment! What a fun thing to do and the memories they will always have! OLM

TheCrankyCrow said...

Now THAT is some good old-fashioned, home-timey, fun!! LOVE it! What a great tradition...wish I would have had some of these ideas of your say, 15 - 20 years ago??? ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin