~ The pieces are all sewn together, stitched with love.........and a quilt tells a story and the story is our past ~

The Arrowood family immigrated from England to Maryland in the 1700's. They went south, eventually settling in the mountains of North Carolina. Later , some went further south, into the Piedmont of North Carolina, in search of work and a better way of life.

I am in search of my family.

I search for those that came before me, and lived their lives as best they could. I am in search of their stories, how they lived, and how they loved.

I shared this love of seeking the past with my Dad, sharing each new finding with him, the thrill in his heart intermingling with mine. I continue this search in his honor, and hope to know these people of ours when I join up with them all in heaven.

~ Steve Lewis Arrowood 1932-2008 ~

Come with me, back to a simpler time and place. A place far removed from the hectic pace of today. To a time when life was hard, but the rewards were great. When your quality of life was determined by your own sweat, your own toil, and your own ingenuity.

Would you like a glass of sweet tea? Let's sit out on the porch where we will catch the sweetly scented breeze of summertime. Maybe Grandma will fry up some of her wonderful chicken... Time slows here.


"We shape our lives not by what we carry with us, but what we leave behind."

~You live as long as you are remembered.~

"Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. " Author: Unknown

"But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you from the wisdom of former generations."


Arrowood Family

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Watermelon Rind Candy ~ Remembering Grandma

During the hard times of the Depression, money was not easy to come by, and you did what you could to survive.

My Grandmother saved the rind of a watermelon and instead of throwing it out, sliced it, cooked and candied it. Of course, I had to try this.

Aunt Ann remembers it well. She said it was delicious. And she is right.

Think 'Lemon Gummy Bears". They are translucent medallions of chewy sweetness.
I like that they are all natural with no chemical preservatives. The rind candied is preserved.
Not sure they will last for very long around here...
I used lemon juice and the zest of two lemons and some cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to flavor.
Sugar to taste. Recipe online. Fairly easy to do!

I got about two quarts of candy from a small melon.

How Old Timey is that?  Grin

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