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In "The Way It Was", 2-Annie (Gus) Dodd 1876-1955, 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 2-Thomas Augustus (Tom) Hill 1875-1939, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, 3-Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C., STORIES on August 14, 2015 at 6:18 am

C Peanut Boiling

Peanuts were called “pinders” and  sometimes goober peas (Names used in those days- there used to be a song called “Goober Peas”) and the were cooked in the above mentioned pot ; also inviting  relatives and friends in to eat  boiled peanuts  and talk until late in the evening.  I can remember going to Aunt Gus‘s and Uncle Tom‘s and eating the peanuts also.  They would be served in family serving bowls like you would find on  the table and you would probably wind up eating more that one bowl.  I still love the boiled peanuts but my own children never seemed to like them like I did and I think it was because of the difference in up bringing.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter Two: “THE BIG ROUND POT OUT IN THE BACK YARD,” 1999

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  1. I love boiled peanuts and my brother-in-law boils his own.

  2. Marion, would that be Charles Gill that makes the boiled peanuts? 🙂 Do you know his recipe?

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