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Monday, July 03, 2006

Ancestors dipped candles...

Can you imagine just how dark early homes were at night before electricity? Our ancestors might have lit their homes with whale oil lamps, kerosene lamps, or gas, but most of the struggling colonists and pioneers made and burned candles. They could be hand dipped or molded at home out of materials that were readily available such as beeswax, tallow and bayberry.


And today we don't even think about candles for blackouts, only for pleasure through both scent and romantic light.

Thanks Columbia Daily Tribune and Nancy Russell for this insightful article.



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