The rest of the family was making candles.
It was obvious as I watched the family...different members had different jobs to do. Some were dipping candles in the hot beeswax, some were stringing the newly formed candles to dry and harden and the boys were keeping the fire under the large black cast iron pot to a red glow. The three were nearest to me were a child and two older children who had been given the responsibility to keep her out of harm's way while the work was done.
As they sat and talked of the days events...the little girl at times wandered but was quickly returned to her place in the family hierarchy. I think she was also curious about what I was doing!
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
3 hours ago