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Greg    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:18:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anyone else remember the Jewel T man? My grandmother baby sat myself and several cousins and it was a pretty big deal when the Jewel T man stopped in and opened up that cardboard display case. She always bought her tea and horehound candy from him.

LH    Posted 01-19-2005 at 00:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yessir I remember the Jewel T man and he did drive a brown truck, good memories

cachon    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:59:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
wow I haven't had teh memory of the jewel T man for years...used to love when he came,If I remember right he had a brown ups like truck...that was a loooong time ago.

Les    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, never heard of that. But it was always a big deal when the Raleigh man came around. He had lots of neat stuff for farm and home.

Fawteen    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:42:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Negatory on the Jewel T, but my Granpa Fox was some old fond of horehound candy. He passed when I was just a little shaver, but I remember "snitching" them from his night stand at the nursing home. He always winked at me when I did that...

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:55:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mom liked horehound; it's supposed to work pretty good as a cough drop. Personally, I don't care for the taste.

Bill WI    Posted 01-18-2005 at 18:18:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember the horehound candy for a cold too. It was hard candy that was dusted or rolled in sugar.Also a thick hard stick off licorice That was to make you go, I think. It was hard and not the candy type and don't forget camphorated oil on a warm rag on your chest at night. Bill

Greg    Posted 01-18-2005 at 17:06:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't like it at all. And, of course grandma considered it a cure for sore throat or cough or about any other malady we complained about.
So when she made me take a piece I figure she was testing me to see how sick I really was.

Fawteen    Posted 01-18-2005 at 16:48:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
That little trip down memory lane got me curious. Turns out horehound is a herb, used to make tea. A very strong mix of the tea, with sugar and corn syrup is what the candy is made from.

Hmmmmmmm. Not normally much for growing herbs (I prefer perennial flowers) but I just might have to plant me a patch of that...

deadcarp    Posted 01-18-2005 at 18:07:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
darn right fern, raise up a couple rows of horehounds - we could make money in the off-season renting them out to big city police for sting operations. i can see it now - vice gets a runner & yells "stand aside john - we got dawg dogs!" do away with that old rape issue of a girl with a skirt up vs a guy with britches down.

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