This is a gathering to make Sorghum Molasses, a tradition that went on for years in Tippah County in the early fall. Sorghum Molasses was used in baking and as a syrup over a hot buttery biscuit. During WWII, sorghum was the one of the only sources of sweetener. This picture was probably taken south of Tiplersville.
Pictured here are, first row:
Mosby Alsup, Ida Belle Alsup, Sam Alsup, Leland Alsup , Audrey Alsup, Bernice McCoy, Sara McCoy
Xxxx, Dan Alsup, Lois Alsup, Mary Alsup, xxxx, Walter McCoy, Addie McCoy, Rebecca Alsup, Norman Alsup, Maldon Alsup holding son Dwain, Ruth Alsup holding daughter Virginia.
The xxxx are unknown.
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