Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Garrett’s Sweet

When I was a child

Genteel Southern ladies

did not smoke…

They dipped Garrett’s

Sweet Snuff


My aunt in South Alabama

and our family friend in

Texas both dipped

Each had their own method

My aunt used a sweet gum twig

she called a ‘toothbrush’


our friend put a tiny pinch

in her cheek


As a child I found this



Never wanted to try it…

seemed way too

messy to me…


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