When you had GCSEs your older sibling had A Levels.
Being the last name on Granny’s list that she reels off when she addresses you.
Just in African American conjure alone, without regard to other forms of folk magic found around the world -- white sugar, brown sugar, sugar cubes, powdered sugar, karo syrup, brer rabbit molasses, cane molasses, sorghum syrup, sweetened water, sweetened whiskey, honey, crystal syrup, log cabin maple syrup (in the house-shaped can), mrs butterworth's pancake syrup (in the lady-shaped bottle), dixie pancake syrup, aunt jemima's pancake syrup, agave syrup, jam, jelly, sweet chewing gum, candy bars, hard candies, sugar heart candies, chocolate truffle candies, butterscotch candies dissolved in sweet tea, lollipops, popsicles, sweet-n-low, equal, splenda, mannitol ("milk sugar"), dextrose powder, dextrose candies, and more -- -- all of these have been used, and are still used, in sweetening spells, either singly or mixed ith one another.
Sweetening spells have been and are still often worked inside containers -- boxes, bottles, canning jars, small food jars, hollowed red onions, cored red apples, covered sugar bowls, under plants in pots, under the roots of plants in the ground, wrapped in tin foil, wrapped in paper, within a layer of enrobing chocolate, in a wallet, in a purse, in a pocket, in a mojo hand, in the shoes -- but, although sugar and honey spells are some of the oldest forms of bottle spell in the world, not all of them are worked in bottles or other containers; in fact, they have been and still are often worked out loose -- on dinner plates, in tea or coffee cups, in open bowls, on saucers, in pie tins, on cookie sheets, sprinkled on candles, sprinkled on altars, sprinkled in baths, sprinkled on the floor or the ground -- both with or without the additional use of candles, with or without added herbs or minerals, with or without added powders or dusts or incense.
But really, when you look at them, these spells are not so much different as they are similar.
Modern folks have taken to calling the whole family of sweetener spells "honey jar" and "sugar bowl" spells, placing an emphasis on the fact that many of them are worked in closed containers (jars and bowls), but in the oldest version of these spells that i know, there is actually no jar or bowl, just a plain white tea cup saucer or coffee cup saucer in the center of which you burn a candle on the person's name, dressed with hoodoo oils and surrounded by a poured-out ring of pancake syrup, honey, or molasses.
Yes, we might be perceived as the most innocent of the family and get oodles of attention on tap, but life isn’t all easy for the youngest brother or sister. Most think it would be great to be able to automatically inherit your older sibling’s playthings. Your brother was always so good at English’ Said a disappointed teacher to every younger sibling ever. At other times, your teenage sibling’s hormones meant that you were in for a night of sheer hell. Your parents learned lessons with their first child which meant no risks for you. It was never worth all of the jobs and pleading you had to endure yet still, you did it…
But when the latter’s career, and freedom, were ended by a tragic accident, Jane becomes her sister’s keeper.
Families take care of one another, and that’s generally a good thing.
Family violence can have serious-and sometimes fatal-consequences for victims and for those who see or hear the violence.
Although the offences could be used to charge someone with acts of family violence.