We had an enjoyable time seeing the sites of the Effingham area and getting lost a couple of times in the countryside - which is why I need a driver - but, aside from seeing them, the highlight of the day was a happy, chance discovery we made: we found sourballs!
Back in Quincy one can get sourballs in every color, though the best is to get the assortment of colors. Here in Effingham, if you want an assortment you have to mix it yourself. Although they seem to cost twice as much here in Effingham as in Quincy, they are well worth the cost, being one of the greatest candies around.
Oddly enough, I've never thought them to be very sour, so I'm not really sure the name comes from. Even so, they are fantastically good!
I should have known that they could be found here because the financial secretary - who always keeps a fine and changing selection of treats on her desk - brings them in from time to time. She might even have told me where to find them once, but if she did I must have forgotten.
I might have found yesterday what will become a weekly stop.