Go into the woods and pick about 5 pounds of wild plums - looking out for bird holes, worms, etc. Be careful for red bugs also.
Wash thoroughly plums and place in very large pot and smash plums with potato masher while bringing to a boil. Mash, mash, mash! Reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes. Strain plums through cheesecloth and extract 5 1/2 cups of juice. Combine juice and 1 package of Sure-Jell. Bring to boil. Add sugar and return to boil (full rolling); boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. (Hot job to do). Remove from heat; skim off foam and pour into sterilized jars and seal. Yield: about 10 half pints.