My momma's potato salad really is the BEST ever! When I come up with different versions for my family, they always wonder why I didn't make my mom's. Try it and you will see!
Clean potatoes (leave peeling on) and place in large stock pot. Cover with water, season liberally with salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until fork tender, approximately 45 minutes. Remove potatoes from pan to cool.
Place eggs in medium sauce pan, cover with water, season liberally with salt, and bring to a boil with lid on tightly. Turn burner off, leave pan on stove with lid on tightly (don't peek!), and set timer for 15 minutes. When timer goes off, remove pan, drain off water, and run eggs under cool water. Set aside.
When potatoes are cool, peel and slice in small bite-sized slices into a large mixing bowl.
Likewise, when eggs are cool, separate yolks from whites. Slice the whites into the mixing bowl with the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
Place yolks in a separate mixing bowl, and mash. Add the other dressing ingredients - the Miracle Whip, sugar, yellow mustard, vinegar, and half and half. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
Pour the dressing over the potatoes and egg white slices. Mix well, test for seasonings, and adjust accordingly.