Time passes..memories (and recipes) stay with us.
I rested my elbows on the windowsill and videoed away..so to speak.
HE WENT TO THE SYNAGOGUE, AS WAS HIS CUSTOM…. As a young girl, I was asked to baby sit for my infant nephew while my sister and her husband went out for the evening. Since the child had a slight cold, my sister’s instructions were to give him a spoon full of cough medicine from […]
My husband and I were standing at our living room window, watching a man walking down the distant road. The man lived nearby in a broken down house. Every day he walked two miles to a neighborhood bar where he spent his time.
I don’t remember what it was I said that day. I must confess, from a very young age I was prone to say things without thinking. Whatever it was, it offended her. I was banished from the County Farm for a year when I was twelve. What a wonderful lady! Mrs. Kelly and her husband […]
2020 ANOTHER SAD ANNIVERSARY OF REMEMBERING…. Programs on television.. re-runs of videos…towers in smoke and flames..people standing in disbelief, not knowing what to think, about that which they were seeing or what to do at the moment… Stand? Run? Where should I go? Is it real? What is happening? Devastation. It seems like only yesterday. […]
Ahead were only dreary, boring days and years of waiting to get “old.” There was nothing new to do nor places to see or ROADS to travel.
I began to think of the way we are linked together
through His creation. The markings of the geese are specific,
always the same for a particular breed.
I wouldn’t even be telling you this
if it wasn’t that I had recently seen posts on Facebook
who had observed the same event
that I experienced…….
Trying to navigate the unfamiliar left hand turn at a cross section,
I didn’t see the traffic light.
It was blinking red, apparently.
When lilac bushes appear in a vacant field,
we know an old Michigan farm
once stood nearby.
Ann was healed and she was in heaven!
The Holy Spirit was giving to me the knowledge of her healing.
I received the confirmation of her new life
as a gift.
It is a gift I will remember and cherish all the days of my life.
a THREAD begins to reveal itself.
Ahead are endless, unplanned days.
This wasn’t supposed to happen.
The photograph above is of the homestead of Ella’s parents in Ogemaw County, Michigan. Ella came to live with our family in 1939 when she was 18, (I was 4), so that she could live in town and attend County Normal college to become a country school teacher. Her Dad and Mother and siblings were […]
Surely as the robin is our state bird and the apple blossom our favorite flower, Michigan is a wonderful state. From the Mighty Mac to the Motor city, Michigan is filled with history, industry, woods and waters. Together they gladden the heart of the most particular soul. Although other states may lay claim to him, […]
My friend, Dixie, is helping me out with recipes she’s found. It all sounds so good and I can’t wait to try them. BEEF SALAD Ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream 2 round tbsp prepared horseradish 1/2 Lemon, juiced About 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce Handful chives, fine chopped Handful dill, finely chopped 1 1/2 tsp coarse […]
Sounds good to me! CRUST 1 cup flour 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup pecans (chopped) 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes 2 tbsp sugar Mix and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 375deg for 12-15 minutes TOPPING 1 8oz pkg Philadelphia cream cheese 1 Cup powdered Sugar 1 Cup Cool Whip […]
From the recipe memories of my Mother’s friend… Violet “Toots” DeNio You may acquire so many new friendships with this lovely offering, you’ll have to bake some cookies. 2 Cups Tang 1/2 Cup instant tea 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves ( sugar-optional) 1 pkg Lemonade mix..unsweetened. USE 1/2 TSP. OF ABOVE MIX OR […]
Not sure who Mack might be, but his recipe found its way into my recipe collection. Sounds simple and quick. Just a thought though, I really wouldn’t wait until the last minute to try it. You can always make it again for a special holiday. INGREDIENTS 1 small lemon jello 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp […]
“Relatively” speaking, Norma Jean is my first cousin. We go back to a time when cousins were raised in close family relationships and we all enjoyed reunions where everyone brought a dish to pass and a copy of the recipe was always being requested. (And all the girls were called by the first and second […]
Another recipe from “Toots”, my Mother’s friend, who also happened to be a registered nurse. She was not only a great nurse, but also a good cook. This recipe in her handwriting says, “it’s good”. I believe her. Cream 1/2 cup melted oleo with 1 cup sugar. Add one egg. Sift 1 cup flour, 1/tsp […]
Found these in a newspaper article from a 1987 clipping. I’ve read and reread. I know there’s a message in here somewhere. There seems to be an aroma of truth. HOUSE BEAN SOUP 2 pounds number 1 white Michigan beans 1 smoked ham hock Water Salt and Pepper to taste Cover beans with cold water; […]