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 […]
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 […]
Days of Fun in Sand and Snow With Cherished childhood toys. Imaginary roads brought joy and hours of play for little girls and boys. Wrapped and Found beneath a tree, disguised as christmas presents, Giant projects filled their thoughts, and play became more pleasant. Now, safely resting on a shelf in colorful display, Grown construction […]
Rules of the Game Making Conversation 1963 (Published in the Houghton Lake Resorter, Houghton Lake, Michigan, weekly newspaper) Even the rules change in 56 years. and as a result, conversations change even more. It was my privilege to have a weekly column in our local newspaper, continuing for almost three years. I’ve added a […]
Times have changed..the sweet smell of pine can always be purchased in a spray can from the store.
Think about it! No comment… Listening closely to commercials, occasionally gives me food for thought, but not often. I need to hear one many times before the substance finally clicks, if there actually is any “substance”. Today, this commercial got my undivided attention. Apparently, a certain pill “can” help to make old folks, like me, […]
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 […]
Back to the days of raising a family. We were enjoying summers at home. This article was written for the Houghton Lake Resorter, the weekly newspaper in my home town. The time was the early sixties. My boys were 13, 11, and 7. Dad was working at his Ace Hardware seven days a week. I […]
Ever wonder what kind of an impression you left on folks today? Think about it.
1964 – It should be of increasing concern to America at large that we are becoming hopelessly addicted to the output of the beckoning television networks. I, for one, have resisted the temptation mightily.