“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; […]
Time passes..memories (and recipes) stay with us.
That’s the name of a story I read recently by author, Mary Beckwith. As the story goes, the little boy found a ladybug and was studying it quite intently. The Mother heard him say, “it must be a gentleman bug“. Questioning him as to why he seemed to know the opposite of “lady” was “gentleman”his […]
My musical knowledge improved as the years went by.
Pharisee 1 “The jerk who just came in says he was blind and now he can see.“ Pharisee 2 “Nothing is that simple.” Pharisee 1 “Ya know what they say; if it seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” Pharisee 2 “The guy must have done something really bad to be blind in […]
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 […]
The following article, by me, was printed in the Houghton Lake Resorter weekly newspaper in Houghton Lake, Michigan..The “byline” as shown above was chosen for me by the editor of the paper, Bob Hamp. I must admit, I didn’t know what a “byline” was at that time. (But now, I do.) In case you may […]