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Wilson Borough, Pennsylvania, United States
My world consists of my boys and their women in their lives. My grandchildren, who bring such joy to my life. My pets, who I adore very much and love watching them interact with each other. My hubby, Chuck, and his passion, Stampede Band. Plus, any ramblings I want to do. So, I hope you enjoy your visit into "My World" through my eyes.

September 14, 2011

One Pair Of Hands

Click on the title and you will hear this awesome gospel song sung by Elvis Presley. Oh how I miss this man and his voice. I hope you all enjoy and trust these pair of hands.

September 11, 2011

September 11th 2001

May we never forget this horrific day in our history. My hearts go out to the families of the men & women that have died. I pray for the survivors left behind to face their life without you. I pray for all your hearts to be healed and to carry on without you in their life. RIP, all you fellow servants, while you are now sitting at the right hand of God.

September 3, 2011

Pastor Bob MacIntyre

This is, Pastor Bob MacIntyre, from my church, Olivet United Presbyterian, has passed away from cancer on Friday morning. I would like for all who reads my blog to say a prayer for him. He will be greatly missed by me and all my congregation. He was a very caring man and leaves behind a huge hole in our hearts. He was just awesome with the young people, when he provided his Young People Sermon, before the regular sermon. RIP, Pastor Bob!

I will truly miss you and your smile. Godspeed on your new journey, until we meet again at the right hand of God.

May 18, 2011

To My mother-in-law, Peggy

Tom and his Nanny


Dear Mom, as I called you from day one, because I loved you so much and you really deserved that respect as my mother-in-law.

What can I say about you that I haven't said to you in the, almost, 38 years that I have been in your life and married to your oldest son, Chuckie. You were my true mom and the most kindest woman I know. I hope I really live up to what you loved about me. I took care of you as if you borne me from your womb. We fought and argued like real mother and daughter, but we always forgave each other for the harsh words we may have said to each other.

As, I sit here missing you so very much, I really wish I could hear your voice, feel your touch of a hug, or just talk to you as we did everyday, when you lived in Raubsville in your home. How I miss those days that we all treasure so much. So much has changed and will never ever be the same with you gone.

I hope I can comfort your son and daughter while they are grieving the loss of you. I hope I can be the woman you saw in me, as I was a teen and met your son, and then became your daughter-in-law, after 3 months of dating. I can still hear you telling people about my hour-glass figure back then. I wish I still had that figure now, but it still didn't make you love me less when I didn't. You were one in a million!

I will miss your sense of humor, playing games of Scrabble on Sundays, our Sunday dinners at your house, our trips to the shore every year with dad, Chuckie, and the kids. Our fun times camping at Cape May, NJ. You and dad have shared so much with me and always made me feel like one of the family.

Now, you can rest peacefully, with dad, Brian, and Caesar, your beloved dog. Your searching is over for all of them, because they all greeted you, as you, entered the Gates of Heaven.

R.I.P Mom for we all love you and will miss you forever, until we join you, when it is our time.

Love Your Daughter-in-law,

April 28, 2011

Recipes Using Corn Flakes

I hope this is a help to some people that don't know what to do with their corn flakes or cheerios cereal. I have used oatmeal as a filler for my meat-loaf, when I ran out of bread crumbs, and it tasted so moist, I couldn't believe it. So, from now on it will be oatmeal instead of bread crumbs.

April 27, 2011

Recipes From The Great Depression Era

Ritz Mock Apple Pie

The classic pie, featuring Ritz crackers baked in a golden crust, is perfect for the holidays.

Pastry for two-crust 9-inch pie
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1 3/4 cups crumbs)
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated peel of one lemon
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Roll out half the pastry and line a 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in prepared crust; set aside.

Heat water, sugar and cream of tartar to a boil in saucepan over high heat; simmer for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice and peel; cool.

Pour syrup over cracker crumbs. Dot with margarine or butter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll out remaining pastry; place over pie. Trim, seal and flute edges. Slit top crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 425°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Cool completely.

Vintage WW1 Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake

1 cup water
2 cups raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup lard (shortening)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Place water, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, lard (shortening), nutmeg and salt in a saucepan and mix. Place on heat and bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Allow to cool, then sift together the flour, baking soda and baking
powder. Stir into cooked mixture.
Place in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for one hour.

Crazy Cake.
My mom used to make this a olot for us kinds, her mom used to make it for her family.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water
1Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

April 16, 2011

My Grandkids and Their Daily Living

Jacob, their youngest son just loves to learn things from books.

Leanna being a mommy to baby Lorelei, while Curly is protecting them both. That dog sure does love them.

Tom with his oldest son, justin and middle son, Timothy making a workbench in their basement.