David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Friday, March 25, 2011

Family Recipe Friday - Cherry Delight

For my first Family Recipe Friday I am sharing the recipe for "Cherry Delight".  This is a treat that my Aunt Joyce made for us on Christmas and Thanksgiving when I was growing up and it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  Not only is it delicious, but it looks elegant as well.

Cherry Delight
1 1/2 c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Stick of Butter
1 8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 c. plus 2 T. Confectionary Sugar
1 Box Dream Whip
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling

Pour melted butter over crumbs.
Line pan with crumbs
Whip Dream Whip, then add cream cheese and sugar and beat until smooth.  Spread this mixture over the crumbs.  Top with Cherries.

                           My Aunt Joyce in a photograph from a newspaper article about her
                           favorite recipes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Elizabeth Taylor

Today we lost a Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor.  When I was growing up, it was Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton who graced the covers of the Hollywood fan magazines. While I am too young to actually remember the Debbie (Reynolds)/Eddie (Fisher)/ Elizabeth triangle, I have vivid memories of Elizabeth and Richard Burton's relationship and subsequent marriages and divorces.  As a child, I wasn't aware of her early career as a child star or even what a great actress she was, but to me she seemed larger than life. Her life seemed to be filled with the greatest of great joys and the deepest of sorrows. There was no even ground in her world.  She wasn't exactly a role model for me since I certainly didn't want to be a many times married woman, but I did envy her talent,  elegance and her loyalty to her friends.  She worked tirelessly for her charities, especially those associated with the care of victims of AIDS, the disease that had taken so many of those she loved.  Whether you liked her or loathed her, she was a lady you simply had to watch and I can hardly imagine a world without her.
 So, today in honor of Elizabeth Taylor,  for Treasure Chest Thursday, I am sharing two items that are very special to me..  The first is the photograph above, which  is a reprint of a vintage fan magazine portrait of Elizabeth.  Several years ago, I mailed this photograph to Elizabeth and asked if she would be willing to sign it to me.  As you can see, she most graciously (and to my great surprise) did so.   The next item is the doll which recreates Elizabeth in her wedding gown from the film Father of the Bride".  It is an accurate depiction of Elizabeth, even down to her "lavender-colored" eyes. 
Thanks to her hundreds of on-screen performances, Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky will never be forgotten, but I am awfully glad that I was here when it was really happening.
Miss Taylor, you will be missed.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I was honored to be presented the One Lovely Blog Award by both Betty Huber Tartas of Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog and Tammy of Genealogy Simple and Fun.  Along with the award comes the following responsibilities:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted the award and    their blog link.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I have chosen the following 15 blogs: I enjoy all of these!
Ancesters Gotta Eat

Ancesters Within

Where I Come From

Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

The Wandering Vine

Stardust 'n' Roots

Wandering Shades

The Sum of All My Research

The Hunt for Henrietta

Stone Gardens

Reflections from the Fence

Random Relatives

Past Voices - Letters Home

Of Trolls and Lemons

My genealogy blog

My Family Research Adventures