The elections are over! I have nearly worn out the mute button on my television trying to avoid all of the hateful political ads. Please, everyone! No more red team or blue team! Let’s just all be red, white and blue again!
Mary Alice Scudder called me this weekend. Seems she is battling inoperable cancer and has moved into Swiss Villa Nursing Home and Rehab. At 102 years old, she is concerned about her daughter Margaret Rowlett’s health, too. Her granddaughter Sherry has been up to visit her from West Virginia and she so treasures her visits. Mary Alice would love to have visitors! I promised to put both she and her daughter Margaret on our prayer list.
My friend John Campbell born in Patriot (93 years ago) and now living in Cincinnati also called me with not so good news: he fell last Sunday, breaking his right arm and was a patient at the Jewish Hospital. He has since been moved to St. Margaret Hall Nursing Home located at 1960 Madison Road in Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. He is so blessed to have friends that love and care for him, especially Diana Maria Lara whom I met Monday during a visit. He wanted me to contact his cousin David Hewitt, but I have not as yet located his phone number, so if anyone does — please convey the message. John also needs prayers — as we all do!
The Red Hot Hatters hosted a reception at the Arts Center Saturday, prior to the concert of Hoosier writer and performer Tom Roznowski at the Historic Hoosier Theater. Many thanks to Marie Cole, Joyce Johnson, Claudia Dawson, Mika King, Diana Barry, Lisa Fisher, Melinda Green, and Dottie Keeton for helping with or attending the reception. Jan Bixler did a great job organizing the concert with Julie Perkins. Additional Red Hot Hatter support at the concert included Mary Christiani and husband Tony and Sondra Stave, and yours truly. Lisa Fisher whispered to me half way through the performance, that “Toni would have loved this!” And indeed, she would have! Proceeds will be donated to the Antoinette “Toni” Kniola Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Switzerland County.
The Red Hot Hatters will not have a November meeting because of the reception and concert on November 3rd.
Collection point for the Red Hot Hatters assisting the Angel Tree Project with donations of gloves and hats is now at the State Farm Insurance office located 401 Ferry Street. The children receiving the donations will range from ages newborn to 18 years of age. Items must be collected by December 3rd. Also, some Red Hot Hatters are joining with the Concordia Ladies of Concord Church assisting Samaritan’s Purse with shoe boxes for needy children. The Samaritan Purse Shoe boxes must be in to Kay Cook by Next Monday, November 12th.
The annual Red Hot Hatter Christmas luncheon is returning to the Schenck Mansion on Friday, December 7th, with doors opening at 11 a.m. The menu is being finalized and information on submitting reservations is forthcoming.
Prayer List: Mary Alice Scudder and her daughter Margaret Rowlett, Ellyn Kern — wife of Jerry Brown, the family of Lauren Rose, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Bruce Hutcherson, Tammy Cole, Irvin and Eva Fette, Freda and Harry Walker, Eddie Trinkle, Sue Bear, Sharon Ward, Sharon Copeland, Mike, Barbara DeNoon, Adam Rose, Mickie and Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon, Jerry South and Red Hot Hatters Mary Christiani, Marie Cole, Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave.
Thank you’s this week to: Bernie Gauden for replacing the battery in my SUV, Lisa Fisher for allowing me to hitch a ride in to Vevay to pick up my car, Sondra Stave for sharing her chicken soup, John Campbell for checking up on me even with all that is on his plate, and my Indy friends Judy and Annie who call. Another retired officer was in the area on business and bought lunch even though my hair that day very strongly resembled Carmen Diaz in “I’ve Got Mail!” I was mortified once I returned to the car and looked in the mirror!
In order to find the recipes that I included last week belonging to Dorothy Burley and Betty Hufford, I browsed through the Concord Community Church “Happy 130th Birthday” Cookbook, Second Edition, published December 25th, 2014. Well, on page 19 of that cookbook, I found the following recipe originally submitted by JoAnne Hon and I used it for the Red Hot Hatter reception last Saturday at the Arts Center and it was very good!
1 – 12 oz. can –
1 cup – Grenadine
1 pkg. of 16 oz. Frozen
84 oz. of 7-Up
2 trays of Ice
Yields 30 – 4 oz. Servings
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