If you are truly blessed, sometime during your lifetime you will be fortunate enough to meet someone truly ‘special’. Someone who is unselfish, caring, intelligent and dedicated to the betterment of all individuals. Someone like Fred Stave. Although I first met he and Sondra nearly 13 years ago, I never understood the magnitude of his influence on others until Saturday. His memorial service was held — of course — at the Historic Hoosier Theater which was filled with family and friends praising his name and accomplishments. And yet, Fred Stave was a humble man. Accolades were bountiful, but the message was the same: Fred Stave lived his life enriching the lives of others. What an honorable man! What an example for us all!
Prayer list: Irvin Fette, Eddie Trinkle, Barbara DeNoon, Jake Rader, Joyce Earls, Dale and Eric Simon, and Red Hot Hatters Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave. I actually got a call on Friday from Patty Chase who is feeling much better followed by one from Virginia, Ed Trinkle. Ed called to tell me how much he appreciated me putting him on my prayer list. He is awaiting the results of some more tests, so we need to pray that the results are favorable!
The Posey Tappers Homemakers met last Tuesday morning at the Patriot Town Hall and I ventured over for the meeting. It’s nice to socialize with so many super nice ladies: catching up on new grandbabies, the sick and injured and of course food and flowers.
Later that afternoon, I received a request from Carol Ann Armstrong to move my RV which has been parked by her barn for most of the summer. Apparently, men were coming from Rising Sun to paint the barn and it was in the way. I did move it but first I had to find someone to jump my SUV and then on my own, I hooked it up and brought it home. I was very surprised that I was physically able to get it done but I did. And then spent the rest of the week wishing I hadn’t.
Thursday was Tony Christiani’s 81st Birthday so I treated him and Mary Christiani to lunch at the Captain Hook’s Seafood Restaurant in Carrollton. The food was delicious and the company sublime. If you have not as yet been there, I highly recommend it!
Friday I was back in Kentucky with the Red Hot Hatters at Jewell’s on Main in Warsaw. Again, fantastic food and excellent company.
Living alone, I don’t always cook a variety of foods, so I have asked for some recipes from my Red Hot Hatter friends and Claudia Dawson is the first to respond! It sounds yummy! Claudia says: “This is the zestiest soup I’ve ever had. Full of veggies, very chunky, and spicy, depending on the hotness of your Italian sausage. Perfect for all of the produce coming in right now.”
1 lb. – Italian Hot Sausage
2 Cups – Celery
2 – Medium Zucchini, cut into bite size slices
1 Cup – Chopped Onion
2 – Large cans of Tomatoes (1 – crushed, 1-whole)
2 tsp.- Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. – Oregano
¼ tsp. – Basil
1 tsp. – Sugar
2 – Green Peppers cut into strips
Remove sausage from casing and brown in skillet. Drain. Add celery, cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
Add remaining ingredients, except green peppers. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Add green peppers and cook 10 more minutes.
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