Sugar Cookies

…sugar cookies and good ol’ days by Joshua Heston Have you ever read Good Old Days? It is a monthly magazine published by House of White Birches Publishers in Indiana. The editor is the venerable Ken Tate and I strongly recommend you look it up and purchase a subscription. Ken is a superb editor who…

Great Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Great Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Great Pumpkin Sheet Cake from Dale Grubaugh Cake: 4 eggs beaten 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 1 16-oz. can pumpkin 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda in 1 teaspoon water Mix eggs, oil, sugar, pumpkin and soda. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and…

Dave Loftin Bubble Lights

Bubble Lights

Bubble Lights by Dave Loftin One of my favorite memories from my childhood years was going to Paw-Paw and Granny’s house. They were fantastic grandparents and I remember Granny doing certain things that didn’t happen at home. I remember that Granny would freely provide between meals and she never seemed to run out of store-bought…

persimmon bark (Diospyros virginiana)

Persimmon Snow

PLATE 1. Detail photo, persimmon bark (Diospyros virginiana). Persimmon Snow by Joshua Heston It was a persimmon snow that fell heavily across the Ozarks just prior to the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Branson tourism came to a stormy halt as the week’s previously balmy 70-degree temperatures were replaced by icy winds and a…