Friday, October 26, 2007


Mix together
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tblsp cocoa
Make 3 holes. Put 1 tsp vanilla in 1 hole, 1
tablespoon vinigar in one and 5 tablespoos melted
butter in one. Pour 1 cup cold water over all and
beat well,
Bake 325 for 30 min.

If I remember right, Brother, Bob, used to make this cake.
It is also odd that this cake doesn't take any eggs.

Myrna, what brought on the request for this cake?


Wacky Cake

For Myrna:

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup shortening, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp vanilla and 3 cups all purpose flour. Do not stir. Pour in 1 cup boiling water and then mix. Bake in 9 x 13 pan 30 minutes at 325. Toothpick test for doneness.

This isn’t the exact one Mom had. In her recipe, you put all the dry ingredients in the pan, made three wells and then poured the boiling water in one well, the milk in another and 1 cup oil (instead of shortening) in the third and mixed it all with a fork.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Designated driver?

Someone sent me this picture of my friend Monte and his grandson, taken on River City Roundup this year.
(Shirley was tired of looking at Emily's feet, so I promised I'd put up something else.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Shirley, does Bob's brother still live near San Diego? What is their situation in regard to the fires?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Emily's feet

It looks a lot better now than it did 6 weeks ago!
She just told me that on her last Dr. visit, he said a nail might try to grow and if it does, it will have to be surgically removed because it would become ingrown.
Did you notice she's got those Gatewood bunions (the ones on the outside)?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

When I Get Where I'm Goin'

For Bob's birthday. Miss you, bro.

Where is everybody?

All your blogs are getting dusty and covered with spider webs! What’s going on out there? I thought for sure, you would all be weighing in on the Steve Pedersen thing.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Emily update

Emily had her last visit to the doctor today and has been declared "done healing." Pictures forthcoming. (Don't worry, it's not really very ugly anymore.)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bob & Shirley

Happy Anniversay to Bob & Shirley. (Yesterday) Where did you drive to for you autumn trip? Did you find lots of antiques?

The Family in Springfield

With President Lincoln. This was taken before we wised up and borrowed a wheelchair from the National Park Service.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend: especially Bob & Shirl since it was their Anniversary. I remember that they had one of the nicest weddings I have ever been to.

I went to what was probably my last trailride/campout of the season. "Weekend at Bernie's" - hosted by a muleskinner named (what else?) Bernie and his wife and 5 kids and an assorment of neighbors and friends. It's over by Tekamah in the area of Summit Lake. The wind absolutely ROARED all night Saturday night. I thought my pickup was going to get blown over!

Huskers lost. Know anyone looking for a college football coaching position?

Cubs lost. Boo D-Backs. Kendra is probably whooping it up for the Yanks.

Don't forget to visit Nelli's Redneck Restaurant. I have an advertiser!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Happy 11th birthday to Kendra. Info on Kendra - she loves sports, hates the color pink, plays in the bell choir in church, and takes violin lessons.
Love, Gramma D.


I hope you are having a great day! Love you!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Crystal & John

The couple, the table, the cake, the Wedding Party.
Aren't they sweet?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Good news!

Emily is once again Bi-pedal! She stopped using crutches over the weekend. She limps because they’ve still got her in the special shoe, but she’s making great strides (pun intended) in her recovery!