The weather turned cold and windy and the leaves came tumbling down. It’s a beautiful time of the year. But every day can be beautiful if we look for the good things.
I enjoyed a nice visit with William and Gladys Collins and Ruth. William has some unusual rabbits that are yellow. He got one out for me to see. It was so pretty and the fur was so soft.
Thanks to neighbors Larry and Teresa Martin and a nice guy named Mike and his wife for treating me to lunch at Elizabeth’s. By the way, Larry and Teresa are getting in a lot of camping and horseback riding lately before winter settles in.
The soup kitchen got off to a good start in its new home. The taco soup was delicious, as well as the cornbread by Geraldine McPeak, and the cookies by Joanne Shirley. Thanks to a nice gentleman for making little crosses for everyone. I added two more people to my route. I love seeing them each week.
I had a nice card from Michael Reynolds of Morehead City, N.C. It’s always good to hear from him.
I’d been praying thatthe cataract in my right eye hadn’t grown so much and I wouldn’t have to have surgery before Christmas. Prayer was answered and we will see what happens in the next few months. It’s always great to see Dr. Law.
I’ve really enjoyed talking to Sandy Man’s owner now. Mr. Harris is very interesting and I love seeing Sandy and Buddy. They are sweet dogs.
It was nice to talk with Sally Smith the other evening. The Apple Dumpling Festival went really well in spite of a windy, cool day. There were lots of vendors.
Roger Villarreal has a moving testimony. He is so proud to be an American citizen and loves the American flag. Recently, Roger suffered a heart attack, and overcame that. His faith and love of Christ is amazing. Roger is at the top of my favorite person list.
Household hint: Dissolve gelatin in the microwave. Measure liquid in a measuring cup, add Jell-o and heat. There will be less stirring to dissolve the gelatin.
APPLESAUCE NUT BREAD
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2c chopped nuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. raisins
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 3/4 c. self-rising flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first five ingredients and mix well. Sift flour and spice together. Mix with applesauce mixture. Pour into a 9×5-inch pan sprayed with Pam spray. Bake one hour. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool several hours or overnight for easy slicing.
Food for thought:
If you can’t see the bright side, maybe it’s time to polish the dull side.