Catalpa notes

Friday, September 18, 2009

I wrote last week about my 90th birthday and I am still so happy and still so thankful to everyone for all the many beautiful cards. I love to read them and appreciate them.

Monday I received two more, making 195 cards and a total of $892. Wow! Everybody ought to live to be 90! It all seems like a dream. The surprise birthday party my girls gave for me and the large number of 115 signing the register - several dear friends have called who couldn't come.

I must settle down and quit tooting my own horn, but I guess you will overlook an old lady 90 years old. I have celebrated over a week now and I must get back to my canning.

Saturday morning, Sept. 19, there will be a morning market at Tate's Store in Belfast. I hope many will come and anyone wanting to have a yard sale will be welcome. The time will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy shopping in Collector's Closet. Mr. Carl Poarch will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Gospel Meeting will be at Beech Hill Church of Christ from Sept. 20 to 23. Speaker, James Watkins; Sunday night at 7:30; Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Eastside Church of Christ in Petersburg will hold a Full Gospel Meeting from Sept. 20 through 25. Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with dinner at 1 p.m.; Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. The speaker is Bro. Ken Flemings.

The Lynnville "Fair on the Square" will be held Sept. 26. This is always a great place for many vendors to set up and sell their wares, and lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

I hope we will get to go to the "Fair on the Square" Sept. 26. I appreciate Mr. Hollis and his mother coming to my 90th birthday party Sept. 5th. I enjoy reading his column, "Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville."

We are still having sickness at Catalpa and we want to keep them in our prayers.

Little Ella Murdock was to have a tonsillectomy today. Jesse F. Head will have surgery Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Foster's little son is still in Vanderbilt Hospital. We missed Mr. and Mrs. Nicky Foster Sunday morning; also Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kellar.

Bro. Carpenter is attending Auburn games and Damon Lundy preached for us. He had two great lessons and also we enjoyed his teaching the adult Bible class. We were glad to have his wife and their two sons come with him Sunday night.

Doylene, Janice and I visited my two sisters-in-law in Fayetteville nursing homes Sunday afternoon. Avis Sawyers is in Donalson Skill Care, and Verna Sawyers is in Lincoln Care Center.

We had a good Pickin'n'Grinnin' Saturday night at the Town Hall in Petersburg. The building was full of grinners and about 15 playing their instruments and singing. The only thing we don't have is a fiddler coming regularly and we need one.

The Catalpa community extends sincere and loving sympathy to the family of Welton Price. He died Sunday at his home after a long illness. I don't have an obituary, and will write more next week. May the Lord bless his loved ones.

Ladies Day at Westvue Church of Christ, Sept. 12, was well attended and we all enjoyed the speaker, Ann Zimmermann, very much. "A Better World Begins with Me" was the subject. We registered at 8:30 and a delicious breakfast was enjoyed. This week's recipes are from Westvue's breakfast. We appreciate all the hard work that so many of the Westvue ladies did to make it a great spiritual day for us.

Sourdough Coffee Cake

1 cup sourdough starter

1 cup flour

1 egg

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 9 x 13 dish coated with non-stick spray.


1 cup light brown sugar, packed to 3/4 cup

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) soft butter (real butter)

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Using a fork, cut butter into sugar, then add nuts. Sprinkle over batter. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

Breakfast Casserole

1 pound sausage

4 eggs

2/3 cup milk

1 can crescent rolls

1 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage, drain very well, and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together. Unroll crescent rolls in a 9 x 13 pan and spread until bottom of pan is completely covered. Put half the browned sausage on top of rolls. Top with half of egg mixture and half of both cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning.

Potato Casserole

2-pound package of country-style hash brown potatoes, thawed

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 stick butter, melted

1 (8 oz) carton sour cream

8 oz. American or Cheddar cheese, grated

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 stick butter, cut into small pieces

2 cups crushed corn flakes

Mix first seven ingredients and place in a large (9 x 13) baking dish. Top with corn flakes combined with cut up butter. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Hope to see you next week via the Tribune.