I must tell you that you all can quit doing any kind of “RAIN DANCE” immediately. Mother Nature took care of us at the lake today and I do believe we had enough water to last us at least a month. It worked because here it is a few days later and I want to tell you we had a few “thunder bummers”!” One night the lights went out and I had to find all the flash lights. Then the next day we had a few showers and here it is Saturday and the bottom fell out again! I am not talking about sprinkles; I am talking about raining cats and dogs! You couldn’t ever see the other side of the lake. My little grass, flowers and bushes said “thank you thank you, thank you”!
I don’t know what happened but we really have not had a crowd on the lake this year. But all of a sudden we have people running every direction. DAY AND NIGHT! The Hubby says it’s because gas prices came down. I don’t think that has anything at all to do with it. But what do I know. Of course that is his favorite saying when he wants me to believe he knows everything!
Now that I feel everyone is satisfied with our weather here, I must tell you about a gathering I went to. One lady brought devil eggs and I just love them. I proceeded to ask her how she did them and she looked at me like I might have never cooked before. I explained I really didn’t want to go to all that much trouble just to have a little thing that only consisted of two bites. You see when you go to one of the gathering here at the lake you have to have enough so that everyone gets at least a “taste” of what you bring.
Since she was so positive that it was so easy, I proceeded to ask her to let me in on her secret. I wanted to know because everyone was having a fit over them.
She told me you simply put your eggs in cold water and boil for 8 minutes, pour the hot water off and cover with cold water and then ice on top! You see I never could keep from tearing mine up. She said the secret is to boil two more eggs than you want to have just in case one tears up. After pealing the eggs, simply cut in half and put the yokes on a plate. Smash the yokes with a fork and add salt and pepper to taste; then a little mustard and mayo. Mix until you have a nice paste and put them in the white part of the eggs. See there you are! She made it sound so easy. I could not wait to try it and I came home and did just what she said and they were wonderful. You see we play cards every now and then and I fixed a few little sandwiches and deviled eggs, “Tulip Green” style. I bet the lady that gave me that information will be saying, “Man, I taught her all she knows”.
I can’t end this column without telling you about the reunion I went to. Would you believe I have only been to one in my life? It was just because no one took the responsibility of getting us all together. It is wonderful to talk about old times. If you have now had a family reunion lately, then I suggest you just “take charge” and have one. You will really be glad you did. Hey, you can even take deviled eggs. That is the best part of the reunion…..eating and talking all at the same time.
Till next time, maybe I will have it all together. It seems I have been jumping around during our meeting here but I promise I will do better next time.
Almost forgot, I really appreciate the new format the newspaper has now. I really feel special! Thanks Mr. OJ! Bye now