I must start off my column with two very important events in my life. This past week I visited the home of Dick Dickerson. That’s right, I just walked in with the editor of the newspaper. Miss Hazel, threw up her hands and said, “I know who you are”, you’re Tulip Green. As they say down home, “it’s all over but the shouting”. We talked and talked and talked about everything under the sun. One lady asked Miss Hazel what year she started writing her column for the paper and her reply was 1941! One lady said that was the year she was born. I thought to myself that I was born a few years before that but that is my little secret!
Everything was wonderful, we were given hats that BLINK and we all ate wonderful food and talked some more. Great stories were told by Dick and of course we enjoyed them also. After lunch we proceeded to exchanged gifts and I got a lovely angel to put on my little Christmas tree in my glass room. Since I LOVE old homes, Dick let me just roam around and take pictures of everything. Ask me if I had fun doing that. Also Dick has a train that runs in front of his house and old TG just loves trains! So you know I had a “blast”. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dick for a lovely afternoon.
Before I left, everyone vowed they would keep the secret of the mystery woman at the Lake. We will have to see if that happens. It is really fun to hear people talk about you and they don’t realize they are talking to the REAL THING.
Well, so much for that. I promised you that I would print the easiest, fastest way to make a pecan pie. Well, here goes! Set your oven to 300 degrees. Break 3 eggs into a bowl. Whisk with a fork. Then add ½ cup sugar and whisk again. Measure 1 cup of Karo syrup and whisk into the mix along with 1 cup of chopped pecans. Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour into a pie shell and bake for one hour or until it does not shake in the middle. If you cannot eat nuts, you can add 1 cup of coconut in place of the nuts. It freezes well and it makes wonderful Christmas gifts.
Now we must move on to the really important stuff! Ms. Hazel said she noticed that I really liked football, so I must tell you my latest incident while trying to coach one of my favorites on to victory. Green Bay was behind at the half. I was mad as usual. You see the last two games I watched were the same. They were losing, so I went to bed only to find out the next morning they had won. So I decided I would go to bed and see if that helped my team. Well, I could not go to sleep so I thought I would read. I turned the sound off and just “peaked” every now and then. Well, all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, the ball was thrown in the air. I looked up to see a young man, who had guys jumping all around him, come down with the ball. Guess what, it was my team Green Bay! I hit the bed with my fist, bounced up and down on the bed and of course woke the Hubby up! I don’t have to tell you what happened next. I just knew he was going to “blow me out of that bed” but when I told him our Green Bay had won, he started “flipping” too.
I must cover one more item before I say “so long.” Fishing has come to a standstill. I have seen only one boat one the water this week. Nobody at Wayne’s place even talks fishing anymore. But I have some great information, Santa Claus is coming to Wayne’s Place on December 12th. I plan to have my picture made sitting on his lap. So just come on over to Dunmor and join the fun. You see I will be there enjoying the moment. Bye now.
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