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Prayers for Shirley Pyne Decker and Gert Mostert.

Junior and Jane Howard had a very nice day for their 73rd wedding anniversary. A get-together with their family members was held at their home and they were very happy to have their daughter Patty Perkins from North Carolina home with them for the week. Patty helped them get some things done around the house.

The Edwards family singers will present their gospel  music program Graces Touch at the Meridale Community Church Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. Dessert will follow the program.

Now is the time to shop at the farmers market at the Delhi Courthouse Square for fresh vegetables and much more. It won’t be long before summer is over and the fresh fruits and vegetables will be gone for another year.

Birdsong Farm, 38718 state Rt 10, have market days every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors with arts and crafts, meats, pastries, honey, maple syrup and lots more. Come and do your shopping.

Wednesday is Bingo night at Delhi American Legion at 7 p.m.

Sept. 8 is Pardon Day; Sept. 9 is Teddy Bear Day; Sept. 10 is Swap Ideas Day; Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, Grandparents Day, Make Your Bed Day and Hug Your Hound Day; Sept. 12 - Chocolate Milkshake Day; Sept. 13 - Positive Thinking Day; Sept. 15 - Make a Hat Day and Online Learning Day.

Story from an old cookbook: When the air turns brisk and the apples begin to drop, Dora pops a homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Pie into the oven and thinks back to the days when her grandmother first taught her to make that delicious pie. During the Depression, grandmother taught me to cook on an old wood-burning stove. We didn’t have electricity or a furnace and it was my duty to gather tree bark, shavings and branches from the woods for kindling. She also helped press and strain apples from their orchard to make and sell apple cider. Some of it was saved and kept cold in a big wooden barrel that was almost completely buried in the ground. On cold nights Grandma put fresh apple cider on the stove with a stick of cinnamon it in - oh, it was so good, but even more memorable was when her Grandmother would tie on an apron and announce, let’s make a pie. Times were tough yet grandmother always managed to turn simple ingredients into desserts.

Sometimes she’d concoct creamy pies using buttermilk. This time, however, she used apple cider vinegar to bake the best pie Dora ever tasted. Grandma’s vinegar pies were also popular during threshing time when all the local wives joined together and cooked a feast for the harvesters.

Grandma’s Recipe for Vinegar Pie: 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted, 1 1/2 Tblsp cider or white vinegar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 unbaked pie shell. In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar, butter, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

My Thoughts of the week: College is now back in session so there is more traffic on the roads so be careful as you travel. The senior day held at the 4-H Camp was a great fun time for all who attended. Keep it in mind for next year. We had a real nice rain Tuesday - it was very much needed as it has been very dry.

Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A man swallowed his glass eye and rushed to a stomach specialist. “I’ve looked into a lot of stomachs in my days,” the doctor said, “but this is the first one that ever looked back.”

Senior Moments: Two old men had been meeting in the park to play chess for years. One day Frank finally confessed to Henry”: “I must really be having a senior moment. All of the sudden, I can’t think of your name. Help me out?” After a long and extremely tense pause came his friend’s reply: “I’ll have to get back to you on that one.”

A cute saying: Seek first His kingdom and you will possess the world’s greatest riches which is true happiness.

Helpful Hints: It’s apple season. When you pick your apples, never tug an apple from a tree. Instead, cup it in the palm of your hand, lift it up and twist it gently. A ripe apple will come away easily, complete with its stem. Honey Crisp apples are juicy and sweet-tart. When cooked it remains semifirm, making it ideal for topping baked goods such as pastries or pancakes or creating a flavorful pie filling that won’t cook down too much.

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Presbyterian Churches during September will be held in DeLancey at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone.

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