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18 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 i Mary Belle Starliper Rt. 3, Box 293 Kearneysville, WV 25430 Hi Folks! Don't let that flu bug get to you before you get the "shot"! The temperatures are just right for getting out in our shirt sleeves - then a nippy cool breeze blows over us and the next day - we're down and out! How've you been the past week? Can't believe October is over and done with (for 1998)? This month certainly provided us with some beautiful fall weather, even with the need for rain, we can't complain. Here We Go Can't help it, folks, every time Halloween rolls around your FLC is reminded of the fun we had as kids, growing up here in Leetown - afraid of nothing - loving our town and, our freedom to go out any time of day or night and our "fun" with- out fear of - well - anything! We didn't spend much time, as I recall, worrying abut what we were "gonna be" on Halloween, that is, what type of costume we'd select! Most of us just bought an ugly mask at the 5 and 10 or the "Silco" store in Charles Town, then go from that to dressing in what- ever we had around the house. Being far from the "fairy prin- cess" type, I usually opted for the "Hobo" category in my selection of characters for the occasion! Of course, in those happy-go- lazy days of the late 40's, early 50's, with the warjust over and everyone so happy to be an Ameri- can where we were "safe", the word "dangerous" didn't enter the picture on a "fun" time like Hal- loween in Leetown! We never dreamed, nor :did our parents, of strangers "picking us up" or being careful not to eat candy, etc that hadn't been inspected first! No one ever heard of anything as gruesome as the possibility of for- eign objects being inserted into our goodies! My brother and I gathered with our home town friends and ven- tured all over the town, knocking on doors with porch lights on and yelling "Trick or Treat" (which I've always thought should be "Treat or Trick) just waiting for that friendly neighbor to greet us with - whatever! During our "grade school" days we could count on a big party at night, held at the schoolhouse, complete with haunted house and great things to eat in the cafeteria! Somewhere along the line the parties moved from the school to Leetown Baptist Church, but the fun remained the same! Whatever we did, wherever we went - Halloween in Leetown Past left happy, lasting memories in our minds! Mind you, Leetown wasn't without its "mischievous prank- sters" at Halloween time! Ask Frankie Gardner to fill you in on the "good deeds" this group was engaged in! Get him to tell you about the "Toilet-tip-over crew" - the "Permanent-Porta-pottie- pushover" gang! Recipe Being from a family of "choco- late lovers", this cake was always requested around our house when our children were home: CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE: New AA New officers for the Shepherdstown Branch of the Ameri-, can Association of University Women for the 1998-99 year are (seated from left to right) Sara Lueck, vice president pro- grams; Jean Jacobs, secretary; Dorothy Hanak, treasurer; (standing) Pat Stealey, president; and Michelle Baluch, vice- president/membership. ,etirement life at Homewood suits me and my wife because there is always something to do. On campus, we have a pool, fitness center, woodworking shop, restaurant and much more. Within a short drive, there are theaters, golf courses, tennis courts, recreational parks, historical sites and outlet malls. Apartment and cottage entrance fees from $36,000 to $99,000. Call for an appointment today. AT WILLIAMSPORT Homewood is a continuing care 16505 Virginia Avenue retirement community of the Williamsport, MD 21795 United Church of Christ, serving 301-582-1750 active seniors age 60 and older. I Please send information about Homewood. Name Street City~State/Zip Telephone pat,Evem,~ , 1/2 pound butter (not margarine); 1/2 cup vegetable oil; 3 cups sugar; 4 large eggs; 1/2 tsp. baking pow- der; 1/2 cup cocoa; 1 1/4 cups milk; 1 tsp. vanilla; 3 cups cake flour. Cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add al- ternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Stir in the va- nilla. Bake in a large, greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300" until the cake leaves sides of pan. Cool 15 minutes in a pan after re- moving from oven. Carefully loosen sides and around middle with a table knife and turn onto plate or waxed paper to cool com- pletely before icing, if desired. Hint I tell you, folks, it's not too early to start dropping hints to the spouse, kids, etc about your Christmas! That way you may not get as many "duds"! I always make out my shopping list early, too! Then, when shop- ping and I spot something some- one on the list might like - I get it then and there. Birthday Time Again So we don't miss any November folks - let's wish them a Happy Birthday early! Those on our list for November are: Brittany Weaver, Mark Shaffer, Greg Bonar, Sr Darline Osbourn, John Phipps, Jeanette Flanagan, Gene Starliper, Jeremy Weaver, Paul Michael Cabell, Freda Shaffer, Aunt Sara Blue, Patrick Flana- gan, Gretchen Weigel and Carrie Bilmyer. We wish all of you a great big day and don't forget to let us know what you did to celebrate! You DO celebrate, don't you? You're so very important to all of us - so - CELEBRATE! Folks, please let us know of any family, friends, etc with birth- days this month (or whenever, for that matter) so we can say H---B-- - to everybody who reads our 'bit of fun"! Visiting the Capital Nita Collis and her daughters, Diane Collis and Tricia Scott, spent the weekend in Charleston, WV (our very own capital), visit- ing with Tricia's son and daugh- ter-in-law, Michael and Cathy Kisner. They enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage as they motored through our state, which is second to none in the category of beauty! While there, they watched the sky divers jump from the New River Gorge Bridge, a spectacular sight, Nita says, with the many varied colored parachutes in the air. The sight of human beings free - falling, before their chutes opened, was frightening to see, she said. On Sunday of their trip, the group toured the Charleston area, the highlight being the visit and tour of the state capital building. Neat says it was the most impres- sive, with marble walls, ceilings, floors and crystal chandeliers. In her own words, "A building that all West Virginians should be proud to share!" then the rest of the week, Diane and Nita visited Cape May, New Jersey, via Bethany Beach, Dela- ware. After meeting friend Sister Patricia Haggerty, the three took the ferry to and from Cape May. Neat says that although a beach resort, the Cape May area has kept its charm - with all the Victorian homes and other pictur- esque landmarks. Sounds like two nice trips and we thank Nita Collis for sharing ing from illness oI (she knows ~he'd better)! any way, on Don't Forget prayers list! Folks, whatever and whomever Till is on your list for thoughts and have a great prayers this week - please makeand enjoy the we~ this a part of your everyday activi- careful! Let us ties for you and I know how much up to these da that "open line of communication" READING! means in our lives and the lives of Thought the sick and hurting! Nothing is as Please keep Frankie Gardner, fully as getting Paul Jackson and all those suffer- horse! 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