Dot's Famous Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

 "Miss Dot" Mama
Her pound cake has made it to a Nashville Tv Talk Show
It was sold for countless years at The Forest Lake Strawberry Field
Given away to hundreds and loved by all.

Prelude to: Dot's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Dorothy "Miss Dot" to most people 
my Mama well our Mama

She is the Mother to most of the neighborhood
She always has been and continues to be.
She has fed, listened to, put up with so many
rowdy kids in her lifetime.

Dolly's Simple Giveaway: in the Kitchen with Cecil Holiday Cookbook 2011

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Dolly's Simple Giveaway

In The Kitchen with Cecil
Holiday Cookbook  2011
Cecil Chandler
WPDE News Channel 15 ABC

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I have one recipe in this book that was my Grandmother Johnson's.....

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Our Sewing Class

Ms. Bonnie gave each of us a scissor pouch she had made.

We had such a great time in this sewing class.  Bonnie our teacher was such a sweet lady. We did learn a lot and being together was so much fun.  A good gathering with lots of laughter. Join us if you will.

Thanksgiving Clay Nutcracker Pilgrim

Many years ago I made this rough looking character from clay.
I think I saw the original in a Lillian Vernon Catalog.
I found him to be so ugly he was cute, so I had to make my own.
He has taken on a life of his own.
I have moved three times and he has had a place in
each home at Thanksgiving.
The family loves it.
It is almost that time of year so I will share
this little Pilgrim with you all.

Bragging on Carly

Carly is my oldest daughter.  She has started to sew also.  When she purchased the wonderful sewing machine for me, she bought herself another version of Viking.
She has already made little P a Halloween Apron with ghouls and goblins on it...very cute.

He is a Frankenstein helper

Bragging On Catie


My children are very talented. I know parents brag about their children.  I am guilty of not bragging enough, maybe I take for granted their talents and abilities.  Plus I was raised with rules like it is not nice to toot your own horn and such. I was told it is not nice to brag. Guess I carried that over to my children.  I need to remedy that so today's the day for bragging.

Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits

This is a wonderful recipe 
     They do taste like the Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits.  

Happy Veterans Day Chuck

Happy Veterans Day Chuck

Chuck was in Vietnam Phu Bai, RVN to be exact

He was in  the 8th Radio Research Field Station
They were at the time called The Army Security Agency
It has now been changed to
 Military Intelligence

One of My Hero Veterans

My Daddy has always been my hero! I think all little girls believe that their daddy is just some superhero. In most cases they are. If we are one of the lucky ones to have such a daddy who truly is, that is great! I was blessed with just such a person. Today I talk of him and history.  You might be surprised at what you'll read.

Honor Flight From South Carolina

My Father-In-Law and Hero  Carey Shealy, Sr.

Carey Shealy, Sr.

Has just returned home from Washington, DC
He took this trip courtesy of The Honor Flight of South Carolina
I was as excited as he for this opportunity.
It is wonderful for these WWII soldiers to have this chance
Thank you Honor Flight!

ship he was stationed on.

There are so few of these heros left and It is an honor for them to be able to go and see this.
This is a memory they will keep with them forever.

Genolia's Cornbread Dressing

Ratliff Family Here is Genolia's Dressing Recipe

My children's grandmother
such a dear sweet mother in law too
Mother of Randy

I have to say that I have been very blessed with
having two of the most loving mother in laws
in my lifetime.

Spotlight: Cottle Farms

Some people come into your life and change it for the better.  
The Cottle Family is just one such family that came into our lives and made them better. 
Great memories and fun times.

A Stitch in Time

I have two beautiful daughters, and also have a love for sewing.  Carly my oldest would stand behind me in the chair I was sitting in sewing most nights. She would brush and play with my hair and we would talk and talk the night away.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.