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Monday, July 12, 2010

OLD BOOKS, PARTIES & STRAWBERRIES, OH MY!

I love old books and this one is delightful! I probably picked it up at a rummage sale and tucked it away in the bookcase and forgot about it but I recently discovered it again and have sure enjoyed it.
Here is the copyright date. One of it's previous owners, I think a young person, used a pencil to fill in all the 'o's. That's usually a kid thing.

You will have to enlarge this on to read the contents. I have read the whole book and plan to do it again. The stories are beautifully written and the poems are wonderful.
Because my prayers have been so focused on our brave military Troops I will share a poem called 'Army Hymn' or "Old Hundred"
O Lord of hosts! Almighty King! Behold the sacrifices we bring!
To every arm thy strength impart, Thy spirit shed through every heart!
Wake in our breasts the living fires, The holy faith that warmed our sires;
Thy hand hath made our nation free; To die for her is serving thee.
Be Thou a pillared flame to show the midnight snare, the silent foe;
And when the battle thunders loud, still guide us in it's moving cloud.
God of all nations! Sovereign Lord, in Thy dread name we draw the sword.
We lift the starry flag on high that fills with light our stormy sky.
From treason's rent, from murder;s stain, guard its folds till Peace shall reign,
Till fort and field, till shore and sea, join Our loud anthem, Praise To Thee!
see Exodus 13:21
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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JULIA TURNS TWELVE!Here she is about ready to blow out the candles on the desert she made all by herself! She isn't fond of cake so made this very rich chocolate dessert. I had a spoonful and it was so rich and chocolaty I couldn't have eaten any more. We also had peach upside down cake and ice cream.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY GIRL!
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Mimi's Strawberry Surprise!
I should have taken a picture before I took this to the party. I found a delicious sounding recipe in a magazine at my doctor office and made this tray full for the party. I didn't write down the name of it so gave it a name, I was sure surprised when I went to get one and discovered all that was left was the empty platter and some grated chocolate an Lemon Balm leaves I used for decoration.
Here's the recipe. I made a few changes in the original because there was too much cheese.

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1 pound large strawberries
1-8 ounce package of cream cheese
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 small Hershey bar
Remove stems, and cut a deep 'X' in the small end of each berry. Gently spread berries open.
Beat cream cheese with milk, powdered sugar and almond flavor until smooth and creamy.
Spoon cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a size 6 (approx) script tube attached, and pipe cheese into each strawberry, then gently squeeze berry together so cheese begins to come through cuts.
Grate chocolate bar over top.
You can use a different flavoring and lite cheese if you want.
Be sure to taste one before you offer them to your guests!










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5 Comments:

Blogger 云依恩HFH謝鄭JTR安 said...

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7/12/2010  
Anonymous Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem! I have three sons enlisted, so it means a lot to me.

I love old books also, and was given several found in my grandmother's attic years ago. I have read them all...some more than once. They are truly a treasure!

7/13/2010  
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7/15/2010  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

The book looks fascinating and to have all the Os coloured in like that gives it real character.

Belated happy birthday to Julia...her cake soumds absolutely delicious!

As does your strawberry surprise...it was obviously very much appreciated, especially as you missed out on having any.

7/15/2010  
Blogger Angela said...

I'm really starting to appreciate the old books like that. What a beautiful poem! I have a praise report that our Pastor's son in law just returned from Afganastan. Looks like he will get to be home when Pastor's daughter has their first baby! Praise the Lord! Pastor also shared that he wasn't in a part of the war where he had to use his gun so that is good news also!

Your strawberry recipe sounds really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a Great Weekend!
Angela

7/15/2010  

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