- Ada, Oklahoma


April 26, 2013

Easter storm leaves spring unsprung


Byng —

We all enjoyed an evening of singing songs celebrating the Resurrection, and we especially appreciated being able to have our church pianist Debra Nolan with us. She has suffered a dislocated shoulder and has been unable to play piano  for several weeks.

Last week was Spring Break, and my friend, Darla Herndon of Ardmore and I  made a three-day trip to Hot Springs, Ark. We visited my son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Loyce Milliigan. It was good to visit them, but almost equally pleasant was the weather. It rained all night Sunday and until  noon on Monday.  They have had a great deal of rain this winter and spring, and it was delightful to see brooks and ponds brimfull with clear blue water.

I am the recipient of  the ingredients for a microwave cake that bakes in only 30 seconds.  The recipe appeared on Facebook and according to Jodi Jackson, is delicious. Ingredients are an angel food cake mix and another cake mix of any kind (except the kind that has puddng added).  Combine the two cake mixes and store in a lidded container. To make individual servings, put two tablespoonsful into a cup.  Stir in two tablespoonfuls of water and mix well. Place the cup in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. I haven’t tried it yet, but Jodi says it’s great. She topped hers with caramel sauce, but any kind of frosting (or none) will do well.

The AARP Tax Aide group has done a terrific job.  I’m particularly appreciative, for they saved me at least $200 n fees. Several are from Byng: Andy and Jo Ann Hood, Vestel and Bette Cole and Ruth Ann Taylor come to mind.

Bette is co-chair for the project, and this year the group was well-staffed enough that she and Vestel could take off a week and go to Branson, Mo., for a family get-together. They report a most enjoyable time, despite having several inches of snow during their stay.

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