Introduce yourself

by Dee » 2006-08-21 13:37:10 #4777

Hi...I'm Dee McNally. I'm 64 and live in York, PA. I've been retired 1 year on disability due to osteoporosis. I was the Executive VP of White Rose Credit Union. I love retirement and have started a Craft Guild at my church. I enjoy crafting, reading and writing. I enjoy collecting old cookbooks and antique glassware. I enjoy Solitaire and Sudoku Craving. Adam has done a great job with setting up this game and giving us the opportunity to "meet each other."

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-21 15:48:18 #5419

Hi Dee! I enjoy collecting old antique clocks, I am fascinated by them.

collecting old cookbooks

by Saam » 2006-08-22 15:28:01 #5420

Hi Dee. When we bought our house my mum gave me a cookbook from the 70s called 'Cooking for Two' featuring recipes & hints for the 'busy housewife or career woman' to feed her loving husband... it's a scream! Aside from the beeyotiful colour pictures, it has some very strange recipes like egg & lemon soup...

Hi Dee

by Renee » 2006-08-22 15:59:42 #5421

I have a collection of cookbooks also. I have 3 from the 1940's and 1950's. They include recipes for squirl, bear, possum, and excellent instruction on how to set the table, shop, store foods, etc. They are by Metta Givens.

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-22 16:07:15 #5422

Squirrel and possum? I had no idea you could cook those, let alone eat them!

by Saam » 2006-08-24 12:19:31 #5423

Yeah, you know possum is a pest in NZ? When we were there a few years ago there were so many squashed on the road & there were lots of possum-derived souvenirs ie possum fur nipple warmers (!). Not like here in Aust.

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-24 14:51:49 #5424

Wait a minute - possum for nipple warmers - whare are they?!

by Saam » 2006-08-24 16:31:06 #5425

In NZ, we managed to resist buying them! Basically 2 little circles of fluffy stuff...lots of colours!

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-24 16:34:00 #5426

*what are they.

I should really check what I'm typing in this forum! smile

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-24 16:34:41 #5427

Haha! I've never heard of such a thing!

by Saam » 2006-08-24 16:36:44 #5428

Yes, I noticed your fingers started skittering over the keyboard when I mentioned nipple warmers...
This should give you an idea:

by Saam » 2006-08-24 16:40:50 #5429

...And here's a view of them in action

That's it, I'll stop now

by Adam Lyttle » 2006-08-24 16:47:40 #5430

Haha! How very interesting..

by Dee » 2006-08-25 07:06:33 #5431

Who knew collecting cookbooks could be so much fun??? I/ve never eaten squirrel or possum, but will admit to eating groundhog!, years ago when I was a preteen and lived with my sister and family. She made groundhog stew, I only remember it being a tramatic experience for me!

Seriously though, I'm sure I have over 100 cookbooks. I believe the oldest is a 1916 Gold Medal Flour Cook Book, which happens to have a page on game; including a receipe on Squirrel potpie. "Anybody "game"? Dee

by Saam » 2006-08-25 11:05:52 #5432

Groundhog!?! I hope you didn't start living the same day over and over smile
That's like a beaver or something ins't it?

by Ralph Thompson » 2006-08-25 10:26:48 #5433

Hi Dee;
welcome to the world of the older and wiser. I too had retirement forced on me thru cancer but thanks to a fantastic medical team, a loving and caring family and caring friends i am on my way back. God has given me a second cahnce at life and i intend to live it to the full.
I too enjoy crafting and have had ample time to pursue this fascinating past time. Now i found solitaire craving too. How am i going to find enough time ? lol. bye for now

by Dee » 2006-08-26 06:49:22 #5434

Hi Ralph... My prayers are with you for God to put His Healing Hand upon you. I lost 2 of my very best friends to cancer 6 months of each other and it is always a blessing for me to hear of someone who has made it through the dark tunnel. Think positive and always have conversations with your's a great healing power...I know! Dee

by Dee » 2006-08-26 06:53:33 #5435

Saam...All I can tell you is groundhogs are mean and I'm never eating any EVER again! In South Eastern Pennsylannia, there is a groundhog day every February and the groundhog comes out of his hole and predicts whether we will have 6 more weeks of winter. Folklore and a bit crazy...huh? Dee

by Saam » 2006-08-26 14:19:26 #5436

That's a powerful beast!

by Dee » 2006-08-27 15:24:46 #5437

Woe is me! No Solitaire today! I guess I'll have to go back to crafting. Last week our class at church made adorable pumpkins, using rolls of toilet tissue!...I thought you might get a laugh our of hearing that. Yep!...toilet tissue is not just for...well you know. Have a great day! Dee