Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 81
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 81

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
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Early American Bride's Punch Perfect For Pre-Nuptial Party MEMENTO OF A HONEYMOON IN IRELAND is , the Waterford crystal of Michael and Peggy Powers. " Peggy, right, shows the Rosslare pattern crystal, along - with her Wedgwood china, to her mother, Mrs. How(944 VS. 1975 ard E. Parks, left, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard Parks. The color photo on the front of Section II shows the trio outside of Peggy's apartment house. (Daily Mail photo by Earl Benton.) Peggy Powers And Her Mother View Contrasts I n Weddings The skwericg of gifts upcc the bride-to- be springs from a Icog tradilkm of gift-giving. Ooe legend tells of a Dutch maiden loved by a poor but charitable miller who shared his earnings with needy neighbors. The girl's father disapproved of the match and denied his daughter a down-. Townspeople once aided by the miller brought hand-crafted gifts to the couple. The gifts were plentiful and exceeded the value of the down- she would have received. Americans have been toasting the bride with Early American Bride's Punch for over 250 years. Rum, once the favorite liquor cf the colonists, blends with pineapple juice, sugar and soda water for a sparkling refreshing drink. Spoon slices of strawberries and pineapple into each glass. EARLY AMERICAN BRIDE'S PUNCH 2 cups pineapple juice 2/3 cup superfine sugar 1 quart rum 2 quarts soda, chilled 1 small pineapple, sliced 1 pint strawberries, sliced Combine pineapple juice, sugar and rum, chill. At serving time add soda. Pour 1/3 of punch into a 1-1/2-quart ceramic watering can. Combine sliced fruit in a small bowl. Pour punch into glasses, spooning fruit slices into each glass. Refill watering can as necessary. If a ceramic watering can is not available, combine all ingredients, except soda, in a 4-quart punch bowl, chill. At serving time add soda. Makes 20-22 punch cup servings. BOURBON-TART PASTRY 4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1-1/3 cups shortening 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup Bourbon, rye or other whiskey Toss flour and salt to mix. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Beat egg yolks with Bourbon and pour into flour mixture. Mix with a fork, shape into a ball; cover and chill well. Divide pastry into 25 or more pieces, depending on size of tart shells. Pat pieces into 2-inch individual tart shells; prick with a fork. Put shells on a baking sheet. If tart shells are not available, put pastry into small muffin tins. Bake in a very hot oven (450°F) about 10 minutes. Cool and remove from pan. Fill with turkey mixture. Makes about 25 tart shells. FESTIVE TURKEY TARTS 2-pound boneless, rolled turkey, thawed 1 carrot 3 ribs celery 2 bay leaves teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon salt 3 to 4 peppercorns 1 cup white wine Water Place turkey roll, vegetables, seasonings and wine in a large pan. Add water to barely cover. Cover pan and simmer about i-i/2 hours or until tender. Cool turkey in liquid; remove and chill. Strain stock and save, if desired, to boil vegetables or add to soups and stews. Dice turkey. Combine with Bourbon Curry Sauce ibelow). Spoon mixture into Bourbon Tart Shells. If desired, garnish each filled tart with a slice of cherry tomato and a sprig of parsley. BOURBON CURRY SAUCE 2 tablespoons oil 1 small onion, grated 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 cup Bourbon or other whiskey 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Dash cavenne Heat oil: add coke and cum' powder and cook 3-4 minutes. Turn oniofl-ctirn mixture with remaining ingredients intc blender container or small bowl; blend 01 beat smooth. Makes about IV-s cups. - BY ANN GRIFFITH I Of Daily Mail Lifestyles ";. Peggy Parks and Michael Powers somehow found themselves discussing a honeymoon in the Republic of Ireland before they had managed to get around to the subject of an engagement. In due time they did get around to that too. and told their families and friends the happy news last Thanksgiving. But Peggy decided against an engagement ring. She isn't overly fond of diamonds. In contrast, Peggy's mother, Mary, had a diamond. What she missed out on for the most part was an engagement. She and Howard Parks selected the ring at the same time they picked out her wedding band. She was officially "engaged" for three days. As for a honeymoon, it certainly wasn't the first thing Mary and Howard discussed. When they finally managed to take one, they had been married for eight years, and Peggy and her brother, Richard, accompanied them on their "honeymoon" to Daytona Beach. Although in high school Mary Fairbanks considered Howard Parks her "best beau," there was no firm commitment when he left at 17 for six years duty in the Marine Corps. They corresponded during his absence, and when he returned to their hometown of Davy for a month's leave following a two year tour in the South Pacific, they decided on a week's notice to be married. The ceremony was held in Howard's front yard, under a weeping willow tree he had planted as a boy, with their families and close friends sitting on the front porch. That was in the summer of 1944 and afterward Howard shuttled back and forth across the country. Once Mary joined him at Camp Lejeune. only to have him promptly sent to California. After that she returned" to her job with the Welch Milk Company and waited. Following Howard's discharge he joined the Department of Public Safety, was assigned to Grafton, and the Parkses moved into their first home, one floor of a house in Grafton, which they furnished. Mary recalls, "mostly with appliances and a red- and-blue mohair living room suite." ; Peggy waited considerably longer than her mother for the right man to come along. After college she started out teaching school in North Carolina. Then she left one classroom and entered another -- as a graduate student in library science at the University of Kentucky. After receiving her master's degree she worked as a county librarian in North Carolina for a -time, vacationed in Europe just long enough to know it wasn't long enough, began looking for a job abroad, and found one setting up an insurance office in Wiesbaden, Germany. After six months, she chose to return to the Charleston area, where her family had moved in the 50's. Peggy accepted a position as an educational researcher and writer at the Appalachian Educational Laboratory, and that was that -- until May 23. 1974. when Michael Patrick Powers reported for his first day on the job at the Laboratory. On April 4.1975. Peggy became Mrs. Michael Patrick Powers at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in the wedding of her dreams, followed by a reception for 60 at t,rnie's Esquire. "Everything was just the way I had always imagined it." she says. "My family- was wonderful. They gave us a ceiling limit to spend and let us plan most of the wedding ourselves. It was everything I'd ever wanted -- i n c l u d i n g a honeymoon abroad." Peggy and Michael chose Ireland for their honeymoon because Michael, according to Peggy, is a 100 per cent Irishman. During their 850 mile tour of the country in a rental car, they bought their crystal, Waterford's Rosslare pattern, named for the town where Michael's paternal grandparents were born. Upon their return they moved into Michael's apartment at the Victorian Arms using the furniture Peggy acquired during her stay in North Carolina. Wedding gifts filled in a great many "gaps" and the young Powers- es added several touches of their own, inj eluding four quaint oak chairs they couldn't resist buying, around a table they found later in a second-hand store and refinished so perfectly that the pieces appear to be a matched set. 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Michael turned down a contract that would have taken him back to his native St. Louis in favor of a position as a public information representative for the West Virginia Department of Labor. Both Peggy and her mother, an employee of the Regional Intergovernmental Council, had careers to tend during the wedding planning, and Mary gives her daughter much of the credit for seeing things through. "Peg and Michael did so much of it," she says, "but we were consulted. Peggy would coordinate plans with me and with Michael's mom in St. Louis. "You know, in slightly more than a month both of our children were married -- Peggy in April and Richard in May. Peggy's wedding wasn't at all like my own. But my wedding was a good deal like our son's." The marriage of Richard Parks and Pam Florence is another story, however. It appears elsewhere in this section. 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