Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 10, 1975 · Page 5
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 5

Freeport, Illinois
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Thursday, July 10, 1975
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Freeport (III.) Jourpal-Standard, Thursday, j u | y IQ > i 975 Page It Was A 'Strawberry' Vacation Tasty Summer Memories By OLGA (SIZE CARLILE J-S Women's Editor About this time of year when the sun is high in the sky, it's berry time in the Middle West. . , And the way to enjoy it - the only' way - is to get Tight in there'in the middle of an acre-plot - and pick away. this was a yood year to go picking. After all, America is a year away from celebrating its 200th birthday, and everyone - but everyone - is interested in reducing life to the more simple and uncomplicated status ofjcolonial days. People everywhere in America are making patchwork quilts to commemorate the bicentennial.-Others are carding wool and weaving, and still others are dipping candles. Everyone is doing something or other the way grandmother did. And most of all it would just be plain fun to pick those plump strawberries in the sunshine and capture some of that fresh goodness in a jam that would bring back memories of those Lake Michigan shores all winter long. This way the children would know just how strawberries grow. We did have a friend whose child didn't realize ;that peas grew in pods rather than in : little square boxes found in the frozen food section of a supermarket. Heavenly days, we didn't want our children to remember strawberries only in boxes in the frozen food section or in .jam and jelly jars. Well; it was one of those Michigan vacation days in the sun. The berries were ripe on a nearby farm and strawberry pickers were invited imagine that, invited -. to come and pick - for only 45 cents a pound. Our group, seven strong - three adults and four children - got baskets and soon we were chatting and picking - and often eating; Our mouths were strawberry red. What a delicious feeling. In a short time we picked a total of 44 pounds. This called for a picture, of course, As we grouped together, the farmer's wife went by on her bicycle. "Say 'strawberries' instead of cheese,' " she quipped. Back in our respective cottages, we boiled jars in hot water for 10 minutes. Next berries were washed and stemmed and crushed with a pbtato masher. The mashed berries went Into a large kettle with three-fourths of a cup of sugar for each cup of berries. Pectin was added later. The result - jam with a pleasing flavor, a pretty color, cohesive but delicately quivering and with melt-ln-the- Notes of the Day C/vr»/o/ nil ik A/^*^o Marcia Anne Spahr, 1115 S.Seeley OC/Cr/C//, \>/C/)L/ /MOlGS Marcia Anne Spahr, 1115 S. Seeley Ave., earned spring semester honors for scholastic achievement at Rockford College. , ... Mr. and Mrs, Eugene Wall of Milwaukee, Wis., ,afe parents of a son, Gregory Allen, born Monday. Mrs. Wall is the former Sharon Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry, 538 W. Dewey St. Mr and Mrs. Davey Scoon of Newton, Mass., are, parents of a daughter born Tuesday in Newton. Mrs. Scoon is the former Kristine Ludwig, daughter of Mrs. S. J, Ludwig, 110 E. Jefferson St.; and the late Mr. Ludwig. A Summer 'Beer And Brats' Night mouth tenderness. .The rest of the week we ate strawberries. Strawberries with sour cream sweetened with powdered sugar and flavored with lemon juice and orange liqueur. Strawberries and sour cream sweetened with brown sugar. Strawberries and sour cream flavored with cinnamon. There were strawberry pjincakes. Fresh strawberries sliced on pancake batter and fried. Fresh strawberry sauce on top of crepes suzettes with huge dollops of whipped cream. Strawberries on pound cake. Strawberries on cheese cake and angel food cake. And strawberry jam . on peanut butter sandwiches. .And just plain red, ripe, sweet aromatic strawberries dipped in sugar, powdered sugar and some just plain. And they were plain good just every way, ' ' Announcements Women of the Moose will observe Chapter Night this evening nt 8 o'clock at the Moose Home. , " BARBARA REED Miss Reed, Mr. Simpson To Marry Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Reed of Dakota announce the engagement and-forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Barbara Sue, to Dale Simpson. Mr. Simpson is the son of Mr. and MrsrCecil Simpson of Lanark. The bride-elect, a 1972 graduate of Orangeviile High School, was also graduated from. Sterling School of Beauty Culture. She is employed by Wilcox Beauty Salon in Ffeeport. ! Her fiance is a 1972 graduate of Mount Carroll High School. He is employed by Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. The couple wUl exchange nuptial vows on Nov. 9. Parents Without Partners will have a "Beer and Brats" party Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Karen Julius, 1539 W. Harrison St. Festivities will begin at 6:30. " ' ' Those who have not made reservations and wish to attend may call Mrs. Julius, 232-3389, this evening. Members are asked to bring their own bratwurst and buns and a dish to pass- Members and their families will have a family outing Saturday. They will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the former Kroger store and will travel to Rockford's Children's Farm. Families are asked to bring their own sack lunches. 62 at Coffee* Sixty-two members of the Mary Hosmer Senior Citizens Club attended a coffee in the community room Tuesday morning. Summer activities were discussed. ., Members planned a share-a-dish dinner for July 22, and on July 29 there will be a program by the Talent Tith- ers. Miss Luella Gassmann was chairman for the coffee. She was assisted by Mrs. Wallace Trost, Mrs. Dorothy Green and Miss Lydia Raetz. Retiree Honored A party was held Wednesday evening at Snitzel's,Bavarian Restaurant in honor of Alfred Schramm, who is retiring as a plastering contractor after 48 years in the business..The party was given by his employes. Mr. and Mrs. Schramm plan to N do some extensive traveling in the West and will spend some time at their' cottage in Colorado and spend winters in Arizona. Jack Schramm, Mr. Schramm' t s nephew, has taken over the plastering- business. Official-Visit,. The annual official visit ceremony of Capernaum Shrine, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem will be held at the' Masonic Temple.on Wednesday at 8 p.m. "".;•; '.,..- '•• >.. -\ • •;. : '<.•/... '••: : ._ Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are to be made by Satur- day'with Mrs. Clifford Hi Deal, 1131 S. Park Blvd. Making this official visit will be Mrs. Leoha I.- Graves of Rock Island. She is the supreme worthy high priestess of the Supreme Shrine of the White Shrine of the U.S.A. and Canada. -Participating will be Mr. and Mrs. Homer H. Kuhlemeyer and their elected and appointed officers of Capernaum Shrine of Freeport, also the elected" and appointed officers of Oriental Shrine of Rockford and the Corinthian Shrine of Dixon. Mrs. : Graves will make the official inspection of these' three White Shrines. A rehearsal is planned for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Masonic Temple by the officers of Capernaum, Oriental and Corinthian White Shrines. Plans will be made for Capernaum's annual picnic dinner, July 23. Reunions Have Exchange Night The annual Exchange Night of the Order of Eastern Star was held Wednesday evening in the Masonic Temple, with guest officers from Loves Park Chapter in charge. Presiding as worthy matron was Mrs. Clinton Gray of Loves Park. Her husband was the worthy patron. Soloist was Mrs. Robert Ayers, and'Mrs. Rqb- ert C; Bast Sr. was organist. Special guest of honor was Mrs. Harry (Magdelene) Smith, past matron of Loves Park Chapter. Also given recognition as a guest was Tom Andrews of Loves Park Chapter. Mrs. Samuel T,. Wernicke was in charge of the guest book. Mrs. Wendell C. Woessner presented flowers to the Loves Park officers and special guests. Freeport Chapter will not meet later this month or early in August. The next regular session will be Aug. 27, following a picnic dinner at 6:15 p.m. in the Masonic Temple dining room, ,.« At the close of the ceremonies, red raspberry shortcake was served with • fruit punch and co/fee. Table decorations, arranged by..;Mrs. Orville K. Trester, were miniature wishing wells and pink roses. Social chairman was Mrs. W. W. Cramer. She was assisted b^ Mmes. R. H. Barber, Winfred E. Gushart, Robert L. Hill and. Fred G. Smith. RUTER The Ruter reunion will be held at 12:29 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Forreston Community Park. Persons attending should bring a well-filled picnic basket and their own table service and . beverage. Ice cream and soft drinks will be served later in the afternoon. ZUGSCHWERDT Sixty-five descendants of Werner and Catherine Zugschwerdt attended the 50th annual reunion held Sunday at Chadwick Legion Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Zugschwerdt were elected president and secretary-treasurer, respectively. Bird Baths., Fountains, Patio Figures i 700 W. South Street, Open'Moh., 9-9; T.ues. thru Sot., 9-5:30 S the sale you've been waiting for! JULY SALE reductions up to 40% /extra-ordinary savings on timely fashions — .shop while we still have large selections in junior and misses' dresses, long dresses, sportswear and swimwear ... .don't miss this important summer sale! • open Friday to 8 p.m., Monday to 9 p.m. 1 5 S. Chicago Ave. 232-8913 r Where fine furniture is a family tradition The exhilarating robust; look'-of Cpuntry English at Summer Sale Reductions. Here's the country mood you've always treasured, but with new inspiration. Impressive but not too formal. With an age-old look of tradition, yet so right for your home today. Fine furniture for the living room, dining room and bedroom, reminiscent of Merrie Olde f ngland when country craftsman designed for comfort, simplicity and long Use. The woods? Vibrant, solid oak, selected hardwoods and oak veneers, with lively grain patterns arid rich deep down textures. Come in and see for .yourself. • . , , What a time to buy? Exciting Summer Sale Savings . . . Right Now Drexel's % Complete Bishopsgate Collection 25% OFF Corner of Main and Galena

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