my perspective . . .
my . . . word is getting around about this website and lots of
good reviews and leads for more photos and stories come each day.
bow to the joyful spirit which seems to accompany these photos
and stories as they travel hither and yon. By all means, send
the link on to others and encourage them to check back often.
I am happy to put new readers on the notification
email list when something new is added.
email came from Geraldean Johnson about the Stephen's store: "My
memories of Stephen's store is that it always had the best stuff
first . . . like pomegranates and coconuts. That was when you
had seasonal stuff. It was a store that was cool inside when it
was hot outside. Crazy the things kids remember."
email came from Cliff Stephen's great, great niece:
loved reading the article about the Stephens Store. It brought
back many memories of visiting Uncle Cliff and Aunt Heppie (long,long
ago) and seeing the store, catching fireflies, and eating Aunt
Heppies Lazy Daisy cake. I stayed in the little house you
that peaked my interest, so I went right to the source . . . Mary
Stephens Waller, for her mother Heppie's Lazy Daisy Cake recipe.
Here it is:
LAZY DAISY CAKE
the Kitchen of HEPPIE
Cook time THIRTY +/-
1 C. SUGAR
1 TSP. VANILLA
1 C. FLOUR
1 TSP. BAKING POWDER
1/4 TSP. SALT
BEAT EGGS, ADD SUGAR AND VANILLA; BEAT AGAIN. ADD SALT, FLOUR
AND BAKING POWDER.
HEAT TO BOILING POINT:
1 TBSP. BUTTER AND 1/2 C. MILK AND AND ADD TO ABOVE.
IN OBLONG PYREX PAN:
TBSP. MELTED BUTTER 5 TBSP. BR. SUGAR
2 TBSP CREAM OR CANNED MILK
1/2 C. COCONUT
ON CAKE WHEN DONE AND SET UNDER BROILER TO BROWN.
before I could rustle up the ingredients, Ray called and had a
few pieces saved for Eb and I . . .
be adding this recipe to my file! Yummmmmmm.
In the August
12th post, I mentioned the Scott Valley Beacon newspaper.
Here are a few more ads and some fun information. I googled to
find out more about this paper but only found one link that mentioned
a "Norman R. Westfall founded the weekly newspaper in Etna,
someone 'out there' knows more about this paper and can report
back to us.
you think everyone knows
what everyone else is doing NOW . . .
answer came from Carol Maplesden to the question of 'who was the
guy pumping gas at Matt's Service Station'???
know the fellow putting gas in his car that Eb thought might be
Carl...??? Could that be Bud Carlberg who owned (?) the Etna theater
around that time? He looks a little like I remember, though I
only saw him a time or two."
said 'YESSSSSS'!!! and another mystery has been solved.
Sentinel May 3, 1939 article 'R. Smith Remodels Service Station'
it mentioned he was tearing down the old roof and part of the
back of the building which was at one time a blacksmith shop.
remembered seeing photos of an old Blacksmith Shop in Etna but
couldn't find my copies. I wondered if that was the one
being torn down.
Carol was helpful when she wrote:
have an old photo of Charles' father's blacksmith shop in Etna.
However it was where Ray's Market is now (then called School Street).
Three Maplesden brothers stand in front of the door."
exterior photo is in an original frame made by Uncle Whit Maplesden
with writing on the back and I don't want to try to take it out
of the frame so we can try scanning it."
interior photo taken in 1914
shows Charley Maplesden and his daughter Crystal Marie, age 4"
precious when people are willing to share from their personal
photo albums the memories of those who have helped to weave the
Tapestry of their lives.
to shop locally!
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