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From: Marsha Boles <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] ARIZARD Digest, Vol 1, Issue 402
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 12:04:15 -0800 (PST)
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Yes, cook the macaroni. Follow the directions on the box then add all the stuff that makes it sinful. I like to add a shake or two of garlic salt too.

Ilene Stevenson <> wrote:
To Cousin Marsha, Do you cook the macaroni first? I may try that.
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> Today's Topics:
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> 1. Re: Memories & Mac 'n Cheese (betty hutson)
> 2. Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS ! (Pat Brewer)
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> Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 18:27:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: betty hutson
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Memories & Mac 'n Cheese
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> Merry Christmas Marsha,
> I will have to try the recipe after Christmas.
> Betty
>
> Marsha Boles wrote:
> Merry Christmas to all.
>
> My GP are Clifton and Nettie Milligan Montgomery. They lived in a large 4
> room farm house that was his child hood home and just out from Wiseman
> going toward Violet Hill. I understand all these roads have names now,
> sorry I can't be more specific.
> For some reason, my parents had deposited me there with MomMaw and left
> with PopPaw and my brother. It doesn't matter where they went, this was
> the longest time I had ever spent alone with my grandmother. My
> grandparents had 7 children and only a couple of dozen grandchildren.
>
> PopPaw had brought in the Christmas tree, a large fragrant cedar. It
> always went in the window left of the front door. MomMaw was busy in the
> kitchen and I was set to the task of decorating the tree. I strung the
> small single string of lights and was given popcorn and a few precious
> cranberries to thread together. MomMaw came to check on me from time to
> time. I hope I didn't hurt her feelings, when I complained that it had no
> icicles. Back from the kitchen she came with scissors and a box of
> Reynold's wrap. She cut a few, then I cut a few. They weren't quiet as
> glitzie as store bought, but it was our own special tree.
>
> MomMaw was leagally blind, but in her home you would never know it. Her
> poor eye sight might have heightened her other senses. She could hear the
> clatter of cars coming over the old wooden bridge from Wiseman (over the
> Strawberry River). With all the leaves off the trees, maybe the winter air
> carried the clatter of the wooden planks echo all the way to her house.
> MomMaw would make her way from the kitchen to the Christmas tree window in
> time to see the car's headlights when they passed the Old Joe house. (I
> don't have a clue why it is called that!) From the headlights of the car,
> nearly a mile away, she could tell which were her children's cars. She got
> everyone right that night!
>
> Not Your Every Day Mac and Cheese
> 1 box (7.5oz) Kraft Mac and Cheese
> 1 cup sour cream
> 1 carton (16 oz) cottage cheese
> 2 cups shredded cheese
> 2 beaten eggs
> Follow direction on the box, then add other other 4 ingredients.
> Bake in 2-3 quart casserole dish about 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
>
> I have made this for 2 parties this year and has been a big hit.
>
> Merry Christmas from your cousin Marsha in Memphis
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> Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 21:05:54 -0700
> From: "Pat Brewer"
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] MERRY CHRISTMAS !
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> Harold that was very delightful. I'd not heard that before. Thank you,
> and
> Merry Christmas.
> Pat
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> From: "Harold Blevins"
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> Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2006 6:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] MERRY CHRISTMAS !
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>>I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy 2007.
>> You are all my dear friends and have helped me without measure.
>>
>> Instead of talking about my (many) past Christmases, I will simply relate
>> to
>> you one of my favorite Christmas stories. It has been around the Internet
>> for several years but I enjoy reading it every year. Harold Blevins
>>
>>
>> To my friends at this time of the year. What a wonderful message to
>> warm your heart.....
>>>
>>>
>>> The "W" in Christmas
>>>
>>> Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful
>> experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations - extensive card
>> writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet still, I
>> found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family
>> moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.
>>>
>>> My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting
>> season for a six year old. For weeks, he'd been memorizing songs for his
>> school's "Winter Pageant." I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be
>> working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining
>> moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a dress
>> rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend
>> that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed
>> happy with the compromise.
>>>
>>> So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early,
>> found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw
>> several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited,
>> the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their
>> teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one,
>> rose to perform their song.
>>>
>>> Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the
>> holiday as "Christmas," I didn't expect anything other than fun,
>> commercial entertainment - songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes
>> and good cheer. So, when my son's class rose to sing, "Christmas Love,"
>> I was slightly taken aback by it's bold title.
>>>
>>> Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy
>> mittens, red sweaters, and bright snow caps upon their heads. Those in
>> the front row- center stage - held up large letters, one by one, to
>> spell out the title of the song. As the class would sing "C is for
>> Christmas," a child would hold up the letter C. Then, "H is for Happy,"
>> and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented
>> the complete message, "Christmas Love."
>>>
>>> The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a
>> small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter "M" upside down -
>> totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W". The audience of 1st
>> through 6th graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had
>> no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding
>> her "W".
>>>
>>> Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter
>> continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.
>> A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen. In that instant,
>> we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in
>> the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our
>> festivities. For when the last letter was held high, the message read
>> loud and clear: "CHRISTWAS LOVE" And, I believe, He still is. Amen.
>>
>>
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