Here is a recipe sent to us by a School Marm who married an engine man. She is Mrs. Olive E. Schultz of Rio, Wisconsin.
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup brown sugar
Scant cup white sugar
one-third cup dates, cut finely
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon soda
Pour the boiling water over the oatmeal and cool to lukewarm. Cream the shortening. Add the sugar gradually, then the beaten eggs. Combine with the oatmeal and add the remaining dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees.
This makes a large loaf cake. (There will be plenty for Elmer, too).
Mix 1 cups brown sugar (packed firmly), cup top milk, 2 tablespoons butter. Bring to a boil and boil three minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add vanilla and beat until creamy, add a little cream if necessary.
We were presented one of the nicest pieces of creative work lately. It was expressed in a little different manner than most of us can do. A song entitled 'The Thrill of Those Steam Engine Threshing Days'. This cleverly worded story is in music form, the words are by Ethel L. Bomberger of Sargent, Nebraska, and the music by Beulah E. Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Bomberger has dedicated it to her husband, Warren R. Bomberger. The famous Case painting graces the cover. You will find the advertisement of the song in this issue of the ALBUM.
You folks attending Mt. Pleasant Reunion will have the pleasure of meeting two of our co-workers who make the ALBUM possible. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Robb, who work side by side in their printing plant printing a weekly newspaper and the ALBUM, will be at the Mt. Pleasant Reunion on Friday and Saturday.
After getting my 'Cherubs' started on their third year in school I expect to take off with the Robbs. Hope to see you all. I'm looking forward to it as it will be my first visit to Mt. Pleasant. Elmer says it is wonderful.