The Blakers, of Alvordton, Ohio, were making an interesting trip
this spring and we asked Mrs. Blaker to give a few words on the
trip for our Ladies Page. Here it is:

We were so sorry to have missed them when they visited our home.
We hope there will be another time EABLENE

We were certainly sorry that none of your family was at home
when we called there April 14 on our way to Philadelphia. I am not
sure but it was a good thing, however, as I fear I might have
broken the tenth commandment, judging from the covetous feelings I
had when I saw your oval marble-topped table through the front
window. I am sure that was only a small part of the antiques that
grace the house, and which I still hope to see some day when we
find you at home.

The events that followed are what I want to tell you about,
which show how long the arm of coincidence can be. After we left
Enola, we returned for a short time to the Pa. Turnpike, then left
it again that we might drive through the beautiful County of
Lancaster and see more of the town than is possible from the
turnpike. Since we were in rather a hurry to reach LeRoys’
daughter’s home near Philadelphia, we did not intend to stop at
Kinzers nor at the Young establishment. But of course we should
have known that it would be impossible for LeRoy to get past
without stopping. Imagine our surprise to discover Elmer there, and
with him a young man from England who was visiting relatives in the
States. Of course the young man was also a steam fan, and we
learned from him that he knew the Mr. R. G. Pratt from whom we had
obtained the English ‘Cookery Books’ ir. exchange for our
TNT Cook Books. He told us among other things that he was sailing
for home on Wednesday aboard the Queen Elizabeth.

Well, we went on our way, assuming that we would never again see
the nice young Englishman. But on Wednesday we went to New York,
and finding ourselves down near the pier we decided it would be
very interesting to go aboard the second largest ship in the world,
the Queen Elizabeth. You probably have guessed the next part of
this stories, the first person we saw in the huge crowd at the pier
was our young Englishman, Mr. Clark. And so while we were waiting
to board the ship, we spent the time looking through Mr.
Clark’s photo album, proving once again that nothing provides
closer bonds of fellowship than a shared hobby.

We hope to see you all in June at our Reunion.

MRS. LEROY BLAKER Alvordton, Ohio


1 can boysenberries or 1 cup
I lb. package marshmallows
cup milk
15 graham crackers
cup nut meats
1 cup whipping cream
cup melted butter
cup sugar ( if unsweetened berries)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice or teaspoon lemon Jello powder
4 level tablespoons cornstarch

Mix graham crackers (rolled fine) with melted butter and line
flat bake pan or dish. Melt marshmallows in milk in a double
boiler. Cool. Then thicken boysenberries with cornstarch and cool.
Whip cream and mix with cooked marshmallow mixture. Pour one-half
of this last mixture on bottom of crax lined pan. Then the berry
mixture, then the other half of cream mixture. Sprinkle top with 3
table spoons crushed graham crackers. Chill.

Courtesy of ETHEL L. BOMBERGER Sargent, Nebraska

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