Can You Hear Me Now?

Well supper is over, belly is full, dishes are done. What should I do now with the rest of my evening? Pester you, sounds like fun doesn’t it? Well, I really won’t, but I am going to be nosy.

I am curious about who lives near me. I know some of you live out of the country, but does anyone live near me in Kentucky? I know you do Marilyn!!!! LOL

Old-Fashion Recipes from my area


Recipe from Nancy Palmer Bledsoe – Am a Kentuckian transplanted to TN.  Here is my grandmother Cole’s
recipe for OLD FASHIONED STACK CAKE.  She made it sometime between
Thanksgiving and Christmas and kept it in a lard can on the back porch.
It was delicious for Christmas Dinner.  She always used cooked apples
that she dried.  I have used applesauce, but not as good.
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 1/2 cups flour
2 ts. baking powder
1/2 ts soda
1 ts. vanilla
1 ts. ginger
Cream sugar and shortening.  Add egg, molasses and buttermilk.  Sift
flour, baking powder, soda and ginger.  Add to creamed mixture , mix
well.  It makes a dough.  Add enough flour to roll as thin as pie crust.
Cut to fit 9 inch pan or heavy skillet.  Makes about 5-6 layers.  Bake
10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
When cool, stack with highly spiced
(I use cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) cooked dried apples, sweetened to
taste.  Let it stand at least 24 hours.
This freezes well, too

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Masks Off

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

The mask I would wear would be a complete invisible outfit. No one would know I was there, and yet you would recognize me by two things in my hands. You would see a pencil and notebook.

I always thought it would be fascinating to see how others act when there is no one to impress. What is the true soul like? When there is no one in sight where fear, jealousy, hatred, insecurities do not exist, how is the soul?

I would love to walk around the room. I would listen to words, watch body movement, look into the eyes, take in the shape of the mouth.

I think humans are fascinating, but I think it is sad that our surroundings can influence who and what we represent, instead of showing our true colors. After the party was over I would take my notebook  home and build a story about what I observed. I know when all is done and said, the story would be awesome. I would find that with no fog, no curtains to hide behind, no shadows to follow, our world is awesome and a wonderful place to live.

The next phase of the project would be to take the invisible shield off and do a large study on people who will speak to me. The question?

What would it take for you to feel at ease and comfortable in your skin at all times?


Signs of the End of the World

excellent reading

Settled In Heaven Blog

The Lord, by His grace not only tells us He is coming again but He also gives us signs that will tell us His coming is getting closer.  Lets take a look at Matthew 24: and see what are some of the indications that His coming and the end of this world as we know it.


Matt 24:1-51 (KJV)


In the above passages, we find the Lord giving us several  “signs” or marks of His second coming and end of the age in which we are now living…

Matt 24


1) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2) And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another…

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