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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Genealogy Genie Well, this is a new one on me! “A Springfield, Oregon man is selling ad space on his cremation urn to cover some of his medical bills and also his funeral. Aaron Jamison has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and depending on how his treatment goes, has anywhere from 3 to 9 months to live. In an effort to not leave his family stuck with mounting medical bills and to also pay for his cremation, Aaron has come up with a unique advertising scheme. He is selling advertisement space on his urn to local businesses. In addition, Aaron has also setup a web site to accept donations from anyone who would like to contribute. His web site is at http:// judasforg i v e n . blogspot. com.” “Tennessee archivist Wayne Moore is conducting a multi-year Civil War memorabilia tour. Tennessee archivists are trying to beef up the state’s library of Civil War documentation by asking people to dust off their brass buttons, old family photos and handwritten letters that have survived from the 1860s. State historians plan to hit every county in Tennessee as part of an effort to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. You can read more in an article by Blake Farmer at http://www.vpr.net/ npr/126282187/.” This is being done to celebrate the 150-year anniversary. Digital photos are being taken of the items anyone wishes to bring out and share. I’m not sure when they will hit Haywood County, but if I find

out I’ll have it make sure you know about it. And here’s another rather ironic story! “Charles Darwin’s family suffered from the deleterious effects of inbreeding, suggests a new study that serves as ironic punctuation to the evolutionary theorist’s life work. Pioneer of the theory that genetic traits affect survival of both individual organisms and species, Darwin wondered in his own lifetime if his marriage to first cousin Emma Wedgwood was having “the evil effects of close interbreeding” that he had observed in plants and animals. Three of their children died before age 10, two from infectious diseases. The survivors were often ill, and out of the six long-term marriages that resulted, only half produced any children. According to researchers at Ohio State University and Spain’s Universidad de Santiago de Compestela, that alone is a “suspicious” sign that the Darwins suffered from reproductive problems. You can read more in an article by Zo Macintosh in the LiveScience web site at http://www. livescience.com/history/charlesdarwin-inbreeding-100503.html.” The above articles were taken from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, reprinted here with the permission of Richard Eastman. From the Genie Room Hcgenie1@bellsouth.net – Harriett Dsgenie2@bellsouth.net - Debbie Tggenie3@bellsouth.net – Tina Jagenie4@bellsouth.net - Jim

Crestview News We would like to wel- it. Thank you Wal-Mart come Mr. Frank Nealt bakery. and Mr. Billy Rogers to We would also like to our facility and hope thank Westside Church they will enjoy their stay of Christ, Deaconess of with us. First Baptist Church, We would like to Baptist Women on Misthank all our volunteers sion Brownsville Bapfor coming out this week, tist Church, Brad and especially First Assem- friends at Ampharm bly of God Church ladies Pharmacy and Oakview and Westside Church of Baptist Church for all Christ members. They the thoughtful birthday came out on Sunday and cards. provided Sunday school The Deaconess of First and church service for Baptist Church also gave our patients, through all each birthday honoree the stormy weather. We a birthday gift. Our pacertainly appreciate you tients certainly apprecifor putting forth that ex- ate these gifts. tra effort to come. Jimmy’s Our sympathy goes to Thank you also to oth- Service the family of Mrs. Diane Tire er volunteers312 who came Morris. We will truly South Washington this week: Mrs.Brownsville, Ann miss her. TN Nuckolls,New Mrs.& Used Mary Tires & Accessories Barkens, Bingo ladies, 731-780-4193 Community Temple of the Living Church ladies. All the patients enjoyed the Birthday Party for all MayJIMMY birthdays on COULSTON Thursday. Wal-Mart bak-Owner ery always does a lovely job in making and decorating the birthday cakes for us each month with the patients’ name on

Mrs. Mark Barkens came on Tuesday and played fruit bingo with the patients and donated all the delicious fruit. Thank you, Mrs. Mary. We extend sympathy to Mrs. Melvin Covington and family in the recent loss of his mother, Mrs. Erma Covington. Thank you to the family for the lovely peace lilies they brought to our facility to enjoy. Thought for the day: Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. Song of Songs 2:12

Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons By Janet Tharpe

Banana Nut Bread Tasty Enough to Finish in One Sitting “I can’t get enough... I almost ate the whole loaf at one sitting.” Robin DuPree Coldspring, TX (Pop. 5,894)

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It takes a pretty special banana nut bread to satisfy my appetite. I’ve tried numerous banana nut bread recipes, but this one is the best, by far. Of course, the warm bread’s enticing aroma was irresistible, but it was the ‘melt-in-yourmouth’ texture and easy baking steps that earned it my vote of approval! Each bite is soft and moist, and the bananas and walnuts made for a smooth nutty taste. I can see why Robin almost finished it off in one sitting; It really does taste that good! Bake this bread for your next gathering...it is sure to be a hit! See step-by-step photos of Robin DuPree’s favorite recipe for Extreme Banana Nut Bread and thousands of recipes from other hometown Americans at:

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You’ll also find coupons for the recipe ingredients! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”...

Extreme Banana Nut Bread What You Need 2/3 c all purpose flour • Sift flour, salt, and baking soda into a large 3/4 tsp salt bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 3/4 tsp baking soda butter or margarine 3/4 c and 4 tsp butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the bananas, 1 2/3 c white sugar 1 2/3 c overripe bananas, eggs, and walnuts until well blended. mashed • Pour the wet • 3 eggs, beaten ingredients into the dry 3/4 c and 4 tsp walnuts, mixture, and stir until chopped blended. Divide the batter evenly between Directions the two loaves. • • Preheat oven to 350° F • Bake for 60 to (175° C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf 70 minutes in the pans.

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preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture. Ideally, refrigerate the loaves for two hours or more before serving. TIP: Do not taste or cut the loaves in advance.

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