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It Ain’t Over ’til the Fat Lady... “The season” on the East End no longer ends with Labor Day. Not even close. There’s so much going on every weekend—and some weekdays—it’s difficult to choose how to spend one’s time. Last Saturday found me at the Southampton Historical Museum’s Harvest Day dressed as a “baker woman” from 1851. I couldn’t stay for any of the other SeptemberFest activities throughout Southampton Village—I had to get to the Old Whalers’ Church in Sag Harbor for the big $10,000 raffle drawing. I didn’t win but the live band, Suzy on the Rocks, really rocked. I’m pretty sure that this occasion marked the first time in this 168-year-old church’s history that “Lady Marmalade” was heard inside. Sunday of course was devoted to prayer—and another hot musical performance. Edna’s Kin played an afternoon concert at Christ Church in Sag Harbor. They were a huge hit all round, but the “world premiere” of their original bluegrass tune “Mount Misery Breakdown” really slayed ‘em. On Monday I attended jazz legend Hal McKusick’s beautiful memorial service in the city. I wouldn’t have missed it and it was definitely an East End thing. Hal was a Sag Harborite for decades. I took him one of my

apple pies on Monday, because he loved them that my “partner in crime,” Karen, and I wore like the Massachusetts farm boy he once was. all linen, cotton, silk and wool—layers of the I’ve never been a jazz aficionado but somehow stuff—and showed kids how to knead bread I always know when it’s Hal playing the sax or dough. With 21st century bread recipes there’s clarinet on a recording. no more need for kneading—but kids love to Are you old enough to remember Sunbonnet pound on dough. I promised them that we’d Sue? She always had a full week—Sunday publish the bread recipe so they can get their worship, Monday laundry, Tuesday ironing, frustrations out at home. (You might like to try Wednesday mending, Thursday baking, Friday it yourself.) housecleaning, Saturday off to market. Rev. Karen Ann Campbell’s This weekend there’s the Two-Hour Bread Hamptons International Film Makes 4 loaves Festival, the San Gennaro Festival in Hampton Bays, 12 cups flour (8 cups white, Montauk’s Fall Festival 4 cups whole wheat) (with fireworks!), the 4 cups warm water Westhampton Art Show, ½ cup honey the Plant & Sing on Shelter ¼ cup active dry yeast Island and about 19 other (5 packets) Columbus Day Weekend– ¼ cup oil inspired public events on the 1 tablespoon salt East End. So, just like in the summertime, Sundays find Combine water and honey. me dashing off to events, Some of our helpers at SeptemberFest Add yeast, stir to dissolve. Mondays I review a restaurant, Add salt and oil. Stir in whole Tuesdays close the paper, Wednesdays recover wheat flour, then white, about 2 cups at a time. from closing, Thursdays assign stories, Fridays Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes. salon, Saturdays Sag Harbor Farmers Market Allow to rise in a greased bowl until doubled in and events. Is my only overlap with Sunbonnet bulk, about 30 minutes. Punch down and knead Sue marketing on Saturdays? Oh well, she’s a couple of times. Shape into four loaves and never made it into the South O’ the Highway allow to rise for 30 minutes in greased pans. column... Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Are you curious to know more about my When done it should sound hollow. adventures in the 19th century? Let’s just say Enjoy! S. Dermont

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