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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Manager Contact Person: Jody Allen Company Name: MEDIA 54 LLC Telephone Number: 561-395-3006 Fax Number: 561-393-5074 Email Address: Web site address:

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Becky Allen’s Recipes—Gracious Goodies Boca Raton, Florida, December 17, 2009 — Media 54 LLC of Boca Raton, Florida is publishing a cookbook entitled, “Becky Allen’s Recipes—Gracious Goodies. I lived in Penfield, NY before moving to Boca Raton in 2003. My mother had been having health problems and I moved here to be closer to my parents. I lived in the NE for 45 years and 12 of those years were in Penfield NY. I remember the Dickens Christmas well. My mother and our family loved the Christmas holidays in Skaneateles. We sort of have an upside down Christmas here and at least we do not worry about thawing out the Christmas tree before bringing it inside to decorate or removing icicles from the gutters before hanging up our outside Christmas lights. There will never be another generation of women like my mother’s generation. Her father and mother were married for two weeks and then my Grandfather enlisted in the Army. He spent two years overseas. When he returned they started their family. He became a share cropper and their family grew. My mother was born after WWI in 1926 during the great depression. She and her siblings learned to overcome hardships at an early age. The pain and humiliation of that desperate time left scars. No one believed that the government owed them anything, instead a survival instinct told them that they owed life something. In those times there was some mystery, a sense of adventure a real reason for being ambitious and wanting to get someplace. People dreamed big dreams. My mother was a very courageous noble woman. She battled ill health for several years in her later life. I spent the last year of her life with her, as her caregiver and advocate. There were many opportunities to discuss her life. I wrote the personal story in the cookbook about her life based on conversations with her, and conversations with others including her brother and sisters. The story is also about my father. My mother and father were truly soul mates and had been married 63 years. My father is still living and has helped to fill in and edit the story. I took notes of conversations, read travel journals that she had kept and took some video where she spoke about her life. After she passed away I have been looking at hundreds and hundreds of pictures and trying to organize them into albums for our family and friends. My parents moved to Skaneateles in the early 1960’s. We built a house together, and we raised a large garden. My father started a business in the family garage in 1965 which soon after moved to the Milford Building in the Village of Skaneateles and later they built a manufacturing plant in Elbridge NY. Their company manufactured sub-miniature electronics which were used to make automation controls for various industrial applications. The company also worked with fiber optics creating products used in the manufacturing of medical devises. Later they developed new bar code reading technologies and systems for packaging. Later the company was moved to South Florida and there was also a manufacturing plant built in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK. The business was sold to a large British conglomerate in the mid 1980’s and my parents retired. They spent their winters in Boca Raton, Florida. During the early days of starting a business and not receiving a paycheck, my mother recalls, we saved green stamps to buy the things that we needed and rarely went to the grocery store. My mother was a wonderful cook and she saved recipes. People sent her recipes. She had folders of recipes attached to letters that she kept in folders and tin boxes and plastic bags. My parents traveled a great deal and someone was always sending her a recipe that she had met. The greatest changes during my mother and father’s lifetime were: TRAVEL - from the horse and buggy to the Model T to the Rolls Royce and the fastest autos on wheels. Charles Lindbergh’s first flight across the ocean to astronauts landing on the moon. COMMUNICATIONS - the first peach box radio to cable television and the internet and telephones that hung on a wooden box on the wall to wireless phones. MEDICINE - from goose grease, aspirin and hot lemonade to antibiotics to help ward off diseases. WARS – WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, The War on Terror.

At Christmas time my mother’s father made sure that his horses received special feed. These horses played an extremely important role in the lives of many people. There were no tractors, or motorized cultivators or seeding machines at that time. Western and Belgian draft horses were used for plowing, planting and cultivating. So during the year Grandpa would raise red field corn which he would harvest and then hang-up to dry to distribute to the animals that they depended on for their survival. For interested retailers please contact Jody Allen at MEDIA 54 LLC by calling the number provided, or sending a request for information by fax or email. Jody Allen is a Media Consultant and Web Designer. Her business is located in Boca Raton, Florida. She started her company in 2007 after 25 years of experience in Multi-Media Advertising, Sales and Marketing, Information Technology and Telecommunications. This cookbook is the first in a series of books that she plans to write. The cookbook will soon be sold online at www. Cooks of every description will love the variety of recipes found within the cookbook. Recipes like Seaweed Clam Chowder, Chicken Ala Ritz, Eggplant and Coconut Souffle, Sourdough Bread, Peach and Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, Florentine cookies and much more. Whether you are looking for the perfect appetizer, fabulous ideas for a meal to prepare ahead of time, or making a meal to take to a friend or function we are confident you will find something new and interesting to prepare in Becky Allen’s Recipes—Gracious Goodies written by MEDIA 54 LLC and published in the U.S.A. Now online at

Press Release December 2009  

Media 54 LLC press release from December 2009.

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