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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 20:51

By Nola Straub

Treasures found in the family Bible included many articles from various papers, but many out of the Wauneta Breeze. Included was a letter from my brother, Robert Troxel, stating he would like to “receive the Wauneta Breeze” as well as other letters. So many in his group were homesick and he stated the letters in newspaper articles were good to read. He could get the news of his friends. Wishes for their well being, “Stay well.” Trying out to play Army Football.

A letter was dated Aug. 19, 1953, before he was killed in November, 1954 in a car accident and the Breeze obits were also saved in the Bible. Plus at least another 100 clipped items from the Breeze mother would want to remember visits of relatives from California, Washington, lost nieces and nephew … lost as small children after the death of their mother in 1918 for half a lifetime 40 years before they put an ad in a magazine for whereabouts of a baby sister. Norma bought a magazine in Berry’s, turned white and read it aloud to mother, Lester, Etta and Bessie looking for baby sister born on … Letters were written and three cousins found, the reunion Breeze article of the get re-acquainted.

Births and deaths — these treasures of clippings, a lifetime of memories. As well as good recipes from Elsie’s column and friends’ life advents tucked into the pages of the Family Bible. Thank you, Breeze!


Grapes of Wrath

Donna Bartels

4 lbs. of grapes

Wash and dry before putting in the cream cheese mixture.

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Top with:

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. pecans

Serve on a buffet as an extra treat.


Frozen Fruit Salad

Norma’s Collection

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (21 oz.) can peach or cherry pie filling

1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained

1 (20 oz.) can pineapple, drained

2/3 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping

In a large bowl, combine milk and pie filling. Add oranges, pineapple and nuts. Gently fold in whipped topping. Spread in 9x13x2-inch pan. Cover and freeze. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving. Cut into squares. Makes 12-15 servings.


South Seas Salsa

Norma’s Collection

1 can crushed pineapple

1/4 c. chopped red bell pepper

2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice

2 tbsp. chopped cilantro or parsley

1 minced red onion

1 tbsp. jalapeno chile

1 sm. clove garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. ground cumin

Dash salt

Combine all ingredients. Serve with cooked chicken, pork, shrimp, ham, chicken or seafood tacos. Makes about 1 1/2 cups can be made ahead and stored in refrigerator for several days.


Zucchini Casserole

Norma’s collection

350 degree oven

1 stick margarine melted

1 pkg. stove top stuffing

2 c. cubed zucchini, cooked and drained

1 c. grated carrots

1 sm. onion, chopped

1 can chicken soup

1 c. sour cream

Grated cheese

Combine melted margarine with stuffing and put in 8x10 inch baking dish reserving 1 c. for top. Mix together zucchini, carrots, onion, chicken soup, Pour over stuffing. Top with reserved stuffing. Top with cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 min.


Martha’s 1-2-3-4 Cookies Norma’s collection

1 c. shortening

2 c. sugar

3 eggs

4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 square chocolate

Cream shortening, add sugar and eggs, beat until fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift flour and soda and add. Chill. Form into small balls and place on cookie sheets press down with fork that has been dipped in melted chocolate. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.


Rules for Happy Marriage Norma’s collection

1. Never both be angry at the same time.

2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.

3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.

4. If you must criticize, do it lovingly.

5. Never bring up mistakes of the past.

6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

8. At least once every day say a kind or complimentary word to your partner.

9. When you have done something wrong, admit it and ask for forgiveness.

10. It takes two to make a quarrel and the one in the wrong usually is the one who does the most talking.


As you might guess Norma saved boxes of poetry and recipes that I collected when I cleaned the house in Palisade so Gerold could sell it. I also found an old out dated will that left their house to me if I was a widow with two little boys. I never got to thank them but the thought was of love and appreciated!


Send recipes/memories to: Sharing with Wauneta, P.O. Box 303, Wauneta, NE 69045.