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The YOUR PROFESSION Perkins Journal Thursday, April 26, 1984 -- PAGE 9 Iq , VISITS F. Reeder aker Wan- says it's nice to to the place You were born and Your home. "Not people get to do like that," she over 13 years of teaching the Pages to consider and for Wanda, and a 28 year choose to relocate to the career with American Perkins area. Airlines for Gus, allowed An OSU Alumni, was born two aorth of Perkins' Street, where she ~Ves, on the farm of Parents, Albert and Verna Mar- Her mother and grew up on Ormg farms by their during the Run of grvat uncle of age's, Andy Show, the Perkins during the early luly Wanda and "G u s" moved to from Tulsa, into )lace Wanda so well. A brother, Mar~hall, lives road from the Retirement from Wanda and husband Gus are their retirement as they were full-time. N end of the fall divinely controlled. a casting Encouragement to the burdensome follow suit, become re- and debris vived, and be all that we A can be, reaches us from flowering is at the newness of our total all of nature isenvironment. Just as the from dullness death, the burial, and the Even a casual resurrection of Christ .~tly sheds life on our mortal change in the being-the death of our us that are " ARRIVAL and Tamra Tulsa. s proud- Paternal great- arrival of grandparents are Buck Tracy Eugene,and Frieda Evans of y, April Perkins and Eugene and at 8:22 A.M. Juanita Farmer of lbs. 15 ozs. at Choctaw. Medical Maternal great- grandparents are Bob and grandparents Lorene Anthis of Nicoma and Beverly Park and Mrs. Zeno Stillwater and Descher of MulhaU. a Farmer Paternal great-great- grandmother is Mrs. mrents Wanda Collyar of Descher of Cushing. Y and Anthony -o- Descher of LONGAN-COLEMAN TO WED !Denise Longan and Robert Allen Coleman will ay 26, 1984 at 3:00 P.M. in the First Baptist of Perkins with Rev. C. A. Spradlin of officiating. of the couple are Mrs. Alpha Longan and Jack Longan of Coyle and Mr. and Mrs. of Amber, Oklahoma. Is a 1980 graduate of Coyle tligh School and of the University of Science and Arts with a B.S. degree in Business. She is employed with Payne County Builders in is a 1979 graduate of Amber-Pocasset High of Amber, Oklahoma and a 1983 graduate of State University with a Bachelors degree Science. He is presently employed with N.R. ghter of Mr. mid Mrs. Rhodile Perkins and Mrs. Ruby Longan of Coyle, S just as busy now in when they worked own old ways and de- structive habits--the struggle to bury that which we once were--and the bringing to life again of that hope within us, to more closely resemble the Master, brings life and hope to us, particularly at this season. An immensely thoughtful Divine Pro- vider has arranged to ex- press to us, through his created world, the changes wrought by ris- ing from the dead into the abundance of new life. The power of death over the existence of man most affects those who can con- ceive not the power of a resurrection. The writings of Daniel tell of "many that sleep in the dust of the earth" awakening-- "some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." The wise, Daniel records, "shall shine as the brightness of the firma- ment; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." Hosea spoke of a God who would ransom His own " from the power of the grave," and redeem from death. And in this power and creative ability lies the power and ability to allow man to believe "because I live, ye shall live also." Verse: "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." Jesus' remark to Mar- tha at the tomb of Lazarus. John 11:23 graduating from Oklahoma A&M with a BS in scienc~ Wanda did substitute teaching for several years before she turned to the teaching of "nothing but science" at one of the largest elemen- tary schools in Tulsa, Cooper Elementary. "I would have 8 classes of science a day. You could really get some depth in. to your teaching," Wanda said. Working with grades 4, 5 and 6, Wanda encour- aged "hands-on" ex- perience both for the students she taught and the teachers involved in pilot programs which utilized the experience of 'master teachers' in various curriculum. ''The kids loved to do ands- on' work," Wanda said, mentioning environmen- tal studies which included trips to the Mohawk Park and Zoo. About teaching as a profession, Wanda said, "It is rewarding. It can be frustrating, but it can be rewarding." A big pleasure, Wanda feels, comes to a teacher later, when a student comes back and confides what they had learned and en- joyed in class. "You feel that you've done something," she said. Most children have a strong basic interest in science, Wanda found, and express it through in- terest and concern over their environment and the world around them. "Not enough time to teach," was the only complaint she could voice as a teacher. "It's a long day and you have--adminis- trative demands and-- just interruptions." A woman who puts everything into whatever She does, Wanda often spent extra hours before and after her regular teaching schedule in preparation for class activities. Retiring hasn't slowed up either of the Page's. Wanda says she is busier now than she's ever been "if that's possible." Restoring and remodeling the old family home con- sumes much of her and Gus' time. Both avid woodworkers and adept at the work, their talents vary from wood sculpture to furniture refinishing. "We've made quite a lifestyle change from Tulsa," Wanda said. "Sometimes we rarely saw each other for days," she recalls, discussing dif- ferences in work schedules. "This is wonderful. You can just take time to enjoy life-- not have that constant hurry-stress that you have working." "An organizer basical- ly," by her own self description, Wanda en- By Janet F. Reeder A part~time holiday gift wrapping position has 14 years later turned into a rewarding career for Kaye McLemore. Asked how long she has worked atAce Hardware in Stillwater, the friendly 1 tsp. vanilla and attractive young woman answered candid- V~ pint sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla , ly, "Practically all my life, it seems like." ~A cup sugar Press graham cracker She no longer does the crust mixture into a 9" pretty Christmas pie plate. Bake in packages as seasonal preheated oven {350) for help, but she has the same attitude about her job. 10 minutes. Beat egg whites and set aside. Mix "It's a great place to cheese, juice, sugar, egg work, I love it here." yolks and vanilla until Born and raised in very creamy. AddbeatenPerkins, Kaye is the whites and pour into pie daughter of Joe and Rena crust. Bake for 20 Burton. The mother of minutes. Remove from two teenagers; Lori, 17, oven and cool 20 minutes, and Shawn, 16, Kaye While pie cools, blendviews herself as a career sour cream, vanilla, and woman. sugar. After 20 minutes Keeping a home and pour sour cream mixture family in balance with her over pie - smoothing top work as manager of Ace's and return to oven for 10 second floor housewares minutes, and toy departments is a After piehascomplete- challenge. But, it is a ly cooled, fruit pie filling challenge she enjoys. may be spooned on top.And, she adds, "I get a lot (cherry is especially good) of help from my *** daughter, that really helps me a lot at home." She has worked since SEAFOOD BAKE the children were small One 9" partially baked and if there are regrets, pastry shell they are that she isn't 1/4 lb. mild white fish home whcnschoolletsout cooked and flaked {or use each day. "I used to think crab) I 'd like to stay home, but 2 tbs. minced onions I think I'd be so bored 2 tbs. butter or margarine now. I wouldn't know 1 can {3 oz.) sliced what to do," Kaye said. mushrooms drained {save Working as the broth) housewares buyer for the 4 eggs, beaten Stillwater store, Kaye 3/4 c. light cream stays busy. She has at- 1/2 tsp. salt tended buyer's markets dash cayenne over tim.past eight years 1/8 tsp. tarragon crushed ~ .... 1/4 tsp. marjoram THINKING IT OVER 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/2 c. grated Swiss cheese Partially bake pie shell and let cool. Saute onion in butter until tender. Add all but about 10 By Zola Sample slices of mushrooms. Con- When the lilacs bloom tinue to saute until hot. in April, I am always Combine beaten eggs, reminded of the death of light cream, mushroom our sixteenth President, broth, salt, tarragon, mar- Abraham Lincoln. For joram, cayenne and pep- history states the colored per. Fold in sauteed women met the train onions, mushrooms and bearing his body through flaked fish. Pour into pie the seven states to be shell. Sprinkle with cheese buried at Springfield, II- and bake 35 minutes inlinois to strew freshly preheated 375 oven. picked bouquets of lilacs {350 with glass baking at the train stops. It must dish). After 20 minutes have been a very sad time top with extra for everyone ... such a mushrooms. When done,tragedy at an unsettled Bake will be puffed and time of the entire union brown. A knife inserted after the Civil War. It was near the center will come hard for both the North out clean. Let stand 5 and the South that were minutes before cutting, both under reconstruc- Garnish with paprika,tion. Serves six. I always manage to *** gather a few blossoms at this time of year. The- fragrance is a sad remembrance for me but ITALIAN VEGETABLE I feel it my patriotic duty. TOSS However, it takes some 1V2 cups shell macaroni seven years to grow a 2 cups broccoli flowerets shrub that will bloom of 1 cup cauliflowerthe earlier variety, some flowerets say 14 years. I do enjoy 1 cup sliced fresh them. Lilacs are not hard mushrooms to grow; anyone with a 1 6 oz. can artichoke green thumb can have hearts, drained, rinsed, good luck. They must and chopped {optional)have been plentiful in that 1 cup sliced pitted ripe day some 119 years ago in olives the south and central Vz cup chopped green states. ! Standing near a display in the housewares depart- ment she manages at Ace Hardware in Stillwater, Kaye McLemore discusses her work. New ideas and' items on the market are'a real interest to her as a buyer for the local store. in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Houston. In February, she attended the International Toy Fair in Manhatten. A first visit to New York, Kaye found the experience thrilling. "Two other ladies went," she said. "We had a ball. The boss," she says, "was afraid to send just one of us. It's a whole different world." With a typical southerner's evaluation, Kaye said, "I wouldn't want to live there, but it's a nice place to visit." The women enjoyed a Broadway show, "42nd Street" as one highlight of their trip. Kaye is presently preparing for a May market show in St. Louis. At home, Kaye and hus- band Dave have been in- volved in the long term project of building their own home. "We feel like we've done a little bit of everything -- bricklaying -- quite an experience. Kaye enjoys sewing and craft projects. Soft sculptured dolls are one of her latest endeavors. Similar to the popular Cabbage Patch dolls, which are so difficult to obtain, each doll turns out different. "Everyone Sou make has a different per- sonality." The local store has succeeded in obtain- ing only six of the original Cabbage Patch dolls since Christmas, according to Kaye, because of their popularity. "O" Lincoln had the body Honest Abe, ~ne railsplitter, was born and frame of no ordinary man. reared in poverty. HisHe was a tall gaunt figure father could not make i~ with long arms and legs, in Kentucky farming river big hands, long neck and bottom farms or plots,rare face features. He The family moved to In- stood out in the company diana on horseback where of others. his mother died two years When he was in the later. Little Abe's bed presidency limelight, an was animal skins in a log eleven year old girl wrote cabin. As a youth, he from Virginia that she yearned for an education, thought he would be more He would walk great impressive if he grew a distances to borrow a beard. At first he thought book to read by the light not, but later did grow his of a pine knot fireplacel distinguished black beard He eventually became athat matched his hair. learned youth. Politics in- So far in all the years, terested him. He was soon there has never been debating with Senator another Lincoln. This Judge Douglas across the United States lost a great country. He gained much man from the bullet of John Wilkes Booth, the momentum in the public life. His stories were assassin. similar to varables. -o- joys people and respen- onion Abraham Lincoln has -o- sibility, she sald. "I love 2~ cup Italian salad been one of the most outdoor yard and garden- dressing highly praised of all our DUNBARS AN- ing work and sewing. Of 1 medium avocado, seed- Presidents. More, I NOUNCE BIRTH OF course, I love to read and ed, peeled, and slicedbelieve, has been written DAUGHTER that is something I have 1 medium tomato {seeded concerning his entire Mr. and Mrs. Glenn time for now," she said. and chopped) lifetime than any other Dunbar of Perkins an- The selection of her Cook macaroni accord- prominent human in nounce the birth ofa favorite reading material, ing to package directions; public office. He was no ANNOUNCING daughter at the Stillwater National Geographic and drain. Rinse with colddoubt a very rare per- ANNIVERSARY Medical Center on April Oklahoma Today, reflect water; drain well. In a sonality of this time and Friends of Floyd 17, 1984. She weighed 8her own interests in large bowl combine place. Hewas a man forMelvin Mansfield and lbs. 3 oz. and has beenscience and the macaroni, broccoli,the time in history. It Doris Hilbert Mansfield, named Anastasia Marie. environment, cauliflower,sliced seems as though God 415 Stansbury, Perkins, She has a big sister, *** , mushrooms, artichoke picked his personalityOK, are invitedtojoin in Tabitha, age 5. CHEESE PIE hearts, ripe olives, and even though he did notan "open house" celebra- Grandparents are Leola 1~/2 cups graham cracker chopped green onion, ever join a church. He had ~tion of their 50th Wed- Dunbar, Perkins, and crumbs Toss with Italian dress- no vices. He did not drink !cling Anniversary to be Leon and Mary Haley, V2 tsp. cinnamon ing. Cover and chill or smoke, not even a held at the Lions Den, Stillwater. cup sugar several hours. At serving cigar. His ancestors were i Perkins, OK, from Great-grandparents areV2 stick butter {melted) time, toss vegetable mix- early day Quakers in their12:00-4:00 p.m., April 29, Annie Fleming, Perkins, 1 tsp. lemon juice ture with avocado and day. He undoubtedly was 1984. No gifts please. and W.A. Davis of Hines, 4 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese tomato. Makes 12 to 16a Christian at heart from The Mansfields met in West Virginia. cup sugar servings, all accounts of his @ay of ! 1932 and were married -o-, 2 ~)" life. 30, 1c, Floyd retired in 1981 as Superintendant-M ainten- ance Garage in Sand Springs, OK. He had held that position since 1974. Doris retired as Sales and Receiving Clerk for Frougs in 1981, a position she had held since 1958. Floyd is a member of the 32nd Masons, and they both are members of the Perkins Baptist Church. They have two children, Mary Lou Mansfield and Darrell and