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PAGE 12 -- The Perkins Jom ai Thursday, May 3, 1984 l WITH WARD HAYS The day had come to open Ward's Waffle Houe, 213 S. Knoblock, Stillwater, in 1926. r~ I We were going to open , the waffle house to the students and faculty. How many people would we feed the first day of business? "How much should we cook," I asked my partner and the two ladies that were to help me for a week. They were school teachers and would have to go to their school the next week. I asked them to write on a piece of paper how many people they thought we would feed on the first day. It would help to know how much to cook the next day. Twelve slips of paper were handed to me with each one's estimate; the estimates ran from 50 to 400 people. I divided the amount in half; I would cook enough to feed 200 people and I would use 5 ounces of meat per plate. I placed my meat order that night as I did my bakery order. I ordered two 12-14 lb. : ham pork roasts, 20 to 25 lbs. prime rib beef roast, 25 lbs. of hamburger and 15 lbs. of pork sausage. I made veal loaf out of the hamburger; rolled the meat in a loaf with tomatoes, onions, celery and a bit of sage. I had purchased 50 cases of gallon vegetables from the wholesale house. t I cooked my veal loaf in with the beef roast. In the steam table, I filled two 10 quart pots with but- tered peas, two 10 quart pots with buttered corn and two heaped-up 10 quart pots with mashed potatoes. With four pots left, I filled three Of them with brown gravy from the broth of the meats. I colored the gravy with burnt sugar. I had one pot left, so I filled it with applesauce. From the bakery, I. ordered 30 dozen rolls; 15 dozen jelly rolls and 15 dozen fruit rolls; 30 nine- inch pies, 5 cherry, 5 ap- ple, 5 mince, 5 banana, 5' coconut and 5 chocolate. I also ordered 30 pullman's loaves of bread. The bread was not sliced in those days. The rolls were delivered at 5 A.M. Many students were milling around and wanted in for breakfast of rolls and coffee. I told the help to let them in. By 8 A.M., there were three fruit rolls left. Then the hot cake and waffle business began. By that time I had all my meat in the two big ovens cook- ing. The waffle iron was built in the top of the big range. For the next two hours, they were full cook- ing waffles at all times. Many people try to make both waffles and hot cakes out of the same bat- ter; neither is good. I us- ed three eggs to each quart of milk with plenty of real butter and less baking powder than hot cakes, where I used one egg to each quart of milk and plenty of baking powder. I had made 12 quarts of maple syrup the evening before. I put ten quarts of white sugar in a 12 quart bucket, 1 T. mapline, 1 T. vanilla, 1 T. caramel col- or, and 1 T. egg color. I filled the bucket with ice water and stirred until all sugar was dissolved. I did not heat. The next morn- III I i i ii in our partment Our loan officers are waiting to greet you with a smile and the lowest Interest rates available for home improvements, new home financing, automobile and business loans. Visit us soon and find out how easy it Is for you to add that extra room to your house, install a swimming pool or patio or buy that 1984 car. "Your Friendly Bank" MERCHANTS BANK P.O. Box 205 {918)374-2231 Tryon, Ok Hours Mon.-Fri. 9-12, 1-3 Fri 4:30-7:00 Closed Saturday t Member FDIC VISIT OUR FRIENDLY LOAN DEPARTMENT TODAY. "111 III I II II IIIII IIIII I I jIImll ,, ing, I strained off the Holder are opening Horse syrup with a regular milk thief Canyon to the strainer. This is the best public. The Holders have tasting waffle syrup you done me the honor of ever put your lips on. This naming the main trail of syrup made with ice the canyon for me, the water will never turn to Ward Hays Trail. The sugar regardless of how Ward Hays Trail leads to long you let it set. We us- the main canyon, some ed one of these buckets of 400 feet below. A big sign syrup every day in the on inspiration point reads Waffle House. 'The Ward Hays Trail." I had cooked enough Ben Holder made a meat using 5 ounces per short talk announcing the plate to feed about 230 opening. Then, I stepped people. Lunch began at to the microphone on the about 10:45 and ended at speakers platform. I was 2:45. I scraped the bat- not sure that I could be tom of the pots and took heard as I had not talked the lunch menu down. The on a microphone since I first day I had roast ham had lost my voice 8 years of pork, roast loin of beef ago. I said a few words and homemade veal loaf. relating to 77 years before With each plate I put when I visited the canyon potatoes and gravy, meat for the first time. I was and buttered peas and just past 11 years old. I corn for 35 cents with wrote a story about my drink of milk or coffee. I visit which brought me also had hot pork, beef or $2.50. While I knew that veal loaf sandwiches. In the trail was dedicated to the hot sandwich I placed me, I did not know there a slice of bread in the mid- were going to be ribbon die of a steak platter and cutting ceremonies. When put an ice cream dipper of Ben Holder called me mashed potatoes covered about noon, I told him it with brown gravy; a nice was too cold for me to lunch for 25 cents in- come. It was 49 degrees cluding drink, with a chill factor of 25 My students worked degrees. I am not suppos- three hours a day for their ed to get out in weather board. They could have below 65 degrees. anything they wanted to I breathe through a eat and could have a free button size hole in my up- meal every other week for per chest which goes their date. directly into my lungs. We sold a $5 meal When the cold air hits the ticket for $4.50; other lungs, it feels just like a cafes got $4.75 for a $5 coal of fire. To go out in- ticket. The first week we to that kind of weather sold 456 meal tickets, giv- was risking my fife. A ing us over $2,000 buying friend of mine said joking- power. With that much ly, "So what, you are past money, we could get dis- 88 now, you don't want to counts enough to offset live forever, do you?" the 10 percent we were "No," I replied. giving on the meal "Think how catchy tickets, your obituary would Other cafes were work- sound, Tiard Hays Last ing their help 4 hours a Act Cutting Ribbon at day for board. The way it Horsethief Canyon'," he figured, I was feeding 75 said. meals a day for free. I did not think it so fun- Myself, 15 students who ny and neither did they worked for me, my father when I said I was going. and mother, brothers and It was cold enough out sister and niece, there to freeze the ears off After a week's time, a brass monkey. I know I every student knew what said I intended to cut the he was supposed to do. ribbon from the car win- Many a time the student dow, but it did not work that worked from 6 A.M. out that way. until he went to class was Next time I go to the munching on a sweet roll canyon, which I hope will as they did not have time be soon, it will be warmer. to eat their breakfast. I Christine, the girl that had very strict rules. You was supposed to go, said could not come to work as soon as it warmed up with a frown on your face, we would go to the ca- a cigarette in your mouth nyon and go horse back or liquor on your breath, riding. Most of my students were I wish to dedicate this honest hard-working farm tory to Mr. & Mrs. boys and girls. Both boys Russell Pearson who were and girls knew the feel of at the canyon from the ca: the pitch fork, shovel or ty just to see me do the cows teets, honor. Thank you, folks! Folks, the time I was Drop by my place every writing about the Waffle time you are in Stillwater; House was the fall of ll4W. 12thSt. Myphoue 1926, but now it is 1984. number is 372-5899. Mr. and Mrs. Ben -o- ~E ~TION'SST~ One 8 x 10 Color Portrait $30.00 Value. for only .99 Your choice of family group or individual One special offer per family, one per person PERKINS, OKLAHOMA LIONS DEN MAIN STREET THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1984 HRS: 1. 0 p.m. - 9.'00 p.m. B2 Minors must be accompanied ]f,~.~'J bye an adult. COYLE NEWS Mrs. Kenneth Stout of By Velma Downey Guthrie. Later they went Saturday evening to the apartment of Mr. guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Todd and Mrs. Earnest Bentley Smalley and had refres.hments. were Mr and Mrs. Larry Coyle Senior Citizens Phillips, Kris and Lori of Ponce City. They had at- met Thursday evening at tended the 89er parade in 6:30 in the Coyle Com- Guthrie. Sunday, the munity building for a Bentleys had Easter din- covered dish dinner. Mrs. her with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coker presided with the meeting opening with Glen Elston and Jeff in Guthrie; others attending the flag salute and the were Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lord's prayer. Those Lowery, Cody and Ericof celebrating birthdays Guthrie, Mr. and Mrs. were Mrs. Walter Smith. Buz Holman and April, Those celebrating wed- Ned and Matthew of Pan- dang anniversaries were caCity, Brian Elston and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Miss Afisa Aronson of Vandeveer and Mr. and Stillwater. Scott Elston Mrs. Ed Lester. The cake who had been stationed at was baked by Mrs. Ft. Benning, Georgia was Vandeveer. Those present home on leave before were Mr. and Mrs. reporting to Colorado Earnest Bentley, Mr. and Springs, Colorado. Mrs. Jack Coker, Mr. and Friday, April 20, Cam- Mrs. Walter Smith, Mr. mencement of Pat Todd and Mrs. Ed Lester, Mr. Smalley was held at and Mrs. Lawrence Oklahoma Christian Col- Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Bud lege, Oklahoma City at Vandeveer, Mrs. Essa Hardeman Auditorium at Hicks, Mrs. Martha Dob- 3:30 P.M. He received a son, Mrs. Jo Friday, Mrs. degree in Biology and Erma Arnett, Mrs. Era- Chemistry. Those atten- ma Wagoner and Mrs. ding were his mother, Dorothy Ehrman. The Mrs. Fannie Smalley; his next regular meeting will grandmother, Mrs. be May 17th at 6:30. Wilma Smalley; his Miss Michele Perrin, grandparents, Mr. and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Perrin is in the Mrs. Earnest Bentley, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Luster contest for Oklahoma and son of Stillwater and Miss Teen Pageant. As part of her volunteer tour May 8th work, she participated in ing to Fort the March of Dimes will have Walk-A-Than Saturday former Logan! at Lake Hefner, Vice-President Oklahoma City. She cam- Ryan. They will t pleted the 15 mile walk. Gree|deaf Her friend, Jeanine largest Flasch, accompanied her southwest and on the walk. Michele ex- Tsa-La-Gi tends her thanks and ap- A report preciation for all the sup- the Logan port and pledges that the Show by Coyle people have given Nivens, Mrs. her. Freudenberger The Logan County LindaDowney. Cimarron Valley Home A skit Extension Homemaker's Thought" Club held their April by Mrs. meeting in the home of and her Mrs. Darlene Dawson. my, and Mrs. Mrs. Glenda Bentley Downey. presided with the meeting In opening with the flag 40th salute The devotions Logan County were given by the hostess Valley Home from Proverbs 23: 22-26. club a tea will Roll call was answered on May 6th from "How Do I Get My Everyone is Child's Attention?" by plant a tree or the seven members honor of present. Week. Mrs. Bentley presented and dress revue the program on "Com- May 10 at the municating with in Guthrie. Children." 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