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RI(INS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997 PAGE- 13 ception hosted in Enid by the Oklahoma Department of Agricul- Senior Citizens l lews, ture and the ()klahoma Historical Society. The Brixey homestead was honored for having been owned and operated [or at least l ()() Viola (Vi) Braziel years. Twyla Brixcy and Rosetta Mackey received the award.Funeral services for Viola (Vi) , . . . Braziel, a long time Perkins resi- There is never a better measure of what a person is than what dent, were held at the First he does when he's al sohltely free to choose. Christian Church in Perkins on mutt1 is given, from him much will be required. Luke ***** Friday, October 17, 1997 with Won't be long till time to pick "possum grapes" and persim- .leff (;ill olficiating. Burial was mons--usuallyafter frost (they're better)--nothing like wild grape in the New Zion Cemetery at f'ailte jelly. It takes lots of stamina, faith and fortitude to gather wild Davenport, Okla. under the di- grapes. The best ones are always in the highest trees and on the rection of Strode Funeral Home. had hoot owls at the farm who visited the area of farthest limb. You have to still be able to climb. The trip is worth Mrs. Braziel died at the Still- Early this morning (about 3 a.m.) I heard "whooing" the effort--it's easier if you cut off a portion of vine and let it water Medical Center on Tues- Soon I heard another nearby answering. I down by a small rope. If you drop them you lose a lot of grapes, day, October 14 at the age at 77. r ust have been conversing about the wood pile rodent Some people remove the grapes with the stems still attached, wash, Born at Davenport, Okla. on perhaps an early morning snack. Some you win-- cook stem and fruit together. Mother (PearlKelley) always picked June 20, 1920, she was the Yep! And so it goes at Eden. the fruit off. This produced a better juice--no stemmy taste-- daughter of E.H. and Mable then ran the juice through a colander to remove skins and seeds. (Ni{cum) Tunnell, She attended g is the absence of moral clarity A long time ago, people cooked the juice down with sugar (took a and graduated from Davenport long time) later when a pectin (sure jell or certa) could be pur- High School in 1939. Viola and chased, this was used. Saved time and produced a larger quan- Mack Braziel were married at Mary Morris. We attended the annual Farmers Union tity. Drumright, Okla. on June 30, meal, informative speak- Talking about wild grapes brought to mind the fun that grape 1938. From Drumright, the 'western band to entertain us. Great music-- vines afforded a lot of country kids. Go the "crick" and find a couple moved to Salem, I11. in of the musicians are regulars at our Man- good stout vine fastened high in the top a tree, preferably next to July of 1941 and moved to Music at the Senior Center: Howard Anderson, Maxa crick (creek) with high banks, cut the vine loose at the bottom, Perkins in 1944. She was a cook playing: Charles Porter, Henry Voice, Lanny Porter, grab a good hold, swing from one bank across the crick (country at WiUard Hall at Oklahoma Vocalists were Charlene Swisher and our own Billpronouncing) to the other side--boy, what a thrill. Some vines State University for 10 years evening--and I won a cap--how about that! lasted for a long time--some came crashing down and you usually until 1963 when she and Mack landed in the bottom of the crick--sometimes dry and sometimes moved to Marlow, Okla. They evening may be had by taking a little turn in the water--fun! fun! Special memories. Ever smoke grapevine? returned to make their home in )ast Doe's, Galen's and Mattie's to First and Aww! I'U bet you have. Right, Mr. Editor? Burned your tongue, Perkins l'ollowing Mack's retire- You'll find some of the best music and singing this didn't it! Yep! ment in 1983. ! Cimarron--with the Cimarron Valley Music Makers: I guess we need a jelly roll recipe for some of that delicious wild Viola was a member of the Evelyn Havel, Lorraine Smith, Chet Smith, Jim Ham, grape jelly. Ye.s-siree! First Christian Church in Perkins Bill Baker, Ordis Riggs, Bill Boyd, Mrs. Dee Higgins, Grease and flour a 15 x 10 (or near that) jelly roll pan or line and she loved everyone. Hesser, Alan Cain, Howard Anderson, Max Porter, with greased paper (waxed, plain or foil, folding up edges along In addition to her husband, Smith, Crescent; AI Jones, Louise Alcord, Chandler; sides and ends). Viola is survived by two sons Murl Rhodes, ANy Stevens, Cushing; Alice, Okla- Beat with rotary beater until thick: and daughters-in-law: Jerry and Luker, Art and Jackie Bennett, Herman Johnson. 3 large eggs (3/4 cup) Margaret Braziel of Shawnee t 2nd and 4th Fridays--Midlothian (14-28) Nov. Gradually beat in: and Mack III and Deanna of Lee Thom.Dson, reeted 1 t10 ooHests maeJ- I cup sugar Wellston; four grandchildren: : hen hostesses leanetta ()wens, Walt Davis, Edith Beat in all at on c: ]crry\' 4ne I raziel ol .V;ha~xnce, ']dan Botts, thanks lor hostessing. Sure good goodies. 5 "F. water Lea Ann Fipps of l'rincelon, Mo., ,lune I'orter, cookies; laxine Baker, peanut but- 1 g. vanilla Lauren l raziel of Green Forest, Pat Anderson, cookies; Darlene Downey, pop- Stir together and heal in all at once: Ark. and Lisa Danker of l)aven- hank everyone. We appreciate you! 1 cup sifted flour (all purpose or cake flour) port, Okla.; eight great grand- 1 tsp. bakint; powder' children; and one sister: Lois Monday, 7-9 sharp. 1/4 tsp. salt Anderson oi l)avenport, (}kla. every Wednesday, 1-4 Beat just until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake just until She was predeceased by her 2nd and 4th Wednesdays cake tests done, 375 degrees. Loosen edges, turn upside down on parents, one son: Eddie; and Friday, October 24, 5 p.m. sharp a towel (not Turkish), sprinkle with powdered sugar, if you used one sister: Gladys Sporleder. Christmas Lights at (;hickasha is full. Each per- paper, quickly and carefully remove. Spread at once with jelly or Active pallbeare were: to go shouldsend $15.00 to Elsie Grant, P.O. Box jam (soft), roll up, beginning at short end. Wrap in the sugared OK 74059. towel until cool. 1)o not over bake. To use special filling--pud- Sadler and Darlene Downey, Saturday, October dings, whipped cream and strawberries--roll as usual in towel, Still working hard. unroll and add choice of filling. Ummmm good, Maynard! "to Opal Redus, Bud Smith, Emily Guest, Bar- ***** , J.W. Ward, Monica Springer Douglas, Amie Barker, Hi, Deanie, how's it gain'? Love you. Keri Standbery, Steve Guest, Barbara Higgins, ***** Becky Breeden, Kim Carrigan, Jeremy Everly, You make the world so much larger simply by acknowledging ev- eryone else's. -- Lgeable bunch: Pete and , alga Tomlinson, Edith Cretsinger, Claude Cash, Gerry Goldie will be home the 23rd. Sure nuff!!! gaming, eating, as usual--come join us. ***** Till we meet again, dear friends, pour pren dre conge'. tlv t rixey family for being honored at a re- I wish you peace and love. i i Obituary Dickie Lore, .toe I{ylant, Bud Redus, ,lorry Sadh'r, Leon Reynolds and Frank Spillars. Honorary pallbearers wv, re: l)itz Mcllvain, Raymond l.aFollette, (]iff Olson and Frank Sharpley. blyths & blisconceptions About Exporting Thursday, November 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Business Practices Around the World Thursday, November 20, 9:30-ll :30 a.m. Exporting -- Methods of Inter,atlonal Payments & Trade Finance Thursday, December 4, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Identifying lntematlonal Markets Thursday, December 11, 9:30- I 1:30 a.m. Register for the entire series by November 7. Call (405) 3773333, extension 236. MeRID/AN 7echI~LO~ CeNTeR ya~2 soum ~ S~ml~r, OK 74074-I#1W An Equal Opportunity Edu~ Institution .... 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