Thursday, April 5, 2012

Scrapbook Journaling

Journaling in your heritage album should include names and dates. And THE STORY, if you know it.

Be sure to use acid-free pens and markers.

I’ve seen some very creative ways to tell THE STORY in scrapbooks, especially if you don’t wish to tear your audience away from the focus of the page which, of course, should be the photograph of your ancestor. Some write down the story on the back of the background page, some write the story on a card and slip it down into a small envelope fastened to the background or fashion tiny numbered file folders that flip open. Some add the important stuff to tags and attach it in some fashion to the page like with tiny brads or through an eyelet. I’ve seen extra pages fastened accordian style into the page spread ditch with THE STORY written inside each page.

Your descendants won’t know THE STORIES unless you tell them.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recipes of Tacy Emma Berry Ullom

Miss Tacy Emma Berry was hired on as a nanny to Mr. Alford Ullom's six children after their mother, Samantha, and baby sister passed away after childbirth. Eventually, she cooked for Mr. Ullom. He ran two businesses in Coffeyville, Kansas, a café on Main Street and an inn called the Farmer's Home . Tacy and Alford were married two weeks before the Dalton Raid on the Banks in 1896. Here are some of her recipes that fortunately have been recorded by her youngest daughter, Laura Belle.

1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder.

Mix together =
¼ cup melted butter
2 eggs in cup & fill with milk
Put all these in bowl together and beat 5 minutes. Layer or loaf.
Cornmeal Griddle Cakes
2 cups milk
2 cups cornmeal
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon melted shortening
3 level teaspoons baking powder
Mix by stirring thoroughly, let stand a few minutes for meal to swell.
Johnny Cake
2 cups whole, sour milk
½ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon soda dissolved in milk
4 tablespoon butter
2 cup cornmeal
2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Bake in moderate oven. Raisins or date gems may be made by adding ¾ cup of chopped & seeded fruit to the batter.
Milk Pie Crust
(for one two-crust pie)
Ingredients = ½ cup lard, ¼ cup milk with just enough flour so you can roll and handle the crust.
2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup sour milk
4 cup flour
To Can Beans
Pick beans. Put in clean jars cold to 1 half gallon jar. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Put in boiler and boil for 3 hours. Fill jars up with cold water before cooking. Fill up in a inch or so of top. Put false bottom so cans don’t break. Cook for 3 hour.
Dill Pickle Recipt

1 quart vinegar
2 quarts water
1 cup salt
Heat real hot & seal.
Put in some dill.
Wash cucumbers. Put in glass jars. Pour liquid hot over the cucumbers. Seal tight.
Mustered Pickels Recipt

1 gallon vinegar
3 cups sugar
½ cup salt
½ cup dry mustard
have pickles in glass jars. Put over cold. Seal tight. They are fine. Don’t weaken vinegar.