Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday's Fave Five 7-6-18

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1. Fourth of July festivities - Our church had a really nice cookout/service/fireworks on the evening of Tuesday the 3rd.  Probably 250 people or so were there, and it was a great evening of fellowship.  On the Fourth, our son cooked steaks at my folks' house for all of us as well as my daughter-in-law's sister and husband.  It was a good holiday!

2. I have collected Cherry Ames books for years - not so much lately, but nevertheless a collection I am glad to have.  At a thrift store recently, I picked up this gem.  First edition, hardback, excellent condition, dust jacket in good shape for being over 60 years old (1955).  Oh, and it cost me 75 cents.  :-)
3. I just finished baking eight pans of chocolate chip cookies.  :-)  With this heat I squeezed 20 cookies on each pan, which means they don't look quite as pretty, but they taste the same.  I had to bake five dozen for Vacation Bible School next week, and baked more for several other people.  And I used my brand-new KitchenAid mixer for the first time.  Wow!!  My sister said there was a learning curve, and she was right.  But it's worth it.  Once the ingredients are in, they practically mix themselves.  I will really enjoy this.

4. Lots of rain means our new sod is looking good!

5. Loving these summer months and enjoying the rest they include.  I will have more to say about that in a future week.


Willow said...

Your Fourth celebrations sound wonderful! It's a blessing to have family nearby.
Hurray for the rest you are getting over the summer. Teachers love summer break more than the students do. :)

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a nice 4th celebration! Nice book find! That's a lot of baking! I'm glad you have an opportunity to rest and delve into some other activities.

Wendy said...

Wow that was a big gathering. Glad you enjoyed it and the family time. That was a lot of baking - definitely needed the help of the mixer! Enjoy your rest.

Karen said...

I LOVE Cherry Ames, too! I have a few copies from when I was growing up, and would love to add to them. However, the prices on Ebay, with shipping, are rather steep. What a great buy you found. I started nursing school, because of those books, but soon learned I enjoyed reading about nursing more than doing it:(

Susanne said...

Great find on a book that old. I have never heard of Cherry Ames books. Wow, that is a lot of cookies to bake. Great way to break in that new mixer though!