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Dresden Duplicate Club Aug. 6

Dresden Duplicate Club Aug. 6

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:34 pm
By: Toni Pritchett

Being the fourth Tuesday in the month, we usually have a small number, but on Tuesday night, we had four and a half tables filled with players competing in an exciting game of bridge.
Alma Ford and Sarah Ann Pentecost were our hostesses for the evening. Pork tenderloin baked to perfection and sliced into sandwich portions was served on delicious warm rolls for a super sandwich. There was a pineapple cream cheese ball and Sarah’s Tennessee Caviar with fresh red and green peppers and tomatoes.  A large bowl of cucumbers and onions and a tray of sliced tomatoes was fresh from Billy Ford’s garden. A vanilla cake with delicious icing was served for dessert.
Bridge winners were: first place – Diana Nerren and Margie Evans, second place – Susie German and Kathy Wilson and third place – Alma Ford and Sarah Pentecost; Sandra Klutts and Jane Young.  
Jerry Spain was not there to enjoy the meal. He was at a hospital where his grandson, Zach Terry, was having a heart transplant.  
Our Wednesday Club came together at 12:30 p.m. with four even tables. The girls looked like fashion models. Our gentleman, Harlan McCartney of Paris, was well dressed with slacks and an attractive summer shirt.
     We usually have four or five gentlemen depending on the weather.  Dr. Sanner, from Union City, attends if he’s not able to play golf because of rain. We call him our “Foul Weather Friend.” Dr. Mayo comes if he can’t mow his yard because of rain.
     We missed Tom Beard who was in the hospital in Paris but is doing much better. Jack Bogue, of Milan, is in Vermont visiting one of his eight children.  He and his wife Lucy keep the roads busy visiting children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Wednesday refreshments were fresh sliced cucumbers, squash and zucchini with a creamy dip. We also had a cheese tray and spicy pimento cheese dip with rosemary crackers. For dessert, we had chocolate brownies and a cake Alma made.  It had mandarin oranges in the icing, orange zest and finely chopped nuts in the layers.
     Winners tied for first and second place were Sue Thompson and Sharon Fields of Paris and Freddye Oliver of Union City and Toni Pritchett. Third place went to Jean and Harlan McCartney from Paris.  
     A friend who reads this article each week in The Weakley County Press read that I was looking for a Gingerbread Cake recipe. Linda Beringer grew up in Martin but now lives in Akron, Ohio. She sent me this recipe that is over 40 years old.
Gingerbread Cake
1 cup of wesson oil
1 cup of sugar
3 eggs
1 cup of molasses
2 tsp. of soda     
2 tsp. of hot water
2 cups of all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp. of ginger    
1 tsp. of cloves     
1 cup of boiling water
Grease and flour a 9 by 13 baking dish, and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream oil and sugar. Afterwards, add eggs and beat well. Blend in molasses and add soda dissolved in hot water. Sift together four, salt, and spices and add to creamed mixture. Stir well. Add boiling water and stir. Turn into prepared dish and bake 45 to 55 minutes.
Thank you Linda from Akron, Ohio.  
Come play bridge with us and enjoy all the recipes we have. We meet each second and fourth Tuesday night and every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. We love guests at anytime. We’ll have a special game just to honor our guest.  wcp 8-6

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