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Lifestyles & Community

March 5, 2013

It’s almost peach time in the markets

Table Talk



Dumb Rock award

Speaking of peach stones, I started something at work called the Dumb Rock award one year. It stuck with the office, I guess, until I retired. I just think people should be rewarded for some of the dumb stuff we do in our lives.

You can guess who got the rock most of the time. One of the times I got the rock was when Sue Bartenfield and I were driving to western Kentucky and we stopped in a place called Leitchfield to get something to eat. I went through what I thought was a Hardee’s and placed my order over the speaker. The lady was really kind and took my order. When I drove up to the window ... wrong place ... it was a local bank. She told me she would really love to fill my order but the cook was off that day.

My grandmother’s Creamy Peach Pie


3/4 cup can evaporated milk (cold)

3/4 cup of sugar

1 #2 1/2 can sliced peaches cut into small pieces.

3 oz cream cheese

1 pkg unflavored gelatin

2 tsp lemon juice

One graham cracker crumb pie shell


Drain peaches, save the juice. Use 1/4 cup of the peach juice and dissolve the gelatin till smooth. Whip the can of milk till foamy, add lemon juice and whip till stiff. Add the gelatin to the whipped milk mixture. Add the peaches that has been cut into small pieces.

In a separate mixing bowl cream the cream cheese and sugar together. Fold in the whipped peach milk mixture. Pour into the graham cracker pie shell and chill till set.

Another Dumb Rock award

Another Dumb Rock award I got one year was about car keys. I was staying at one of my favorite state parks, Ken Lake, and had lost the keys to the state car I was driving.

I tore my room apart looking for them. I looked all over the lodge to no avail. So I got back in my car and called motor pool in Frankfort to tell them my sad story when I realized my car was running and I had gotten into it! Go figure how it got started that day. Must have been one of those senior moments we all have now and then.

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