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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 Spring Tonic and Mountain Beliefs By Jeanette Riffle Shock, WV My parents used to say that we all needed a spring tonic to get tough- ened in for the work ahead. Dad would bring in the sassafras roots and brew up a big kettle of tea. Morn would pick wild greens as soon as they were available and Dad would go to the mountains and dig ramps. Folks believed that these greens and the tea would build strength back after a long hard winter. Another belief was that the sassafras tea would thin the blood. Some people thought that our blood thickened during the winter, I guess. Dad always encouraged leafly green veg- etables and would bring them in from the store in winter. He raised so many different garden vegetables and was always trying something new. He knew a lot about nutrition and would tell us kids what we needed to eat for the right vitamins, ect. In winter, Morn gave us cod liver oil in a spoon of orange juice to make it taste better and then more to chase it down. It she didn't have ()range juice she gave us tomato juice. I was reading an article on nutrition written by Susan M. Poindexter, MS, RD, in the Elder ('.hatter that came in from the Glen- ville Senior Center and it brought back memories. She asked the ques- tion," What did early West Virgin- ians eat?" Her answer wasn't much different than what we ate when I was growing up. We ate wild meat and what we could gather, qhe nuts and berries that were available to us. We ate squirrel, deer when we could get it, fish from the creek, hog meat, chickens, rabbits, and one time we ate a big snapping turtle. On one m_ rare occasion Dad brought home a pheasant. Mom' s mother fixed bar- becued raccoon, and groundhogs. My Stewart grandparents had beef, hogs and mutton along with chick- errs and they raised turkeys for their holiday meals. We didn't have any bear meat but I have fixed it here before. A relative on my husband's side went bear hunting with some buddies in another county a few years back and they got one. tte brought us some tenderloin and I fried it like deer steak and put a couple tablespoons of bacon grease in with the oil in the skillet to flavor it, as I had heard that bear meat is strong. I added water and steamed it down and it was good that way. Our son was here at the time and he said he didn't know why people didn't just fill their freezer with that stuff. He really liked it. My Stewart grandparents had a persimmon tree on the farm and lots of Early Harvest apples. There was a hickory nut tree on the bank by the road. Granny told me she had a pear tree brought over from the old home place on the Lower Run. We have plenty o:f blck wahmts here and a few fruit trees. Sometimes the frost gets the bloom though and we don't get much yield when that hap- pens. My parents had a strawberry patch and there was a hill on Granny's farm called, Berry ttill, where the family would go pick blackberries and Mom canned them for" cobblers and jam. The Hauldy Hill had wild blueberries called , huckleberries. That hill was rough Pat's Chat ;MILiNG FACEt---Birthday gal, Bonnie Drake 93rd ltL00thdtty Celebration Friends and Family will be cel- ebrating the 93rd birthday of Bonnie Drake on Sat., April 11, 2015 at Shawnee Hall at the Gilmer Co. Rec. Center from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Every- one is invited to attend. If unable to attend, please send well wishes to Bonnie Drake, 4732 US Hwy 33E, Glenville, WV 26351 family and had an enjoyable Easter meal. Until next time, get out and look for the wild flowers that are beginning to bloom. We are seeing colts foot along the roads as we drive along. Spring peepers finally came to the ditch across the road. Tonight the moon is supposed to turn red. That doesn't happen very often. There's another baptizing at our Rosedale.Baptist Chruch this Easter Sunday. 3 more people are joining church. Everyone take care and God bless ! to get up and I was never up in there. Life is easier now then when I was growing up. Now, we can just go to the store and buy whatever" we want. We bought a big bag of kale today to cook on for our spring tonic and have with our Easter ham. In sum- mer we raise a garden and enjoy fresh vegetables and have enough to freeze for the winter months. We have been blessed with plenty of food. By the time you read this, Easter will have come and gone. Hope everyone enjoyed being with Wishing Ruby Frymer a Happy Birthday Please join us in cel- ebrating Ruby Frymier's 91st Birthday at an open house reception on April 19,2015 from2:30 to 3:30 p.m, at the Glenville Vol- unteer Fire Dept. (next to Dr. Miller's office)in Glenville. If you wish to send Miss Ruby a card, please address it to: 2311 Bull Fork Rd,Tanner,WV 26137. Pat Ridpath, Buckhannon 304.472-5102 or patschat.ridpath41 H liHi i,,, ,, 'What an influence a sheep has on the lambs!' and his family, living less than a mile away from us here in Buckhatmon. My daughter and I were invited for Easter dinner. It was delightfnl! And the food was delicious. I hope all my readers had a wonderful Easter, tool Easter reminds me, of course, of Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross for my sins, though He had no sins of His own. The vows I took when I was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, buried in the water as a symbol of His death, and then raised in the likeness of His resurrection, to live in His likeness, Brushy Fork Christian School Board has planned to change our school from K - 8 to K -2, specializ- ing in early childhood education. If you are interested in errolling your child(ren) or have questions, please call 304-472-0962. We will need to have at least 10 students in order to open for the 2015-2016 school year. Call 304-472-0962 and if no one an- swers,please leave amessage. Some- one will get back to you, Members of the Bumsville Vol- unteer F'ire Department are working to help raise money for a new fire ghetti dinner at the Bttmsville Com- munity Center, on Saturday, April 18,4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Take-out dinners or delivery will be available. Adults $8.00,children under 10 years old, $4.50. Come and enjoy a great meal. Each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. you can join us to view Land- marks of Prophecy, a DVD presenta- tion by Doug Bachelor. Like the weekend revival program we had re- cently at the Seventh-day Adventist Church,this is an exciting one. Ihope you will enjoy it with us. It is such a wonderful blessing to have my youngest son,Scott Bucklew i i i iiiii i i i NEW and Usin PIG lm USED PARTS Automotive color o Towing T0000ology Sunday School meeting was in progress. A ragged man was noticed sitting in a pew in the rear. Finally, at the testimony meeting, he rose and said: 'Look at me; I am a lost man. If the officers of the law knew where I was, they would be after me. I was one of five boys who attended Sun- day School here, and our teacher, to make it more interesting for us in Sunday School, taught us to play cards. After a while, with us, it was more cards and less Bible, and fi- nally, all cards and no Bible; and soon we had a system of our own, and . too:. (Sqe Romgns 6; 3- ! 8 ) My life)'ivgent to garpt/l]ng., .e )yeatgrg that now should ever be dedicated to tlim to'worse andat fast :oittedcrimes so that worldly considerations are always secondary to my relationship with Him. I can't live in pride or self- indulgence. I should never again live a careless, indifferent life. I might be the only Bible someone else will ever read so I need to be a good example. (Thank God, 1 st John 2:9 tells me not to sin, but ifI do, I should confess my sins because He is faithful and just to forgive me and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.) Everyone's life witnesses to others, either for good or for evil. Out of my devotions this morning, I rcad that this truc story: 'Onc day a to' make money. Two of the boys are in prison now, one was executed, and two of us are fugitives from justice. The police would be here for me if they knew I was here!' He paused a moment, overcome by deep emotion, and added: 'My father was the minis- ter in this church, and our family sat in this very pew.' He left the church and was gone. As He left thebuild- ing, a tall woman dressed in black arose in the front row and cried, 'I was that boy's teacher!' And she fell to the floor unconscious. What an influencea sheep has on the lambs! Maranatha! Have somethinn ] 24x30 Garage or Shell Home E to trade or sell $12,960 - 10% dn = Lease $5871mo. Call to reserve M. gain urn,, -t upm e.e, Call tjeservefl FREE Family Spring Fling i visit f:w i jr) session! Ill Music, Dancing, Activities! I modet in I " 0 Glenville WV .... Covered Dance Floor! [  Rt 33 & )  * tt O  .... Portable 8x12-28x40 Ren-o -wni ......... L11[]  FREE Delivery & Setup in select areas of KY, OH, WV, PA The GlenvUle Democrat - Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Page 9 Cedarville News J oAnn Woodyar d 462-7093 Making Some Simple Substitutions We had a good weekend having all of our grandchildren. The two from MD were on their spring break, they really enjoyed going to the Senior Center and partici- pating in the egg hunt. They said it was a lot of fun. On Sunday Katrina, the two girls, and Mikala and Caleb, went to church with us, then home to MD. We had our monthly fellowship dinner at our church. It was a good Easter dinner with a nice fellow- ship. Last Sun. Dave Montgomery, Wayne and I visited Hayward Mick, daughter, then Wayne and I also visited Helen Steele. They hadn't got to come to church for a good while due to their health. I think Betty Riffle had most of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren for Easter Sunday dinner. Last Sat. out" 4-H chib had our Easter egg hunt. Several attended, but I do wish more children could have attended. Those who were there had lots of fun hunting eggs. They really enjoyed finding the big Goose Prize Eggs. Each child went home with a goody bag. There was a good attendance at the Senior Center, I think 131 or more, for the Easter Dilmer and activities. Several pots of pretty tulips were given out as door prizes. Some Good Substitutions Instead of 1 tsp of lemon juice, use 1/2 tsp of Vinegar Instead of I cup of Catsup, use 1 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of vinegar. Instead of 1 tsp of allspice, use 1/2 tsp of cinnamon plus 1/8 tsp cloves Instead of 1 tsp of baking pow- der,use 1/4 tsp of baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar Instead of 1 cup of sifted all purpose flour, use 1 cup plus 2 tbsp of sifted cake flour Instead of 1, oneoz, square of chocolate,use 3 to 4 tbsp plus 1 tsp of shortening Intsead of 1 cup of sour cream, use 7/8 cup of sour milk plus 3 tbsp of butter CONGRATULATIONS --James Richard Parsons and Velma (Boatright) Parsons were married April 16, 1965 at Sandyville by Preacher Paul Morrison. They have one son, Richard Eric (Melissa) Parsons, of Jane Lew. One granddaughter, Maddysen Necole Parsons, of Weston. The Mr. and Mrs. Parsons reside near Normantown.  i i ill, ,,, ii ,,,, Ill **Give GiI's a try or come back for your "regular" treat* I[ Stop in & carry out a de/icious & fresh-cooked Ill beef, pork or turkey sandwich made to order/ !l i vme$o4-4e22 1 Adoptable dogs at the Braxton County Animal Shelter 304.765.2200 / Tag is a 2 year old hound and his buddy Trey, is approximately one year old. Both were found hungry and running around the Perkins Fork area. AU of these beautiful dogs are on stray-heM until418. Afler that, they will be available for adoption! % Toni is a female Chow-Chow mix. She was apparently hang- ing around the Dollar General in Sutton for a few days. Please join us fir a Ramp dinner at the Sutton Moose on Saturday, April 25from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $10.OO for adults and $5.00 fi)r children under 12 and are available at the Sutton Moose or at the shelter. :00ERVICE ADOPTION BENEFIT DINNER We are still needing to raise $5000 for the initial Adoption cost... PLEASE DONATE[ We have already started the Adoption process/ paperwork with money already raised Pork BBQ Dinner Cole Slaw Baked Beans Desserts Refreshments Sunday April 12, 2015 11:00 a.m.-? By Donation Charlie and Ashley Smith Gilmer Firehouse (beside Dr. Miller's Office) Thanks for Helping Make Ol, lF Dream Come True/