Friday, June 29, 2007

Easy Candy Recipes

Crockpot Double Nut Clusters recipe
1 pound unsalted peanuts
1 pound salted cashew pieces
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 (8 ounce) bar German sweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
2 pounds vanilla bark or almond bark, chopped
Place nuts in bottom of 3-quart crock pot and stir to mix. Add all of the chocolate. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until chocolate is melted, stirring once during cooking time. Stir well, then drop spoonsful of the mixture onto wax paper- or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Refrigerate until set.

Chocolate Peanut Candy recipe
1 box German cooking chocolate
12 ounces sweet chocolate chips
48 ounces white almond bark
16 ounces dry salted roasted peanuts
16 ounces dry unsalted roasted peanuts
Place ingredients as listed into crock pot. Set to LOW, put on lid and let stand 3 hours. (Do not lift lid or stir.) Afterward, stir up candy for about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour out onto wax paper. When set, cut into squares.

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Home Ec Recipes Asked for at Reunion

Oatmeal Fingerlings
2 c. sugar    
1 stick oleo (½ c)
½ c. cocoa (don't pack)  
½ c. peanut butter
½ c. milk    
1 t vanilla
1 c. coconut    
1 c. Pecans (optional)
1 c. raisins (optional)
2 c. Plain oatmeal or 3 c. quick cooking oatmeal
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in saucepan.   Let boil 1 minute.  Take off heat.  Add vanilla, peanut butter, oatmeal, coconut and any optional ingredients.  Mix well.  Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper or greased sheet.  Let cool to harden.

Vanilla Wafers
2/3 c. butter 
½ c. sugar
1 egg
2 T. Milk
1 1/4 c. flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 t vanilla
Cream vanilla, add sugar, and well beaten egg.  Stir in milk and vanilla.  Add remaining dry ingredients well sifted together.  Drop by half teaspoon on a lightly greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread.  Bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes or until edge is brown.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

People of the Web - Cupid for Country Folk

People of the Web - Cupid for Country Folk I thought this was interesting and a new approach to the matchmaking game. I am always amazed at new markets on the internet.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

HEMPHILL's 1898 Class at Chumuckla

Here is an amazing school card that pupils at Chumuckla School received in 1898. This was sent by Janice Elaine Jones Rediker of
Foley , Al. Her Grandfather, Roy Jones is in this class. Jim Campbell is grandfather of Vic Campbell and several others in here are related. Rediker does genealogical work with her family and may welcome your input!
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Saturday, June 16, 2007



James A. Hamilton, age 36, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Jamie was the owner and operator of Axel Repair Company. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, car racing and #24 Jeff Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly Hamilton; daughter, Nicole Hamilton, and his son, Chris Hamilton, all of Chumuckla, FL; three sisters, Bobby Joe Hamilton, Tina Hamilton, and Stacy Hamilton, all of Tampa, FL; two brothers, Ricky and Vincent Hamilton, both of Tampa, FL; father, James Bloodsworth and stepmother Carol Bloodsworth of Ocala, FL; mother, Linda Sue Gardner; sister-in-law, Tami Holley, of Allentown, FL; and his greatest parental influences, Shelvie and Faye Holley, of Allentown, FL.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 4, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with Rev. Joey Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview United Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Danny Heaton, Kenny Kelly, Lenton Knowles, Burt Allen, Rick Hamilton and Jason Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Kelly, Brandon Ellis, Joe Barnhill, Charles Bailey, Steve Scott and Millard Holley.
Jamie will always be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/3/2007.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Reflecting on a Death Long Ago

This story by MJ Trenkler, a grandaughter of Joe Jernigan, who used to run the cotton gin in Chumuckla - is a familiar look into the rear-view miror. The story is in the website for the Jacksonville Newspaper.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Teachers at CHS - Stories

John Temple, Louise Driggers, Woody Hunsucker, Coach Bodenstein and Mrs. Campbell address the students at the CHS 40th Anniversary reunion for the class of '67.

Students Remember CHS

Remembering the '60's. Several students at the reunion in June recount some of the times at Chumuckla ... back when.

CHS Reunion at the Opry

Harry Harris, Norman Walther, Edward Kilcrease and Gary Lockett at the CHS67 hosted reunion for Chumuckla High School at the Farmers Opry on June 9. Audio files are inlcuded above this post. Teachers and Students tell stories of Chumuckla. Afterwards, many folks stayed to enjoy the Farmer's Opry. Here is a sample of some of the music.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007


1921 - 2007

Mrs. Aline Katie Carnley passed into the next life in the evening of June 7, 2007. Born in Chumuckla on September 26, 1921, Mrs. Carnley lived all of her 85 years as a dedicated servant of the Lord. She was most well-known for her deep and abiding faith in Christ, whether she was at worship, at work, or at rest, but nowhere was it more evident than in her love for her family. Mrs. Carnley was most likely to be found working at the curb market where her green thumb and gracious presence made her a fixture of the community. After her retirement, she spent her time at church or with her many grandchildren. Sister Carnley was known as "Mom" by many of her children's friends and others who came into her life. Whether welcoming folks at Sunday dinner or opening her home to those in need, Mrs. Carnley lived her faith every day until her last.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary Joseph; her sons, Don and Gerald and two grandsons, Richard and Chord.
Mrs. Carnley is survived by her brother, Aaron Hopkins (Alberta); brother-in-law, Herman Carnley (Louise), her children, Jim (Barbara), Hillary (Jeanette), Lee (Judy), Larry (Genie), Clint (Elaine), Lois Carson (Tommy), Dora Huelsbeck; her daughter-in-law, Winnie Carnley;18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild
The family extends their deepest thanks to Dr. Amos Prevatt and to the staff of Azalea Trace.
Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North on Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 6:00 until 8:00 and a funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment with Reverend Ron Carnley and Sister Nell Goodman officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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