U. S. Legacies is the place to share true historical stories about life, from the last generation in this country that traveled in covered wagons, horse and buggies or Model T's, went to one room schools, lived through one or two world wars or cooked on wood burning stoves.
Our goal is to obtain, preserve and share as many of these stories as possible, before the last remaining survivor of this special generation, leave us.
by Ursula Furi-Perry
The letter came as a surprise. It originated in Hungary, and that could only mean Mama sent it. Yet the loopy letters on the outer envelope looked nothing like her handwriting. Perplexed, I opened it---only to be confronted by a gray and grim death certificate.
She had been sick, my step-grandfather wrote. She died in her sleep, peacefully and most likely quickly. She didn't suffer any more than the usual nausea and aches that came with her kidney failure.
Nanny’s Chocolate Cake
Emma Wike nee Feaster
Sift these ingredients together.
1 ½ C flour
1 ¼ C sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ C cocoa
Melt together & mix with above ingredients.
½ C shortening
1 C hot water
Grease & flour oblong pan and pour mixed ingredients into pan.
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes.
Submitted by her son
William H. Wike
When displaying the flag, it is important to remember certain guidelines of proper flag etiquette.
******* When on display or carried in a procession with other flags, the flag should be positioned to its own right. Also, it should be placed to the right of a speaker or staging area, while other flags are placed to the left.