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In 1930s & Before, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, POSTS on May 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

highschool grandma wildcat paper

highschool grandma wildcat statistics

highschool grandma wildcat headline thumbnail sketch

highschool grandma wildcat thumbnail sketch

highschool grandma wildcat headline wills

highschool grandma wildcat will

highschool grandma wildcat  headline popularity

highschool grandma wildcat  popularity

highschool grandma wildcat  officers



In 1930s & Before, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, POSTS on May 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm

highschool grandma class photo

highschool grandma class photo in caps & gowns

highschool grandma class photo in caps & gowns BACK

(Editor’s note: Does anybody know the name of the boy who took Grandma to prom? Something’s telling me it was Harry Cohen, the seventh person in the fourth row in that class photo with the caps and gowns. Other class-photo names that sound familiar are — in addition to Willie B. Garris, center, front row! — Mildred Cutrell and Audrey Smith, the first two in the second row; Libby Drawdy, the second person in the third row; Annie Ruth Cone, the last person in the fourth row; and Stephen Skardon, the seventh person in the sixth row. Wasn’t it Stephen Skardon who was desperately in love with her?)


In 1930s & Before, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, POSTS on May 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

highschool diploma grandma 3

highschool grandma wildcat  commencement

highschool grandma commencement program

highschool grandma commencement program 2

highschool grandma commencement program 3

7-Up Pound Cake

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm

3 sticks butter or oleo
3 cups sugar
5 eggs (separate & beat whites)
3 cups cake flour (must be plain)
1 regular bottle 7-Up
1 teas. lemon & 1/2 teas. almond (must have this flavoring)

Cream together shortening & sugar. Add egg yolks. Alternate flour & 7-Up until it seems to be right consistency. You may have 7-Up left over, drink it — you probably need it by now. Add flavoring & egg whites stiffly whipped. Bake in greased tube pan. 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Reduce to 300 degrees F for 35 mi. more. (1 hr & 40 minutes)

(Editor’s note: This recipe is really fun, and it’s even more fun to compare the three following copies. I’ve transcribed the words from the first recipe card, but the second recipe card was written much earlier. The third recipe was written even earlier than that, and it seems to be the way Grandma got the recipe. On the oldest recipe, it says, “Mrs. R.G. prefers the lemon and almond flavoring.” On the next-oldest recipe, Grandma appears to be agreeing with Mrs. R.G., suggesting politely that you also make the lemon-extract and almond-extract substitution. By the newest version, Grandma mentions no vanilla extract whatsoever. You MUST do it the lemon- and almond- way! By the way, who was Mrs. R.G.?)

Pound Cake (Mrs. Crider)

In 3-Julia Crider Garris 1909-2012, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE) on May 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

2/3 cup butter 1 c
1 1/3 cups sugar 1 2/3 c
2 eggs 3 c
2 cup flour 3″
3/4 teaspoon baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk 1 cup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour into a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees — 1/2 hours.

(Editor’s note: This recipe is one Michaela sent me, not one from here in Grandma’s recipe box. It’s written on one half of a Christmas card. Michaela, tell us more about it! What are the second set of measurements for?)

recipes mrs criders pound cake  from michaela


In 1930s & Before, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), POSTS on May 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm

howard at citadel

howard at citadel 2

howard at citadel 3

howard at citadel 3 back

(Editor’s note: The first photo, on its back, reads, “Howard F. Garris at Citadel.” The second photo, on its back, reads, “Howard Garris at Citadel.” The third photo — as you can see for yourself — reads, “Howard Garris at Citadel.” If you turn this last photo on its side, though, it reads, “Just me” in a different handwriting. Maybe Howard’s?)


In 1940s & 1950s, 3-Robert (Bubba) King, Jr. 1921-2004, 4-Robert (Bobby) King III 1946-, POSTS on May 25, 2009 at 9:11 pm

catalina 3 weeks 2 days

catalina 3 weeks 2 days 2

catalina 3 weeks 2 days 3

catalina 2.5 weeks

catalina 2.5 weeks 2

catalina 2 weeks

catalina 2 weeks back

(Editor’s note: The text under the first photo reads, “Bob with Bobby.” The text under the second photo says, “Bob with Bobby at Catalina, Calif.” On its back, the third photo  says, “3 wks. 2 days Bob & Bobby.” On its back, the fourth photo says, “2 1/2 wks Bob & Bobby.” The fifth photo has nothing on the back. The sixth says — and you can see it for yourself — “Robert King III age 2 weeks good.”)

Cooking spaghetti at church

In 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, First Baptist & Around New Bern, POSTS on May 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm

150 people

Divide a 10 lb. box of spaghetti into 4 piles.

At 3:30 put on four large pots of water with salt & oil.

At 5:25 break & put in spaghetti. Stir off at 20 to 6.

At 5:30

At 5:40

At 5:50

At 3 p.m. fix coffee

3 p.m. start butter on rolls.

bake beginning at 4:30

(Editor’s note: POST UPDATE! Aunt Boyd has kindly clued me in about what’s supposed to happen at 5:30, 5:40 and 5:50 — you add the noodles. Before she contributed her sage advice, I’d thought the listed times had something to do with sauce-making. Given that most of the Wednesday-night suppers I ate at First Baptist occurred when my height was below adult waist-level, I never really contributed much to the cooking. I DO remember dessert, however — sometimes Twinkies we’d save until we got home, for Mama/Aunt Penny to heat in the oven, and sometimes Maola ice-cream sandwiches that Mr. Dixon would pull out of what must have been a walk-in cooler. At least I’m GUESSing it was a walk-in cooler. In my mind, it was a “magic closet.”)

recipe spaghetti at church

recipe spaghetti at church 2


In 1960s & 1970s, 3-Robert (Bubba) King, Jr. 1921-2004, First Baptist & Around New Bern, POSTS on May 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

doc church bulletin 1964

doc church bulletin 1964 2

doc church bulletin 1964 3

doc church bulletin  1964 4

(Editor’s note: Make sure to zoom in on this last page. Guess who’s “Deacon of the Week?”)


In 1940s & 1950s, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, POSTS on May 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

grass skirt bee 2

grass skirt bee

(Editor’s note: The inscription on the first photo reads, “To Bob, I love you (something blurred, maybe “love”), Bee.” The one on the second says, “Your loving wife, Bee.” I’m not completely sure, but I think these were taken while Granddaddy was stationed on Oahu, Hawaii, in January 1944.)