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In 1960s & 1970s, 3-Robert (Bubba) King, Jr. 1921-2004, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-Boyd King Dimmock 1949-, 4-Robert (Bobby) King III 1946-, Easter, POSTS on March 28, 2010 at 9:15 am

(Editor’s note: Aunt Boyd/Boyd chipped in to help identify this one, and she wrote that “That was in the yard in New Bern – and I remember that peach/orange colored hat, shoes and purse! 🙂 I am guessing that it was in April 1968 due to the short hair.

“It was probably my Freshman year at Meredith (Matthew’s age now) – I would have met your Mama by then and by Easter we had probably decided to share a suite the following year – and I had not met Tom and your dad would not have been in the picture with her; she was dating George! 🙂

“That would have also been before the beach house was built and we began the “going to the beach for Easter” tradition. Grandma would have been 50 years old (she looks young with her a beautiful orchid corsage)… such a lot of history to wander through. 🙂 “)


Momma’s/Bee’s famous Punch

In 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007 on March 28, 2010 at 7:12 am

1 pkg strawberry Coolaid
1 cup sugar
1 quart water
1 quart orange juice

Mix together & serve.

To make it fancy for a party, add crushed strawberries. You may want to freeze a ring ahead with strawberries and mint. Gingerale may be added but it does not improve the taste.

(Editor’s note: Does anybody know how Grandma/Momma/Bee came up with this one?)

Baked Cheesecake

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

1/3 Cup oleo, melted
3/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
2 (8 oz) creamed cheese cake
1 Can Condensed Milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup Real Lemon
1 (8 oz) cream sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine mixed oleo & cracker crumb & press into pan for crust.

In large mixer combine cream cheese, milk, eggs & lemon. Pour into pans & bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr (50-55 mi or until brown. Spread sour cream on top or you may add cherry or strawberry or blueberrie pie mix.

Freezes nicely.

(Editor’s note: Unlike New York Style Cream Cheese Cake, this recipe calls for sour cream.)


In 1940s & 1950s, 3-Robert (Bubba) King, Jr. 1921-2004, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, POSTS on March 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

(Editor’s note: This bill comes from a trip Granddaddy/Daddy/Bob and Grandma/Momma/Bee made into New York City in October 1942 — during World War II, while they were stationed in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They came into the city to see a show, and they stayed at the Commodore Hotel at Grand Central Terminal — just a couple of blocks from Sammy’s old office, and less than 10 blocks from his new one.

Sammy, can you point out your old office building? My eye doctor is between #11 and #3.)

New York Style Cream Cheese Cake

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

1/3 cup oleo
3/4 cup cracker crumbs
2 (8 oz) Creamed cheese cake
1 Can Condensed Milk
1/3 cup flour
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla.

Combine bread crumbs & oleo & press down in pans for crust. In large mixer, combine cheese cake, flour, condensed milk, eggs & vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Freezes nicely. May add varied toppings as desired

(Editor’s note: Of course, she means to combine the creamed cheese — not the cheese cake! — with the flour, condensed milk, eggs and vanilla.

And note that, unlike Creamy Baked Cheesecake, this recipe omits sour cream.)


In 1960s & 1970s, 4-Penelope (Penny) Flynt King 1949-, 4-Robert (Bobby) King III 1946-, POSTS on March 21, 2010 at 9:02 am

(Editor’s note: I’m guessing this is 1975 or 1976, and it is definitely in the United Kingdom, before I was born. Daddy/Bobby notes, with engineering specificity, that this is a photo of “car w/wife. Bedroom window is at crossing of arrows.” Line up the arrows to see where they lived.)

Beef Strogonof

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on March 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

1 1/2 stew beef
brown with flour, garlic salt water & simmer for 1 hr or until meat tender –

1 T Worshire
tabasco to taste
1 Can mushroom soup
1 ” mushrooms
2 or 3 tablespoons sour cream (Don’t add until last)

(Editor’s note: Grandma/Momma/Bee notes up top that she got this recipe from Janet. Do you guys reckon this was Janet Heiman? Were there any other Janets of note?

I know my Mama/Penny has a story about this recipe. And I’m hoping she will share it below!)


In 1960s & 1970s, 4-Penelope (Penny) Flynt King 1949-, 4-Robert (Bobby) King III 1946-, POSTS on March 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

(Editor’s note: Aah, so romantic. This photo, taken by my Daddy/Bobby, is in his “kitchen w/wife.” It was taken in 1975 or 1976, while he and my Mama/Penny lived in England, and if you need help finding the “wife,” “sitting room,” “refrigerator” and “washing machine,” just look for the arrows.)

Greek Spinach Pie

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on March 17, 2010 at 8:45 am

3 packs frozen chopped spinach thawed – water squeezed out
9 eggs
8 oz soften cream cheese
1 lb feta cheese crumpled
1/2 lb butter or oleo
1 box filo leaves

In large bowl beat eggs, add cream cheese & cheese.

With pastry brush gease 12 x 16 Pan – Divide filo leaves, put 1/2 in botton & 1/2 on top – Butter well.

Spread all of Spinach mixture over filo, then on top use rest of filo leaves, buttering well.

Mark squares & cut with electric knife before baking.

Bake 350 – 1 hour or until golden

Note: Filo dries out quickly – Cover with damp cloth while buttering the one in the pan.

(Editor’s note: Grandma/Momma/Bee notes at the top of this recipe that it came originally from Mary Predaris, a First Baptist friend. Just how Greek were the Predarises? We didn’t have too many Greek names in New Bern!)


In 1980s & 1990s, First Baptist & Around New Bern, POSTS on March 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

(Editor’s note: Good old 1806 Tryon Road. Was it ever any color other than green?)