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In "The Way It Was", 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, 3-Julia Crider Garris 1909-2012, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, 4-Boyd King Dimmock 1949-, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), First Baptist & Around New Bern, POSTS BY TOPIC, STORIES on July 10, 2015 at 6:15 am

We used to have Malaria Fever every spring and summer.  We also called it “Chills and fever”.  You would become very cold and then later you would have a high fever.  We would take quinine castor oil and tonics.  I had it when I was at Columbia College and they didn’t know what to do with me so I prescribed for myself .  Howard and Julia came and  took me back to their house until I was well again.  I had an  last and final attack here in New Bern when I was at a picnic and had to come home.  Boyd was a baby and Floy was visiting us.  I never had any after that, but they will not take my blood  in the Red Cross because of it.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter 13: “The Swamps, Forests and Other Beloved Spots.” 1999



In First Baptist & Around New Bern on April 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

1/2 sup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup nuts

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add pumpkin, eggs, and orange juice; mix well. Combine remaining ingredients, mixing well, and stir into pumpkin mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured 13 x 9 pan. Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes Cool. Frost with:

1- 3 oz softened cream cheese
6 Tbsp. softened butter
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Cream cheese and butter, add orange juice, mix well. Add sugar and mix well. Add sugar and mix well.

(Editor’s note: This recipe appears to come to us via a recipe swap with Judy Blythe, a friend from First Baptist Church.)

Blueberry Sky Pie

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on April 19, 2010 at 8:44 am

Makes 3 pies

8 oz. pk. cream cheese
6 oz. can Frozen lemonade
14 oz. can Sweet condensed milk
8 oz. Cool Whip
2 cans Blueberry pie filling

can use regular pie crust — Baked or graham cracker crust.

Beat cream cheese
Add lemonade & condensed milk
Fold in Cool Whip & Blue Berry Pie Filling — ChiLL

(Editor’s note: Grandma/Momma/Bee got this recipe, as the card notes up top, from her good friend “M. Predaris.” Mary Predaris is also famous to us for her baklava and Greek Spinach Pie, as well as being a friend from First Baptist. She’s also the wife of Spike and the mother of Aunt Boyd/Boyd’s friend Jerry and Uncle Billy/Bill’s friend Steve.)


In 1960s & 1970s, 4-Boyd King Dimmock 1949-, First Baptist & Around New Bern, POSTS on April 7, 2010 at 5:32 am

(Note: The back of this photo says “Boyd at cornation,” so I’m guessing it was for Acteens. Aunt Boyd, was this at First Baptist? Where’d you get that dress, and what year would this have been? Who were these little people at your side?)

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!)

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?)

Crustless spinach Quiche

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on March 17, 2010 at 8:35 am

3 oz light Cream cheese, softened
1 cup skim milk
4 Eggs
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cup (12 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 package (10 oz) fresh chopped spinach thawed & squeezed dry.
1 C frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & well drained.
5 fresh mushroom, sliced

In small mixing bowl beat cream cheese, add milk, egg & pepper – beat until smooth. Transfer to 10 in quiche pan coated with non-stick spray. Bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes

8 servings

(Editor’s note: Looks like this recipe came by way of Katherine Daniels at Cherry Point, given the e-mail below. Does anyone know her?)

Cherry Tart

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on February 15, 2010 at 8:12 am

2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 stick margarine (Room Temp.)
11 oz. cream cheese (Room Temp.)
1 cup confectionary sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
2 Tbsp. sugar – 1 cup cold milk
2 pkg. Dream Whip
1 can Cherry Pie Filling

Combine crumbs and margarine — press in bottom of 9″ x 13″ pan. Then put in freezer while creaming cheese, sugar & milk until smooth. Spoon cheese mixture over crumbs. Top with nuts. Follow directions on Dream Whip Box adding the 2 Tbsp. sugar. Spread over nuts. Cover and put in refrigerator for 10 mins. Spoon cheesy pie filling over Dream Whip.

(Make ahead and put in freezer.)

I put in freezer between each step.

(Editor’s note: The top of this recipe card says “from the kitchen of: C. Woodward” … who is she? Looks like Grandma/Momma/Bee might have gotten this recipe in the same recipe swap that netted her Virginia Warren’s Chocolate Cake, i.e. “Chocolate Cake (Better than Sex).”)

Chocolate Cake (Better than Sex)

In First Baptist & Around New Bern on February 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

1 yellow Cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup oil
one 6 oz choc instant pudding
8 oz sour cream
1 1/2 cup cho chips

Mix all ingredients. Stir in chips. Bake in greased bundt pan 50-55 mi at 300-325 F. Bake til done.

Frost with regular Chocolate frosting.

(Editor’s note: The two recipes below appear to be the same, but there has been a slight change in name … It looks like it started out as “Becky’s Cake (chocolate)” by Virginia Warren, from the same recipe swap that netted Grandma/Momma/Bee the recipe for C. Woodward’s Cherry Tart.)