1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 cup persimmon pulp
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Combine eggs, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Mix in cream, persimmon pulp, melted butter and lemon juice. Pour into unbaked crust.
Bake for ten minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes. Cool before slicing.
We want to welcome a new member to our large and growing family. Cooper Eli was born to granddaughter Megan (Matthew's daughter) and Nathan Gill on October 4, 2013. He weighed seven lbs and five oz, and is a beautiful, plump little boy. It is amazing, but no matter how large the family, each newborn is a miracle and a gift from God. There is nothing quite like the feeling of a soft, helpless baby snuggled on your chest.
Sonnet to Birth
By Betty J. Banks
Great miracle in small, dark universe:
An embryonic star seeks its descent
From confines of uterine firmament
Where countless fertile comets had aspersed
And then, division of itself rehearsed;
A nova seeks to shed its habiliment.
Waits restlessly, and then with time's consent
Will, in travail, the amniotic sea transverse
And break the fleshly barrier to space.
Emerging fully human, yet contains
The secret of eternity's creations,
And the trinity of body, soul and grace
To find its truths in its earthbound domain --
To then be God -- confirmed to Holy Constellation.
Contact Alyce Faye Bragg at alycef...@citlink.net or write to 2556 Summers Fork Road, Ovapa, WV 25164.