2011-12-27 Cooking cornbread
jhonora: Hey alt!
alt: Hi jhonora, Happy between Christmas & New Year
jhonora: Same to you
alt: thank you, sir anything exciting going on with you? .... genealogically.. LOL
jhonora: Nothing genealogically, I've been taking this time to work on my history of the Knights.
alt: are you finding "new" good historical reference? or writing up what you already have? putting the pieces together so to speak
jhonora: Well, researching and writing. Every day new photos and tidbits come up. But I'm finalizing the chapter from 1909 to 1919.
HistoryBuff: Hey Alt and Jhonora. How are you?
alt: Hello HistoryBuff
jhonora: Hello HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Good for you on your writing journey, Jhonora.
alt: How many chapters will you end up with? covering a span of years from ??? to ???
jhonora: I change from 6 to 7 chapters, haven't determined finally yet. The span is 1909 to present
alt: okay, that's a span of 100+ years.
jhonora: Yep, the first council in Ohio was 1937 in Cincinatti
alt: ah so,,,, were there any particularly 'great era's" or is the history fairly level and even keel?
jhonora: My favorite era was the 20s, when they were almost fist fights on the convention floor (sometimes betw. priests and laymen). The best time was the 50s, when a Nat'l Headquarters was bought, Civil Rights involvement, etc.
alt: Who would have been the moving force for the 1st convention to be held in cincinnati, OH?
jhonora: The convention was never in OH, we had a local "lodge," we say "Council" in Cinc., I'd have to pull the names and let you know
alt: oh, okay.... my mistake.. thought I might recognize an Ohio name
HistoryBuff: Hey Daviss.
Daviss: hello alt, HistoryBuff and jhonora!
jhonora: alt, Carl W. Bates, Herbert Shepard, and a few guys from Covington, Ky., must have come into town
alt: hi Daviss... sorry bout Saturday's whupping the Bengals laid on ya
Daviss: how are you historyBuff and also Happy Birthday to you lol
alt: okay, right across the river from cincinnati
Daviss: yeah right Alt lol
alt: hehehehehe @ Daviss
HistoryBuff: Thank you many times over. Love your BDay greetings, Daviss
alt: Happy birthday to you HistoryBuff
Daviss: yw History
HistoryBuff: Thanks Alt.
alt: you are now old enough to vote, huh HistoryBuff?
HistoryBuff: Indeed at let 2 times 25 with 3 yrs plus. LOL
Daviss: Texas has DC's online years 1977,78 and 79 but they are not indexed or anything. You have to go page by page. I decided to just go in and put every AA I found in my county on a flash drive. I wish it were a faster way lol. I just got to Feb 1977 so far. I think I need another 2 or 3 flash drives
alt: okay HistoryBuff, just checking
HistoryBuff: let=least I can dig it, Daviss It takes time.
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
alt: you mean 1 4GB flash drive wouldn't hold that much data Daviss?
AYWalton: howdy alt, Daviss, HistoryBuff Hey hey hey it's honora!
Daviss: There she is....hey AyWalton
AYWalton: hope you are all well today.
jhonora: alt, I know I have an article somewhere with the story on how Cinc. came about, I'll send it to you.
alt: Hello AYWalton, how are ya?
AYWalton: fine and you alt?
HistoryBuff: Happy Holidays to you also AYWalton.
AYWalton: thanks HistoryBuff, the same to you!
alt: Okay jhonora, would love to read it.
jhonora: Hey AYWalton! Gotta run, y'all! See you this evening
AYWalton: Daviss, I sent you an email.
Daviss: I don't know Alt, I have never tried anything like this before
alt: 4 GB is a lot of data Daviss ......
Daviss: oh ok AYWalton, let me check ok alt thanks
alt: trying to save you some $$$$ on flash drives Daviss LOL
Daviss: Got it Angela and thanks much!!! lol I appreciate that savings alt
AYWalton: Sure thing, Daviss
alt: plans for the OGS Conf in April.... Anita is all set.... the 1st casino in Ohio will open in Cleveland... the week before the conference LOL... so I won't have to worry about keeping her occupied LOL LOL
Daviss: lol lol alt I bet it will really be crowded new casino and all
alt: I'm sure there will be some huge crowds Daviss and the slots might even be 'loose'
Daviss: Alt, I saw a really nice photo of you and Anita last night
Daviss: It was on facebook In fact these were pics I had not seen before
alt: oh my, gotta take a look
Daviss: Go in and pull up Black Genealogy Conference in FT Wayne
alt: okay, will do... the one on '09 ??
Daviss: No, it was the one you and I were in
Daviss: Angela had a couple of very nice pics also
AYWalton: I blogged the entire time and took many photos.
Daviss: I think they were just put up about a weed or so ago weed = week lol
AYWalton: but----they have merged the NBGS photos with the IBGS photos. and have the 2009 photos under the NBGS label.
Daviss: That was so confusing
AYWalton: When they are actually two different events and entities.
alt: is this on AfriGeneas Talking???
Daviss: no on Facebook
alt: oh, okay Daviss
AYWalton: There must easily be over 200 images up there.
Daviss: what was that lady's name that looked like I was staring her down lol lol
AYWalton: I think it was Janis Forte from Chicago, but her face was not too clear.
Daviss: it was not the case alt but it was rather funny
AYWalton: true I think you both were looking at something entirely different, but the photo was amusing to see.
alt: oh, oh, company a Grand & some great-grands
AYWalton: ahhh ok,alt. take care
Daviss: ok alt
AYWalton: History Buff did you have a nice Christmas?
Daviss: wb historybuff
AYWalton: wb History Buff.
Daviss: did we kick you out HB lol
HistoryBuff: Sorry AYWalton Thanks Daviss. Must have clicked on the wrong button. Yes I had a wonderful Christmas. My daughters cooked Christmas Dinner for their paternal grandmother and us. Did a wonderful job too.
AYWalton: that sounds nice HistoryBuff.
Daviss: sure does HB
AYWalton: Any plans for the New Year?
HistoryBuff: Indeed. we were proud of them and my mother-in-law loved it. She also loved her Birth of Hope Obama Baby doll.
AYWalton: oh that sounds cute.
Daviss: I was thinking Seafood Gumbo AYWalton if I can get some blue crab
AYWalton: Ooo...now that sounds so good, Daviss!! you have to send me your recipe.
HistoryBuff: I sure New years will be just as wonderful. How about you, AY Daviss and Alt? You got my ear, Daviss!
Daviss: I know I can find King Crab and Snow but I love the blue for season
AYWalton: I had an African stew at a friend's house and she had blue crab and shrimp in it. It was deloicious. good flavor!
Daviss: oh yeah I bet
AYWalton: ooops I really do know how to spell delicious. lol
HistoryBuff: Sound quite delicious indeed.
Daviss: I just use crab, shrimp and lobster in mine
AYWalton: Oooo, lobster, too.
AYWalton: good thing I just had lunch or I would be raiding the fridge right now.
Daviss: I wish I could make it as good as my grandmother and mother but it will do in a oinch lol
HistoryBuff: Shucks! It is wonderful that you CAN make it period!
AYWalton: she right!
Daviss: I only can make a few things as I am not a cook but .......
HistoryBuff: Don't try it, Daviss. Sounds like you can burn.
Daviss: not I HistoryBuff lol
HistoryBuff: Hmmm yeah right.
AYWalton: but heck---who is a cook. I love cooking and can throw down in the kitchen, but am I a "cook"? The bottom line is if it tastes good and if it does, then you are a cook! Plus I always think that if you make most of your food and used very little processed and packaged food, then you are a cook.
Daviss: going on that analogy AYWalton my comment still stands lol lol
AYWalton: lol you are too funny!
HistoryBuff: There it is. You are on it, AY. Lol lol lol lol
AYWalton: I make my own cornbread (at least once a week) from scratch, and cook mostly fresh vegetables--and NEVER eat veggies from a can. I do make most of my own sauces also from scratch. Never was into the jars of Ragu, and such. They are either two sugary or too salty. Plus they don't taste like real food as when made from scratch.
Daviss: I love cornbread and crazy about hot water
AYWalton: I don't bake much, though. I can make my own bread, but have not done that in a while. And make cakes rarely and don't make pies much.
Daviss: I love red beans and hot water cornbread any day of the week with some fried catfisg yummy
AYWalton: except for cornbread and occasionally muffins. and then I cheat on muffins (unless it is corn muffins, then they are from scratch.)
HistoryBuff: Are we making you hungry, ALt?
AYWalton: ahhh red beans! My favorite is pinto beans, and also gr. northern white beans.
Daviss: two of my favs even though I have learned to like black beans
AYWalton: I like black beans also.
HistoryBuff: Sooo how many of those ancestors passed down those cooking skills to you ladies?
AYWalton: I must admit though I have never cooked black beans from the dried beans. I do cook pintos and gr. northern whites. I learned my cooking from my mother. I watched her. And she taught me how to make cornbread when I was small.
Daviss: I am serious, I am not a cook for real.. I loved Gumbo so much that I learned that
HistoryBuff: Wouldn't it be nice to name some of the homemade recipes after your ancestors.
AYWalton: well gumbo is not a bad thing to learn! you mean like Pauline's cornbread?
Daviss: my sister is the one that loved to cook
AYWalton: or Grandma Ellen's chicked and dumplings?
HistoryBuff: That's a start.
AYWalton: some recipes I just picked up. Plus I love to watch the cooking shows on TV. Some Saturdays, I spend the day watching the chefs.
Daviss: we did not grow up around any of our grands.. air force brats not stable in one place
AYWalton: ahh the casualties of mliitary families. oops spelling---military
HistoryBuff: Maybe some family elders and other members can speak about their favorite dishes from specific ancestors.
Daviss: I am the elder now HistoryBuff lol
AYWalton: most of my elders are gone. I should have asked my mother to tell me what she loved of her grandmother's cooking. Too late now. but that is good advice!
HistoryBuff: Okay. I'm sure you can use your creativity.
AYWalton: plus my dad was an excellent cook as well. he could thrown down---and I wish I had his BBQ rub. I know some of his ingredients, though.
HistoryBuff: My Linton Family Clan members have been posting recipes on their My Family.com website.
AYWalton: what is your family site? Or is it just for the family?
HistoryBuff: Of course include any family member you can think of.
Daviss: I bet AYWalton, my x father in law could cook anything. And he could even make suit coats and pants
HistoryBuff: The one I just spoke of is the MyFamily.com-The Lintons of Lee County Arkansas.
AYWalton: wow he was a creative man!
Daviss: He was the one born in Hope Ark
AYWalton: I did not realize you had Arkansas ties, HistoryBuff. Do you get down there? does one have to have a MyFamily account to see the photos, HistoryBuff?
Daviss: Is Lee County near yours AYWalton?
AYWalton: I in SW and NW Arkansas. I think Lee is in Central or So. Central Ark. near Hot Springs I believe. Is that correct HistoryBuff?
Daviss: I had an aunt who went to Hot Springs every year
HistoryBuff: yes. I'll try to post the link here. http://tinyurl.com/7hk6xg6
Daviss: sent for my mom several times to go with her
HistoryBuff: I'm not sure and need to consult my map.
Daviss: http://www.myfamily.com/ ··· ass=RECP not getting it HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Yep. Hot Springs is in Lee County, AR
Daviss: try posting link again
Daviss: you have to have a password
AYWalton: Well I have to run, folks. Have a good one.
HistoryBuff: Okay Okay. I'll have to post the recipe on my AfriGeneans talkiing. Have a great day, Daviss. Take care.
Daviss: ok History that would be better take care