ILLIANA NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2005                          ISSUE 8

 

SEPTEMBER MEETING CANCELLED:

Do to the rising cost of fuel, our new President Tom Swanson has decided to cancel the September meeting and conduct a short meeting at our Fun Day on September 25th.  To keep it simple, we will hold a 50/50 drawing instead of a merchandise drawing.

We’d like to thank Terry Bodine for serving a year as president.  Thanks Terry for a job well done.

 

FUN DAY - SEPTEMBER 25TH      DINNER - 2:00 P.M.

Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th.  Join us for some good old fashion fun!  The trains will be running and Don Bodine will have his steam engine fired up.  The Bodines will also have their cider press ready to turn those apples into delicious cider.  Don’t forget to save some milk jugs so you can take some home to enjoy.  We’re getting the apples from Coffing Bros. Orchard, but if you have some at home (or, even pears) bring them along.  Dinner will be at 2:00 P.M. and Don Crowder is donating some of his famous BB-Q.  Everyone should bring a dish to pass.  (Note to Joe Fry: That means there should be something in the dish for dinner!)

Come as early as you like.   If you want to make a week-end of it, bring your camper on Friday or Saturday.  There are several members planning to do that already.  SEE YOU THERE!!

 

NEW MEMBERS:

We’d like to welcome the new members to our club: Dan McFatridge-Otterbein, Jim Kiger-West Lebanon, Tom and Mary Ann Schellenberger-Earl Park, Todd Flanigan-Lake Village, Sam Preston-Paris, Il., Elisabeth Kornblum-Battle Ground, Bob and Marilyn Anthrop-Battle Ground, Russell and Joy Toney-Avon, Jim Hale-Lafayette, Allen Holt-Covington, George Kyger-West Point, and Dick and Peggy VanSchepen-Lafayette.  GLAD TO HAVE YOU ABOARD!!

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

 

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT STOUTS - NOVEMBER 20, 2005

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT BODINES - DECEMBER 3, 2005

 

Dinner at both parties will begin at 6:00 P.M. , but come as early as 2:00 P.M. to enjoy Ted and Carol’s wonderful antiques and blacksmith workshop, and the train lay-out at Don’s shed.  More info and details in the next newsletters.

 

 


OLD THRESHERS RE-UNION:

Ed and Pat Grubb, John and Penny Carrell, Gary Burnell and friend Susan, Terry and Anne Bodine,  Don Bodine, and Finny Filchak all traveled to Mt.  Pleasant Iowa to attend The Old Threshers Re-union over Labor Day .  They spent several days enjoying the show.  It is one of the largest shows in the United States and they can truthfully say, “it has something for every-one!”  It is worth attending!

NOTE: We don’t recommend putting Finny and Terry in charge of cooking breakfast....the first morning they had a pan of potatoes frying on the grill along with a pan of country sausage.  When all was ready to eat, Finny took his first bite of potatoes and  couldn’t figure out why they “tasted like flowers!”  It seems, they used Anne’s Dawn dish soap with bleach instead of cooking oil!  Needless to say, we wanted to share this little tid-bit with everyone.

 

FOR SALE:  McCORMICK DEERING BINDER

GOOD CONDITION AND KEPT INSIDE

BEST OFFER:      TOM SWANSON 765-762-2009

 

NEWSLETTER:

If anyone would like to donate articles to be printed in the newsletter, please send them to Anne Bodine.  E-mail address: steamers@localnet.com, or 1835 W.  Sr.  32, Covington, In.  47932 or call me at 765-294-2768.

 

ROCKY FORGE BLACKSMITHS:

The group met on a very hot August 9th at Stout’s with about 18 brave souls present.  We didn’t even light a forge fire.  We still had a good time talking and working on the Allis-Chalmers tractor project.  The engine is now unstuck, thanks to the help of some penetrating oil, oak 3" x 3", and a 40# sledge.  The next meeting will be September 13th at Stout’s.  We will be forging in the shade of the trees in the woods.  We hope to have a good day of beating metal and fellowship.  Lunch will be at the West Point Steak House.      Ted Stout

 

THANK-YOU:

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting me as president this past year.  We had a great show and a great year.  I feel that the club members are an extended part of my family.  We have our Fun Day coming up, Stout’s Thanksgiving Dinner, and of course,  the Christmas Party at Don’s shed.  The good times are still to come.  Thanks for letting me be a part of this fine organization.      Terry Bodine

 

CAPTAIN STUBBY SEZ:   The mother of six sent me this poem.  “The poets sing the joys of spring, I’ll sing another tune.  I’ll cheer and praise September days, until the end of June.  The birds depart, I’m light of heart, the winds they may grow cool.  But just remember, it’s in September, that the kids go back to school!”


HERE ARE SOME GOODIES!

 

MULLED CIDER           By Lucille Young

1 Qt.  Cider                      3 Whole cloves             

1/4 C.  Brown sugar         Orange slices

1 Stick whole cinnamon

 

In a 2-quart baking dish, heat cider with  sugar, cinnamon, and cloves by microwave for 6 minutes.  Strain and serve hot.  Garnish with orange slices.  Makes 4 servings.

 

FRUIT DIP                      By Anne Bodine

1 (8 oz.)  Pkg.  Cream cheese           1 tsp.  Vanilla

3/4 C.  Brown sugar                          Milk

 

Soften cream cheese.  Add brown sugar and vanilla.  Add enough milk to make a “creamy” texture, but not enough to be runny.  Serve with apple slices or fruit of your choice.

 

CROCK-POT APPLESAUCE

8 - 10 Apples                   3/4 C.  Brown sugar

½ C.  Water                      1/4 tsp.  Cinnamon

 

Peel, quarter and core apples.  Process through slicing blade of  food processor (or dice by hand).  Put water in slow cooker and add sliced apples.  Slow cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.  Stir.  Add brown sugar and cinnamon and slow cook ½ hour longer.

 

HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE RECIPES....THE MULLED CIDER AND FRUIT DIP ARE IN OUR FIRST RECIPE BOOK.....THE CROCK-POT APPLESAUCE WILL BE IN OUR NEW ONE.