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Fruit Cake (don't bake) Recipe

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In Loving Memory of June (Robinson) Dahl

 

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In Loving Memory of June Dahl
Added: Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. pitted dates, diced
1 lb. marshmallows, cut fine
1 lb. gumdrops, sliced
1 lb. graham crackers, rolled fine
1 c. nut meats, chopped
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cream

Directions:
Directions:
Mix all together with hands. Wrap in wax paper. Can be eaten next day or will keep a long time.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Recipe was found in 1951 Riverside Ladies Aid Cookbook and submitted by Jo-Anne Anderson (Dahl).
Mom, Dad and June and Norman were almost inseparable whenever they lived near each other. When Norman and June moved out west to be closer to her sister Donna and her husband, it wasn't long before dad and mom decided that is where they would like to move.
While living in Springfield, Oregon Uncle Norman became a milk truck driver and he delivered our milk to us. He had one arm in a sling, he had lost use of it because of a well drilling machine incident. He had lost a few fingers on his other hand, but he could drive that milk truck and handle the milk jugs like nothing (the jugs were glass then so it only added to the weight of the load he had to carry). He'd bring orange juice, chocolate milk and anything else that mom and dad ordered from him, all in glass jugs. We looked so forward to those early morning deliveries. Mom captured him, making his delivery on our home movies, one morning, and it is so much fun to watch it and remember those happy times. He had a necker knob on his steering wheel of his pick-up truck that he used to turn instead of having to deal with a steering wheel. I heard on a radio show the other day that it was named a necker knob because guys could steer with one arm and have his other arm around his girlfriend so they could neck. huh? I would not even have thought that things like that went on back then! I heard they were also called suicide knobs because some guys would get their cars going really fast and the knob would come off. OOPS!!!!
Jackie

 

 

 

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