The Old Parsonage Newsletter – September 2015

The Old Parsonage at Rutland ND will be open Friday September 11, from 4-7, Saturday, September 12, from 10-4 and Sunday, September 13, from 12-4 .

Lots of Halloween items available now.  Just think how quickly the summer has gone.  And Uffda Day will be here in another 3 weeks!  We are looking forward to the lefse and goodies that go along with it.

My friend, Beverly Kulzer, has made these wonderful cookies over the years.  Thought you would enjoy the recipe:


1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup shortening
1 tsp soda
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup sugar 5 cups flour (start at 4½)
2 beaten eggs

This is an old recipe so there are no instructions.  Just put it together!

Years ago women were expected to make 3 meals and 2 lunches each day.  Especially during harvest, when it would be taken to the field to the workers.  My grandma didn’t drive but she would go out and wave her towel and yell.  Grandpa would come and get the goodies for lunch.  Most of the time the men came in for the main meals.  It gave the horses a rest and the men, too.  Just think how much cooking and baking this was.  And besides that she milked the cows and took care of the chickens!  And somehow she managed to sit a few times during the day and crochet or knit.

Hope to see you the second weekend in September!  Or you can call me any time and I will open.   Kathy

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