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Souvenirs I: Down Country Roads

Souvenirs I:

Down Country Roads

by L. Joyce Mundy

Cover and book design by Owen Mundy
Excerpt from the story, "Country Roads"

"Our farm road was made with branch gravel. This gravel was sandstone, and was soon ground into sand by the wheels of cars and wagons, making repair necessary. Gravel hauling was a project that we children enjoyed. The gravel was free, from the small creek that meandered past the old home site and barn and through the meadow. From there, it wound through the trees edging the fields and pasture. Small trickley streams and deposits of reddish sandstone gravel connected dark shady pools. Minnows darted in the pools, and water skippers scooted across the surfaces. These were fine places for summer wading..."

"The horses were hitched up, and with a load of shovels and children, the gravel wagon was driven to the creek. The team and wagon went right into the shallow water for easy loading. We heard the grating sound of shovels on gravel as we ran up and down the creek and played in the water."

This recipe from Souvenirs I has won raves:
Lazy Apple Butter

1- 3 lb. jar applesauce
16 oz. frozen apple juice concentrate
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup ret hots candy (imperials)
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash salt

Mix all ingredients and pour into a deep 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 2 hours or until desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate, or use canning process. Serve with biscuits or toast. (Some readers have said they make it in an uncovered crock pot.) As an extra bonus, it will make your house smell delicious.