Have It Your Way -- Corn Meal Dumplins or Corn Meal Mush

Have It Your Way–Cornmeal Dumplins or Cornmeal Mush

I recently dropped by the Union County Museum where friends had brought lunch. Wanda Byerley was kind enough to fix a plate for me. Barbara Ailor Hooks chocolate pie was to die for as was Polly Shope Joran’s Corn Meal Dumplins. I don’t know who cooked the Pinto Beans, but they were really good also.
What I didn’t know is that Polly is an expert on the subject of Corn Meal Dumplins. She’s collected seven recipes. What I told her is, “Never mind the other six, I want the one you used today." Here it is:

Want to join Sons of the Revolution or Daughters of the Revolution?

Adam Ott

For those interested in becoming a member of Sons of the Revolution or Daughters of the Revolution, you may be interested in knowing that more information is becoming available every day with much easier access. Lots of the old books are being indexed. Recently, a cousin visited Washington County, Maryland, where our German ancestors, the Heiskells and the Steidingers, lived after coming to America. One of the Steidinger daughters married Adam Ott and here is his Revolutionary War Commission and Record. Col. Adam Ott is my great-great-great Uncle.

Decoration Day, at Union County Veterans Wall, by Air Force Colonel, Rick Riddle

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those
who died while serving in the country's armed forces. This holiday, which is
currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as
Decoration Day after the American Civil War.
On this day many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor
those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American
flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Getting To Know Knoxville Soap and Candle Factory

Knoxville Soap Factory

On a pretty summer day, my daughter & I were looking for gift shops when we came across the Knoxville Soap & Candle Shop. We were impressed by the variety in the store. I asked if they were hiring. I had worked for 35 years, was now retired, and I was bored to death. The answer to my question was yes. They were looking to hire a candle maker. Well, I thought why not, I am a fast study. So, I went to work the next day as a part time employee. Then in 2005 the place that made the all-natural soap was closing and after much persuasion I took the job.

How to Make the Most of DIY Marketing Month

June is DIY Marketing Month

Running a small business requires entrepreneurs to wear many hats. Marketing is just one of them. To celebrate the can-do spirit of the small business owner, June is Entrepreneurs Do It Yourself Marketing Month.

When entrepreneurs think about marketing, we often get stuck on what to say…and for that reason, we never start. I believe that’s because we don’t have a clear picture of who we’re talking to.

For the first day of June, let’s start DIY Marketing Month by focusing on the most important person in your business organization: your customer.