Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

August 8, 2007

They came from the west coast, the east coat, the great lakes, to the tip of Texas. My whole flock for the greatest family reunion ever.

I have three sons and three daughters, as well as grandkids and great-grandkids. We filled Lois and Dave's lake house. The spacious lawn, the big boat dock that spilled over into the water, swimming, boating, fishing -- you name it, they did it.

We here in the good old U.S. of A. can't say enough about families can we?

Think about it. It was families who fled to America in big sailing ships. This nation was built on a solid foundation of the strength of family. That "for the people by the people" rang out loud and clear for the whole world. They heard, they came, they created what we can't let time ever destroy.

However, we today are beginning to hear that solid foundation begin to crack and crumble as we see too many family units crumbling -- sorry, back to Aunt Norie's.

We ended up with Lois and Dave's special fish fry. I want to share that especially good recipe with you. Lois tells me they got it from an old Louisiana fireman back in '73. The recipe takes that fishy taste out of fish, but it is oh so crisp, crunchy and good.

They filleted the fish into good bite-sized pieces, brushed it with plain old yellow mustard and let it marinate over night in the fridge.

Just before cooking let it drain in colanders, draining off the excess mustard and liquid. Next it is rolled in cornmeal then fried in the deep fryer using a favorite oil on high enough heat to brown it good and crisp. You just never tasted anything better.

Thanks again to all of my great crew for a fantastic weekend. Love you all so much.

Please everyone put your family at the top of the list. They must always come first and the whole world gets right.

Have a beautiful summer now, love and God Bless all of you.

-- Aunt Norie can be reached at P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086 or

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