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“Did you know any of these people?” she called out. The first one was Sylvia Sweat Sears. We were in the same class until my family moved away. She married Joe Sears, one of the best athletes I ever knew. She called out “Jeanie Lee.” Jeanie was my neighbor and married Bill. The Cliatts had connections in Vidalia. She became a Methodist by marrying Bill. Then came “Midge Lawson,” married to the lawyer R.E. Lawson, but they were Baptist as far as I knew. They switched.

Eloise Douglas was my teacher. Twice. The KW scribbled down her recipe for Caramel Icing. Mrs. Douglas is buried at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church, a stop I need to make on my next road trip. “How about Vicki Vickers?” Well, Alma had two of those. The one in the cookbook has been one of the greater lights of the Alma Methodist Church for years. The other was Olin Vickers' daughter. He was a deacon and on the building committee at First Baptist Church when the new building was constructed.

The cookbook offered some household hints: “wax your ashtrays to avoid daily cleaning.”

I don't even know anybody who owns an ashtray. Next was a suggestion to use a plain chocolate bar to remove gum from hair. Then, what do you do with the chocolate bar?

No. Don't say it.

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