Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas everybody! Guess everyone in the midwest got snow. We sure did. Was kinda nice to see it on Christmas eve and we stayed snug as bug in a rug. Hope everybody else did. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hope everyone had great day yesterday!

Hey, Just checking in from the Green family. We enjoyed good food and fellowship yesterday. Marie and I did lots of cooking and eating! As I saw a sign on a church say the other day, I am practicing giving thanks on Thanksgiving! Thank you Lord for all you do!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day:Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A quick post to let everyone know how thankful I am this year and hope others will post to show their thankfulness.
Today I am going to Daniele's home to enjoy this years bountiful harvest. Dan and his family will be joining us also Ben who is now living with Daniele and Keith. We plan to catch up on all that is happening since the family reunion,how time flies.

I am am thankful for my God, my family, my friends, my job,my home,my car,my dog Joey, enough food, heat in the house, hot water, Dave Ramesy course, my mind, healthy body,

Happy Thanksgiving: I Will Survive

Thanksgiving Medley

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hi everyone! Looks like it's margie and I posting on this blog! Where's everybody at? Got back from Joyce Meyer conference a few weeks ago. It was wonderful! Guess everyone is gearing up for Christmas? Been hectic for the Green family. Car has been down for 10 days now. Be glad to get it back on Monday.
Thought I'd upload a picture of all the military guys at the family reunion that got an appreciation award! Bless you guys!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sisters Mini Vacation!

Thanks guys for the good time we had! Family reunion was wonderful. I won the second raffle which gave me extra money for our sisters mini vacation. It was nice to see everyone at the reunion. We got to ride a train, shop till we dropped at an old fashioned german town called Hermann. Beautiful place. Margie will probably set up pictures on slide later. We went to a movie, saw the capital of Missouri, Jefferson City, and the very bottom of 'Lake of the Ozarks' another beautiful place called Ha Ha Tonka (meaning laughing waters) State Park. Ate out a lot, laughed a lot, met some nice people, took a lot of pictures and really enjoyed each others company. I'm getting to go again this next week to a Joyce Meyer Conference and I'm excited! Love ya all! Mary

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Reunion Day September 6 2009

Today is the big day we have been waiting for. It is foggy this morning and it looks like we will have sunshine later for our big gathering. I,Margie, am writing this post. I came into town yesterday with Cary and Daniele and Keith. We are looking forward to the fellowship of family and friends catching up on everyone's life events in the past year. Some of us have not been here in a couple of years and will be amazed at how the kids have grown, and those of us who have lost weight!!!
This is Virginia and Margie is making me do this! So I will say, I'm looking so forward to seeing you today and we want to get to know everyone better, especially the new additions to the family.

Saturday, August 8, 2009



Sunday, September 6, 2009
10:30 A.M. Schermerhorn Park Galena, KS
(large pavilion by river)
so much to celebrate... .new babies... newly married couples... new jobs. graduates. . . . 5tfh wedding anniversaries. friends
Dress Up and Get Your Picture Taken in A Funny Costume
GREAT GAMES! DRAWINGS! PRIZES The Great Baked Bean Bob. . . The Whipped Cream Bonanza The Penny Pitch . . . Horseshoes and much more!
"White Elephant Exchange"
Please bring one item from your house that you really can't stand, & we'll foist it on some unsuspecting soul for you, & we'll do it at no charge!
IMPORTANT: Please note...this year, in keeping with our end of
summer theme, hot dogs & hamburgers will be furnished. Bring your
drinks, something to go with your burgers & and dogs, dessert to share!
Thanks to everyone for making the long drives, and the help with cooking, lugging, toting, calling, e-mailing, etc., to help make this year the best one ever! See You There....Drive Safely
Hosted this year by: Dan Sill Marjorie Chaddock Virginia

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Good-Bye to Vera

Vera Eileen (Sill) Perkins, aged 90 years and 2 days, entered the land of peace and rest of her Heavenly Father on July 13, 2009, surrounded by her family after a long illness. Vera was the eldest child of seven children, born to Dewey H. and Ethel (Hayes) Sill in rural Jasper County at East Hollow (Bell Center), Mo., on July 11, 1919.Her dad and our dad were brothers, making us first cousins. We missed Vera attending our family reunions and her phrase"cousins by the dozens".
I remember her saying when she was born she was so small they didn't think she would live. But her folks make an incubator by heating up iron skillets and towells and laying her in between them. You will be sadly missed Vera,but know you are making those good cookies in heaven.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Vera Perkins 90th birthday!

Had a nice visit with Vera Perkins. She is our cousin by the dozen! Dad and Mom were her uncle and aunt. She was 90 years old today. Looks good, struggles with her talking due to the stroke but still has those bright loving eyes! They had cupcakes, pretty flowers, and drinks to celebrate. Lots of cards! Met lots of people that looked like a Sill that I didn't know! Saw David and Joyce there and Jim and Virginia were there earlier in the day. I know Vera won't see this but I know she will have a good birthday! We all love ya Vera!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th of July everybody! From the Greens. Love ya and God Bless!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hey guys, practicing my html. But I tell ya. This vitamix is a good buy! I have the older one and can't wait to get this one! Marj I can't put it over on the side like you have been your stuff. I think it has something to do with you are the administrator on this site and I'm not. lol.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bayne at Joe's graduation. Don't think he liked the tie!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Too Many Nuts!

Are you trying to say some of us are nuts?!? Lol

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Famlies are like fudge-mostly sweet with a few


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We Can Do It

Monday, May 18, 2009

Creating a Family Cookbook

Creating a Family Cookbook
A wonderful gift for family and friends, a family recipe book is a wonderful way to combine favorite family dishes with memories of treasured family moments and members. But how to turn those family culinary favorites into an actual family cookbook?

Most families have favorite recipes that evokes memories of family get-together or of a special family member. These recipes have been handed down through generations. Some recipes are just on scraps of paper, index cards that may have be shoved into cookbooks, or drawers.

A family recipe book is a collection of timeless recipes that grandma, friend, aunt, mother, or dad may have given us. How do we turn these precious recipes and memories into a family cookbook?

First we need to collect these timeless treasures by sending out a letter to the family members and friends, asking everyone to send back at least one recipe or more. It would be great if they could add a story or and or photo and date to go with the recipe.

To cut down on the workload of creating and formatting, we will send out a fill-in-the-blank recipe form so they will not leave out any ingredients or special instructions like cooking temperature. The form will have a place to write why this recipe was chosen or add any family memory.

The Recipe Form

Name of the recipe
Name of the person who originated the recipe (if different from the submitter)
Name of the person contributing the recipe
The history of the recipe (Where did it come from and why is it special?)
Ingredients and quantities needed, in the order in which they appear in the directions
Cooking directions
Prep time and cooking time
The number of people the recipe serves
Any special cooking tips or advice

The best way to get these recipes are by email, this way you can cut and paste the recipes in the final document. Most everyone has a computer or they may mail the recipes.

The photos can be scanned or emailed from the computer. Also a photo sharing site would make it easier for all to upload their photos.

Set a deadline for at least a few weeks to gather their recipes, but not so far out in the future that they forget about it. Send a short reminder postcard or email a week or two before the final deadline.

You may want to sell the cookbooks to help with the costs. You could offer free copies to those that sent recipes, stories and or photos.

Organizing the Recipes

Some suggestions:by holiday - , Family reunion, 4Th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas
by individuals - grandparents, cousins, etc. by family - by family unit (Mom, Dad & kids) or branch of the family tree (Grandma, Grandpa and all of their descendants)

Assembling Your Recipe Collection into a cookbook

After you have collected and organized the recipes and stories, now is the time to sit down and design the cookbook. The theme can be an old family photo of a distant ancestor,something which reflects your family, a photo from a recent family reunion, or something that celebrates your family's country of origin or ethnic heritage.
There are two major options: you can either photocopy the original submitted forms (transcribing the ones sent by email) or you can type everything into the computer for a more consistent format.
To make your cookbook easy to read, create both a Table of Contents and an index.
Stick to simple fonts like Times Roman or Aerial that are easy to read if you decide to use you own computer. Decorative fonts can be used for chapters and recipe titles. The photos and stories should be put in places throughout the cookbook, where they enhance the recipes without obscuring them (on adjoining pages, for example).

Publishing Your Family Cookbook

If only a few copies are to be made you may be able to print and assemble the cookbook at home yourself. Folders or three ring binders make good covers so more recipes can be added later. Plastic sleeves could be added to keep the recipes free from spills.

If there are numerous copies to be made you may want your local copy shop to do the job. The various options include glued bindings, or spiral bindings, plus there are different paper types, etc. The cost will depend on the estimated copies required.
Tips for adding family history into your cookbook

Family heirlooms that relate to cooking can be copied or scanned as background behind a few of the recipes. This could be poems, awards, newspaper clippings,a hand written copy of great grandmother's or great aunt's recipe or table liens.

The introduction to the cookbook should included the date and share the details of its creation and how the family members responded to this project.
What a great way to bring families together and have a great collection of memories that last a lifetime.

Have Fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ok. I haven't quite figured this out yet so I might have this message twice! lol! I'm reading etc. Virginia doesn't have her internet yet from the storm. Check out my blog over at short Bible lessons. I have two more postings. Hope to have more time in the future weeks to work on this and others. Hi everyone and God Bless!

Anyone Reading this Blog?

Hi everyone. I have been blogging, squidooing.

Is anyone reading, blogging or doing anything else? We are planning the reunion for September 6 2009. The time and date will be added later. Virginia, Dan and me Margie are hosting this year.

I hope this blog is being sent to everyone as to be able to keep up with this growing family.

As you may have read we have another addition to the family that was added in a comment post. Jennifer Marylina granddaughter had her baby boy named Bayne on April 9, 2009, 7 lbs. 5 oz.

Please leave comments and news of the your family here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


My Blogs
Ok. Guys busy two weeks for Green family! Joe Mock is graduating from Victory Road Christian Academy this week on May 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. and Travis Green is graduating from Carl Junction School on May 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. Makayla Wagner is graduating out of kindergarten at Victory Road Christian Academy at 7 p.m. Jennifer had her baby boy named Bayne on April 9, 2009, 7 lbs. 5 oz. OOPS! 8 lbs. 4 oz. Sorry Jen!

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Creating A Recipe Family Cookbook

Creating A Recipe Family Cookbook

by biggso

Do you want that special something for the next family reunion? Try a family cookbook, involve the entire family and collect the recipes they each like the best. This is a great way to get your aunts recipe for apple pie. If the family reunion is to be a pot luck, have them bring a recipe card for the dish they will be providing. This method has several advantages. A picture of the person can be added to the recipe when the book is compiled. But how do you turn those family culinary favorites into an actual family cookbook.

Making a family cookbook can be a very unique way not only to share recipes that have been in your family for years but to share special memories as well. Compiling a cookbook is a fun and very rewarding task. A family cookbook is more than just collecting recipes everyone loves. Computers are great for this project and using a regular notebook allows people to add to the recipe book at a later date. You can even email the book to those who have a computer and are online to help save on postage.

In addition this can be used as a great memory for the family reunion and a way to get pictures to all of the family members who forgot to bring their cameras. Just add photos to the book and it will bring funny and happy memories for years to come. If there is a problem of the cost of materials, have each member who wants one donate a small fee to cover the costs of the paper, ink, notebooks and postage. I do not know how many times I have gone to a pot luck and spent lots of time asking for the recipes.

I have never been to where I did not find several dishes i really liked and wanted to make for my family later. If you would rather have the recipe book on hand at the reunion, just request in advance. Moreover, most families have many such recipes handed down through generations, taught to children or squirreled away on index cards or scraps of paper. Set a deadline that allows family members at least a few weeks to gather together their recipes but not so far out in the future that they forget about the project all together. Many people use recipes out of books and off packages for their own cookbooks.

Another example would be someone or a group who has some unique recipes and just wants to put them together in a cookbook. Everyone in the family can contribute recipes for inclusion. In many instances, a basic recipe is given and then numerous variations are suggested. Most of the recipes are relatively easy to make and not only tell you how to take the dish up a notch with embellishments but what to do if your vegetarian is also a picky eater.

A family cookbook is one way to preserve the past in a personalized collection of recipes. In the past, most people relied on word of mouth to keep the family recipes and memories alive but with time these details can fade. Whatever means you use, this is a great moment of a special day for your family, enjoy it and remember to send one to the family members who could not be there for whatever reason. Indeed, family cookbooks are a gift of the past and also for the future.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Apple Fluff

Apple Fluff

A sweet crunchy dessert that taste a lot like caramel apples! This is a favorite bedtime snack!
10 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


1 pkg Jello-o sugar free fat free instant Butterscotch pudding
1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple in 100 % pineapple juice
1 tub of Coolwhip Lite
2 medium Granny Smith apples
2 medium red apples (preferably Honey Crisp or Fuji)


Mix the pudding and pineapple with juice in a large seal-able container. Chop the apples into bite size pieces and add to the mixture. Fold in the Coolwhip. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled through.

Number of Servings: 8

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Apple Fluff

Apple Fluff

A sweet crunchy dessert that taste a lot like caramel apples! This is a favorite bedtime snack!
10 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


1 pkg Jello-o sugar free fat free instant Butterscotch pudding
1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple in 100 % pineapple juice
1 tub of Cool whip Lite
2 medium Granny Smith apples
2 medium red apples (preferably Honey Crisp or Fuji)


Mix the pudding and pineapple with juice in a large seal-able container. Chop the apples into bite size pieces and add to the mixture. Fold in the Coolwhip. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled through.

Number of Servings: 8

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Family Reunion

A family reunion takes place on a specified day each year for the purpose of keeping an extended family closer together.

This blog is for our family to keep in touch and know what is happening in the lives of each and everyone.