Wednesday, September 29, 2010


My camera card is full.
Our lives are full.
It is time to upload/download a few experiences.

My Grandpa and Grandma Rupp had a full quiver of ten children.
Two of those children survive, Uncle Andy and Aunt Vera.

I like the photo below of the youngest seven children, I selected my mother with a black oval and my Aunt Vera with a blue oval. She is and has always been pretty.

I also like this photo of my mother and her sisters and two of her sisters-in-law. Aunt Vera is in the light colored sweater, second from the right.

Sisters Lou and Donna and I visited our delightful Aunt Vera.

She gifted us with knitted dish cloths and a simple and yummy zucchini custard pie and lots of happy conversation.

Aunt Vera’s Zucchini Pie
1 cup--cooked zucchini, drain and packed into the cup (peel it before cooking)
1 cup sugar, scant (I use 3/4 cup)
1 cup evaporated milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp oleo or butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all of the above in a blender. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
Sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on top.
Bake 10 minutes @ 425.
Reduce to 350 and bake until set.
(I think it takes about 30-40 minutes)

We returned home physically full and full of joy, as we recounted the blessings of our heritage.