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    SOLVED! Glamorous Family From Bygone Era Found!

    This mysterious family of a pleasant, bygone era briefly captivated the world when their photo slides were found in a Goodwill Store. Someone cared enough to take these photos documenting their lives, however nobody was looking for them. A bit sad, but perhaps remaining family members didn’t know they existed. Even so, the mystery is now solved and the photo slides are on their way home to Kansas. Unfortunately, we won’t know any further details as the family has decided to stay private. And doesn’t that classy approach fit perfectly with the images in those long lost slides? Sometimes, a mystery is more enjoyable when it stays that way. Read…

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    Burnt Sugar Cake

    Most southerner’s grew up eating Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house. To us, food is the center of social occasions and should be prepared to satisfy the taste buds, give comfort and to make the most of what’s available.  This burnt sugar cake originates from the colonial days and was a favorite dessert used to bring those old-time Sunday dinners to a close. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup boiling water 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup butter softened 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 all-purpose flour 3 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Heat 1/2 cup of the sugar in heavy 8-inch skillet, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and…

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    Iron Skillet Cornbread Dressing

    WARNING: This is real southern comfort cooking. You may gain a pound or two. Most Southerner’s prefer cornbread dressing to stuffing any day of the week. Here is a simple recipe used in many southern kitchens. Baking in iron skillet will give it a slightly crunchy bottom and top, and a very moist center, making it perfect to eat plain or doused with turkey gravy.       Combine the following together in a large bowl. No mixer required, just a big spoon. 8 cups of crumbled cornbread (day old is best) 2 cups of crumbled biscuits (not canned!) 2 cans of cream of chicken soup 2 eggs 1 cup…

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    Lena Baker: The First and Only Woman Killed in Georgia’s Electric Chair

    Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be executed in Georgia’s electric chair. She was executed in 1945, after she was convicted of murdering a man who had imprisoned her. At the time of Baker’s execution, the Georgia prison system was under scrutiny for reform. In August 2005 Baker was pardoned posthumously by the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. The board acknowledged that the 1945 decision to deny Lena Baker clemency was “a grievous error” and that she could have been charged with the lesser crime of voluntary manslaughter, which would have prevented the sentence of capital punishment. What I done, I did in self-defense, or I…

  • Archive,  Georgia,  Interesting People

    FROM THE AJC: A glamorous Goodwill mystery: Who are the strangers in these slides?

    This mystery has been solved! See update here. Updated July 13, 2018 By  Jennifer Brett The lights dimmed and the mystery unfolded, frame after tantalizing frame. The lady of the house dazzles in a strapless evening gown, pink gloves and glittery choker. There’s a champagne coupe in her right hand — Veuve Cliquot, it appears from the label behind her — and a mink stole drapes over her left arm. Where did she go that night? Read more…‘ no