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..Sullivan County New York..

..well I have replaced the postcards I lost..hope you enjoy these..I love looking at them..I still have some my daughter was supposed to scan..still can not figure out how to do it on this copier..The ones I have are mainly from White Lake and the ones that say Greetings From White Lake etc and some from my Grandfather Brucher to my grandmother..I also own an old book of black and white ones and have bought several..if I can just figure how to scan..


This test really can’t be cheated on… either you know it or you don’t. Natives typically score around 20+.

1) How many Vienna Sausages are in a can?

2) What was the number and color of Richard Petty’s cars?

3) Bill Dance is good at what?

4) What university does Bill Dance root for?

5) Where did Herschel Walker play (college) football?

6) After boiling peanuts for an hour you have what?

7) In cubic inches, how big is the smallest 1966 GM small-block V8?

8) A Cajun is likely to speak what furrin’ language?

9) What is a chigger?

10) What color is liver pudding??

11) Where is “The Redneck Riviera”?

12) What’s that fuzzy stuff hanging off the oak trees?

13) What follows logically? Johnson, Mercury,_________.

14) What’s the common name for a bowfin?

15) If you mated a heifer and a steer, what would you get?

16) Who sang “Your Cheatin’ Heart”?

17) What are grits made out of?

18) Who was nicknamed “The Bear”?

19) Why is the Blue Ridge blue?

20) What did The Baldwin Sisters make?

21) Who was Andy Taylor’s love interest?

22) What are the radio station call letters that carries “The Grand Ol’ Opry”?

23) Where would you find Vidalia County?

24) What sport requires 3 legs and a rope?

25) What instrument did Bill Monroe play? (typically)

26) How many strings on a banjo? (two possible answers)

27) What color are waterbugs?

28) What is a scuppernong?

29) Do you want the goats to get into the kudzu?

30) Why do you want to eat “high on the hog”?

31) What color is a John Deere?

32) What do you call the offspring of a mule?

33) What will you harvest when you plant “shade”?

34) Who sang the theme song on the Dukes of Hazzard?


36 When you argue with a FOOL WHAT IS HE DOING?

37)..what color are collard greens..??..

















1) 7

2) 43, red and blue

3) Fishin’

4) University of Tennessee

5) University of Georgia

6) Boiled peanuts

7) 283

8) French

9) A redbug (small parasite)

10) gray??

11) Panama City, FL

12) Spanish moss

13) Evinrude

14) Mudfish

15) Nothing. A steer has been castrated.

16) Hank Williams

17) Corn

18) Paul Bryant

19) Because of pollen

20) “The Recipe”

21) Helen

22) WSM

23) Georgia

24) Calf roping

25) Mandolin

26) 5


28) A wild grape

29) Yes

30) Because that’s where the better cuts of meat are. Rich folks live high on the hog.

31) Green

32) Another trick animal husbandry question. Mules are generally sterile.

33) Tobacco

34) Waylon Jennings




..if you got number 37 wrong minus 7 points..

10 questions right..not so good..

20 answers right..pretty good..

over 25 questions right..YAAA

..Aunt Mables Corn Casserole….

I understand this is a popular dish, one everyone wants the recipe for, when I was up home that was exactly what happened, everyone wanted the recipe, she is asked to bring this. Now, someone who did not want to pass it on declared it a secret family recipe!

1–can whole kernel corn
1-can cream style corn
1-cup sour cream
1–stick butter
2–beaten eggs
1–small box corn muffin mix

Mix all ingredients together, bake 1 hour at 250 in glass casserole dish. This is great for buffets, church suppers, etc. Double or triple for big crowds. Remember to double or triple your baking dish too!!



..Professional Redneck Athletes are needed for the “Backwoods Redneck Olympics” which will be held in Crager’s Park on Sunday February 19….athletes must be at least sixteen years of age in order to participate.. ..Twenty thousand-five “athletes” are expected to compete..while 25 to 30 spectators are expected..Olympians will be awarded Mason-jar lid medallions ….The Olympic events start at 3pm and are as follows:

..ridin de tire..

..forget the when you get these things going ya can never stop..the surrounding countries are warned to be looking for these contestants to be flying by..

..Redneck Tractor Pull

..this oughtta be a lotta fun out in de snow..

..In our neck of the woods..the tractor is pulled by the redneck!..There will be in competition to see who can pull the tractor the furthest distance in the shortest time. Do not try this one at home folks!..

..we sure hope there is enough ice to make this a real interesting..butt-busting contest..

..Wheel Barrel Race..

..Each redneck will be driving a wheel barrel filled with three fifty pound sacks of potatoes..the object is to drive the wheel barrel through the obstacle course without spilling the order to maintain the true look of a redneck, each driver will be provided with a beautiful straw hat which must be worn with a smile..


Redneck Horseshoes..

Real rednecks don’t use horseshoes! They use toilet seats! Do you think you can throw a ringer? This one is going to be a real hoot!..

.. Grapefruiit Seed Spitting Contest ..

..Now how could an Olympics be complete without this event? Each redneck athlete will be asked to “bob” for a grapefruit from a toilet bowl! Don’t worry – the toilet will be a never used model! The athlete will then spit the seeds through a hoop and into a drum to be counted. Style is everything in this event..

..Log Rolling Contest..

..This contest is no hands on! One way or another..but without using their hands..the redneck athletes competing in this contest need to roll their log across the frozen river and into a small opening at the finish line..

Corn Shucking Contest

This is a timed event. Each Redneck Athlete will be given 3 dried ears of corn..The first athlete to shuck the kernels off of all three ears just might be a Redneck Olympic winner..

Rock Skipping Contest

..To be held on the pond inside the park. Redneck rocks will be provided. Two tries per athlete.

..Hillbilly Pumpkin Toss..

..they may be a bit mushy by now..but bring em on..this one should be self explanatory folks! Start practicing at home..

..redneks on vacation..

A fellow walks into a bar very down on himself. As he walks up to the bar the bartender asks, “what’s the matter?”

The fellow replies, “well I’ve got these two horses (sniff,sniff), and well… I can’t tell them apart. I don’t know if I’m mixing up riding times or even feeding them the right foods.”

The bartender, feeling sorry for the guy, tries to think of somthing he can do. “Why don’t you try shaving the tail of one of the horses?”

The man stops crying and says, “that sounds like a good idea, I think I’ll try it.” A few months later he comes back to the bar in worse condition than he was before. “What’s the matter now?” the bartender asks.

The fellow, in no condition to be in public, answers, “I shaved the tail of one of the horses (sob, sob), but it grew back and I can’t tell them apart again!” The bartender, now just wanting him to shut up or leave says, “why don’t you try shaving the mane, maybe that will not grow back.”

The fellow stops crying, has a few drinks, and leaves. A few months later the fellow is back in the bar. The bartender has never seen anybody in this sorry of a state. Without the bartender even asking the fellow breaks into his problems. “I.. I shaved the (sob) mane of one of the (sniff) horses, and… it… it… grew back!”

The bartenter, now furious at the guy’s general stupidity, yells, “for crying out loud, just measure the stupid horses. Perhaps one is slightly taller that the other one!” The fellow can not believe what the bartender has said and storms out of the bar.

The next day the fellow comes running back into the bar as if he had just won the lottery. “It worked, it worked!” he exclaims. “I measured the horses and the black one is two inches taller than the white one!”

…Mom’s Rice Pudding…

since I was a child my mother has made this for me, I never cared for the taste of eggs in mine. Mom still makes it when I go home, the last time she made two or three batches. It is so good. I eat no other.

1/2 –cup non processed rice–cooked–mom does not drain hers, but cooks liquid off
1/2–cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2tsp nutmeg
2– quarts milk

Mix rice, sugar, salt, nutmeg in glass baking dish, add milk. Bake 2 1/2 hours, add raisins, bake 1/2 hour longer till browned on top. I like mine cold, cold, cold.

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…Mom’s Chicken Wing Spaghetti Sauce

1–or 2–32oz cans Hunts tomatoes–blended
1–small 8oz can tomato paste
dash of sugar, garlic powder, oregano leaves, parsley
chicken wings..1 is enough..3-4 may be used
Fry wings in small amount of oil, do not over fry, combine other ingredients in large pot. Add 1/4tsp oil, wings. Make and fry meatballs, add to mixture. Add sausage if desired. Cook 1-1-1/2 hours

Meatballs–1-1/2lbs hamburger, dash garlic salt, pepper, oregano, 1-egg, Italian bread crumbs as needed. You do not want it too dry.


newest Genealogy

This my newest Genealogy Page .. you will find 36 SURNAMES and much more on my sitemap..

..thanks Marjorie Smith Ward..

..Do this Today..

..What is the one thing you really look for concerning genealogy if you are like me..??..PICTURES..and it seems I really do not find many..start today with yourself..your children..make sure names are given and clear to read..I find pictures that simply say Grandma..Grandma who..??..

..and think of may say Grandma Brucher..which Grandma Brucher..??..put an initial at least or better yet take time to write the names could get a binder and just put pictures in it…recently I took some old pictures and copied them on photography paper..they really came out can scan pictures to take out poor quality areas too.. hubby and I wil l be married 40 years next year..I am gathering pictures..recently while at my moms I found some proofs from our wedding pictures..thankfully the one of the picture I liked best was there..I have found 21 pictures so far..

**I keep finding them**..then by a bit of luck I came across some wedding albums..I bought a album for 8x10s and one for 4x6s. I can make copies to put in the album..of me and my hubby and then have a through the years section..then add in pictures from our party..



….**..**..**Reunions has a really great special of $9.99 for a year. There are some real good ideas in this magazine..**I recieve no compensation from them**

Tired of the same ole reunion? This magazine has lots of ides for all sorts of reunions. Perhaps you can plan a big reunion a few years down the road and go somewhere none of you have been before. Go at Thanksgiving or perhaps Christmas. Just go off-season even. I know you can go to Myrtle Beach for next to nothing in the off season and many places do this.



I want to mention something here. Please take time to sign Guest Books. Many have put a lot of time into their genealogy pages. I try to answer everyone who e-mails me or signs my books..

Take a gamble once in a while…think about much do you spend on genealogy?..I bought a big expensive cemetery listing book from my home county .. I wrote letters offering to do look-ups for $20. Only one person took me up on this. She got more than her $20 worth. I immediately found a few cemeteries she was looking for and luckily found some of her people. I was getting a local paper that had a Looking Back column. By luck I found some for this person and later found more and sent it to her. You just never know.

..Life Magazine Covers..

Here is something just sent to me. Life covers. Some years back I bought two old issues. One for the week after I was born and one for my daughter for when she was born. Now though I have a picture of the cover from the actual week I was brought into this world…LIFE..

I had printed my cover out on our old computer and it did not come out good, on our new printer it came out great.

..My Sitemap..

Here is my new sitemap with 36 yours one..??..

Things you can do today to start your genealogy.

Sit down right now and write down what you know. Make sure it is written clearly so others can understand. Pencil is fine.
Buy a notebook and some super heavyweight sheet protectors.
Pick up brocures etc for your notebook…I picked up ones for all the local places we visited with our children..a local apartment listing or real estate booklet are good..local TV listings..This can include apartment rental books..area guidebooks..maps..Add your children..grandchildren draw..

..Census Information.. many times in regards to census information I hear from someone..that can not be right..the age is wrong..the ages are different..etc so on..the name is spelled wrong..that is not the way he or she spelled his or her name..that can not be have to keep an open mind concerning census is not is merely what one person tells one verifies information..

..there is room for error..someone heard wrong..forgot our line one family had 16 children..

and think of years back many families lived together..and one person may answer the information one time..another person at another time..though now married 38 years my hubby still wants to change the date..

..and I too want to make it the 20th not the actual date of the 24th..I think he has confused me..!!..we found our Mattison line spelled 3 different ways..back then you could probably change the spelling at will..perhaps one line of the family was mad at another line..perhaps they just did this so people knew who was who..someone may have disliked their given they changed it..

Just like mom says they had no middle names..they chose their own..gradually that is how things are sent to her..though mom now says she does not like the name she took..

An explanation about some census problems. Recently I found the Brucher family listed on a census reading as Bluchi.

How does this happen. Very easily. This is not a common name. The name is spelled the same but even pronounced differently. Some pronounce it Brew cher..

Others pronounce it Brooker. I found many other names spelled wrong. I only knew as I lived in the area and was familiar with the names. You may say well then why not change it. If this did happen perhaps 1/3 of the names might have to be changed.


Recently I bought this postcard of Smallwood. This shows the pumphouse which I think was later is on the left..then the big store..the post office was on one end at one time..the smaller store to the right was operated by Mr Sabini for a while. I am told all of these buildings are now gone.

Flag Day

..Flag Day..

..The Flag..



..enchanted learning..

..His Name Is On The Walll..

..Appleton is where my husband was for 1 1/2 years….Appleton..

..National Flag Day.. world..