The True Citizen
P.O.Box 948
Waynesboro, GA
(706) 554-2111
Burke RFD

By Bonnie Taylor


Kate Baxley had a double bypass last Wednesday and she is doing well.
We replaced the sliding glass doors at our home with glass inserts similar to those in a Florida room. I was real excited about the improvements and enjoyed the expanded view ... at first. Seems as though the birds like it, too.
They are perching or should I say roosting on the ledge of the windows to look at themselves and creating droppings. Well, if that wasn't good enough, they are roosting on my Suburban and making a dripping purple mess. They roost on the luggage rack, driver's side mirror and the flashing around the hood.
It is awful mess. I love nature, but I had no idea that the windows would draw such a birdie crowd. I'll be glad when they move on!
Our comptroller, Betty Belk, and I discuss cookbooks a lot and we share them back and forth. She came in with a copy of the Skinners Dinners and Other Good Things to Eat by the Skinner Family (Simeon Bell Skinner 1989-1963 and Mattie Less Messex Skinner 1893-1982). The book was published in March 1987. I loved reading it. Not only were the recipes from the every day cooks, but the information included substitutions, conversions factors, common causes of failure in baking, oven temperatures, helpful hints and more, which were interesting and useful. It was also chocked full of family sayings ... “I remember peanuts – will power is the ability to eat one salted peanut.”
“Chicken in the bread tray scratchin’ out dough ... Granny will your dog bit? No, child, no!” “Lord, grant me the strength that I may not fall into the clutches of cholesterol.
At polyunsaturates, I’ll never mutter, for the road to hell is paved with butter, and cake is cursed and cream is awful and satan is hiding in every waffle.
Beelzebub is a chocolate drop and Lucifer is a lollipop.
Teach me the evils of hollandaise, of pasta and gobs of mayonnaise, and crisp fried chicken from the South. Lord, if you love me, shut my mouth!”
“Any housewife, no matter how large her family, can always get some time to be alone by doing the dishes.”
God's Garden The kiss of sun for pardon; the song of the birds for mirth; one is nearer God's heart in a garden, than anyplace else on earth.
Well defined: A cucumber is a vegetable that's always in a pickle.
Congratulations to David and Teresa Hillis on the birth of their first child, a son, Isaac, their little bundle of joy and laughter, born Sept. 20 in Arizona.
He weighed 7 pounds and two ounces and is 19 3/4 inches tall, according to his daddy.
Grandparents are Stan and Jean Hillis of Girard and great-granddaddy is Roy Hillis of Girard.
Don't forget about the farmers’ market in downtown Waynesboro on Saturdays from 7-11 a.m. It's time to get those pumpkins carved!

We are compiling a new list of veterans. We need the names of all veterans, no matter which war they served in. We need their name, branch of service and the years they served. Special pages are planned for Memorial Day either May 22 or 29. Please send names and information to:The True Citizen , P.O. Box 948, Waynesboro, Ga. 30830,
attention: Bonnie Taylor.
Legal Organ of Burke County, Waynesboro, Sardis, Midville, Keysville, and Girard