Christmas Corner

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
- Gladys Tabor



Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
- Larry Wilde



What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro



Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 lb. pecans, chopped
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 container mixed fruit
3 eggs, beaten

Directions:

Step 1:
Cream butter, gradually beating in sugar.

Step 2:
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

Step 3:
Sift flour with soda and spices. Add to butter/sugar/egg mixture.

Step 4:
Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. These do not spread much when baking, so you can place them close to each other.

Step 5:
Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes.

Note: Makes approximately 100 cookies - they freeze very well.