The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 23, 1992 Page: 3 of 28
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'Ms. Katy' celebrates her 100th birthday
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December 23 marks the 100th
birthday of . beloved and colorful
local reeldent. Katherine CaUge
Burris Nichols Spencer will oele-
brate the event with her family
and the bestowed title of great-
Mrs. Spencer, “Katy”, aa her
frienda know her la a resident of
Aransas Pass Nursing Home
where she has only resided for the
past five months. Ms. Katy is a
living example of American his-
tory from the late 19th century.
She is still quick with wit and a
story for any oooasion.
Ms. Katy is “full of tales”, many
amusing and others as realistic
and raw as the frontier in which
she grew up. She recalls growing
up on a ranch just west of Ken-
nedy, as the middle child of five
brothers and sisters.
“Life was tought, simple, but
we kids Just did not know any
i it. I just
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better.” She stated, “I ooulfl ride
fence, hunt, and drive cattle just
as well as any of my brothers by
die time 1 was eight, but I could
never let my pa see me unless 1
was riding sidesaddle, in those
days that was a scandal.”
Ms. Katy’s father and brothers
rarely left the house togo far with-
out their guns. “Times were diffe-
rent then,” she said, “there was
no law nearby, you protected
Ms. Katy remembered her
Christmas as a child as vividly as
if they were yesterday. “Grandpa
would always put on his Con-
federate uniform every Christ-
mas Eve and us kids would jst beg
to touch his sword. After dark, us
kids would hang black stockings
on the chimeny and wait for St.
Nick. Every year 1 always wanted
the same thing, a pretty doll. On
Christmas morning each child
•ouid receive one gift, along with
a stocking of oranges, apples,
cookies, taffy, and a few nuts.
And we’re not throwing in the towel yet!
More than 12,000 of your
San Patricio County neighbors
are counting on all of as to come through!
1 for my
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“On Christmas Even, after all
of us kids had been put to bed we
wouild open the upetairs win-
dows and hope to see Santa fly
across the sky. I have a great im-
agination and I would always see
him ss plain as day.
“Downstairs, grandpa and my
uncles would be telling war stor-
ies (Civil War) about the blue bel-
lies. Why I was practically 20
years ole when 1 realised that
‘blue bellies’ did not actually have
big ole blue bellies.”
Ms. Katy remembers seeing her
first car when she was in her late
teens. “It was a Model T Ford with
a crank that would break your
arm if you did not move fast
Ms. Katy will be celebrating her
100th with the best wishes of her
family who looks forward to hear-
ing more of her adventures.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stobermann
of Aransas Pass and Stephen A.
Reynolds of Norman, Oklahoma
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Andrea Dea
Reynolds, to William J. Gaskins,
son of Claudie T. Gaskins of Big
Sandy, Tenn. and the late Laura
Gaskins. Miss Reynolds is a
senior at Aransas Pass High
School. Gaskins is a 1990
graduate of Ingleside High
School and is a Petty Officer with
theU.S. Navy, stationed at NAS
Corpus Christi. A June 1993
wedding is planned.
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Tis the season...
Time to share those favorite recipes. I had
a request for two recipes that I would like to
share with you. One is the Spinach Madeline
that I served recently and plan to serve on
Christmas Day and the other is an old time
favorite, Easy Garlic Rolls.
2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen spinach (chopped)
1 Tbl. flour 4 Tbl. butter 2Tbl. onion
1/2 c. evaporated milk (chopped)
1/2 cup liquid from cooked spinach
1/2 tsp. black pepper 3/4 tsp. celery salt
3/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. salt
1 6oz. roll Jalapeno cheese 1 tsp. Worcester-
cayenne pepper to taste shire sauce
Cook spinach, drain and reserve liquid# Melt
butter in a pan over low heat. Add flour, stirring
until smooth. Add onion and cook until soft.
Add liquid slowly and stir constantly. Cook until
smooth and thick. Add seasonings and cheese
and stir until melted. Add the spinach. Put into a
casserole and top with buttered bread crumbs.
May be madeihe day before and refrigerated or
may be frozen.
Easy Garlic Rolls
1 (l-lb.) loaf frozen commercial bread dough, thawed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp. garlic salt 1 tbl. chopped
Divide dough into 20 portions; shape into balls. Combine
remaining ingredients; stir well. Dip balls into mixture,
place in a lightly greased 9" round cajcepan. Coy$r and jet
rise in a warm place (85*), free from drafts, 1 hour or
until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350* for 25 to 30 minutes.
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Cole, Mary. The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 23, 1992, newspaper, December 23, 1992; Aransas Pass, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1135389/m1/3/?q=GRANITE%20SHOALS: accessed February 18, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.