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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:29 PM

Went to visit an old friend recently

When I got there she was gone. Disappeared. Vanished. At first I thought I was having a massive 'senior moment'. Then I started wondering if I was in the right place. How could she just vanish?



She had caught fire and was a total loss. All that remains now is a lot filled with weeds.

It caused me to consider one of the gifts that photography gives us. A brief memory of something/someone that is no longer with us. Thankfully I have a few pics of her and the recipe for her famous Coconut Walnut Bread (ya' gotta' try this)

Coconut Walnut Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup buttermilk
cup flaked coconut
2 large eggs
1 teaspoons coconut flavor/extract (such as Stirling Hawaiian Coconut gourmet syrup)
cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray bottom of loaf pan with non-stick pan coating.
Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and baking soda) in large mixing bowl.
All oil, buttermilk, coconut, eggs, coconut flavor and walnuts to flour mixture. Mix with electric mixer just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done (toothpick, inserted in the center of loaf, comes out clean) DO NOT open oven door during the baking process (to avoid causing the bread to sink in the center).

Let cool in pan that has been placed on a wire rack. When cool, run a table knife around pan edges and remove bread. Wrap and store in refrigerator or freezer for up to 2 months. Do not cut until chilled and firm.

After slicing, lightly butter the bread and grill on both sides.


Goodbye old friend. I'm going to miss you.

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handmade34 Jun 2013 #3
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #4
liberal N proud Jun 2013 #5
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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 11:33 PM

1. Where is this?

I love these old homes. That one was particularly fine.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:30 AM

2. Abilene, Kansas

Wonderful little town.

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Response to postatomic (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 08:01 AM

3. nice house

could swear I've seen it but never worked in Abilene, KS... did some work in Hiawatha though

memories are wonderful things sometimes

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:54 PM

4. Great house!

Thanks!

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Response to postatomic (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:36 PM

5. She was an iconic structure

shame to see her go.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:21 AM

6. How sad.

I lived in St. Joseph, MO for 6 years and used to go to Atchison occasionally.
There were some great Victorians in the area.

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