Letters To Louisiana

September 2005 - After the hurricane, as flood waters recede, many New Orleans residents are going home. Yet many others remain in shelters where they are cared for by hundreds of volunteers including one Klamath River Valley resident, a representative of the Angelic Healing Center.

According to this person, our letters can help cheer and comfort those left homeless by the storm. We're invited to send letters to:
A Family
A Man
A Woman
A Child
A Boy
A Girl
etc. . . . or ANYONE!

The address:
Lake Charles American Red Cross
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lake Shore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Rev. Pete Winslow of the Angelic Healing Center tells us, "They need to be reminded that they are courageous. They are prayed for and thought about. That there are thousands of other people in the world who have endured tragedy and are living again." He said they need to hear from other people who can relate to what they are going through.

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
By Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Nancy Stevens

With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend.

BEN & JERRY'S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM & DESSERT BOOK tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their "graduation" from a $5.00 ice-cream-making correspondence course to their first ice-cream shop in a renovated gas station.

But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk. Oreo Mint. In addition to Ben & Jerry's 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods. The 90-plus authentic recipes are spiced with Lyn Severance's bright, quirky, full-color illustrations. Over 383,000 copies in print.

Two energetic, enterprising young women from the East Coast, sent to the remote Klamath River Valley to live with the Karuks, produced this fascinating record of life in our valley in 1908-09.

Stella Patterson, a city lady at age 80, told by her doctor she had "young legs" vowed to spend one full year on her remote mountain mining claim.

A reviewer on Amazon wrote: "I first purchased this book while on a vacation trip exactly 14 years ago (1989); since then I've tried to read it at least once a year. I laugh my way through the book, and the author's courage & zest for life continues to inspire me! I only hope I am able to always view life with the same gusto & joy she had, trials & tribulations notwithstanding. She was quite a remarkable woman."

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