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Good Afternoon from the Comanche County Historical Museum.

It is another hot day here in Comanche, but hey, what can we expect? This is July after all!

I wanted to make a note for everyone to understand about my new program with KCOM. This is Radio station KCOM 1550 AM on your radio dial, and also 100.1 FM. My dear friends at KCOM, PEGGY VINEYARD AND TROY STARK AND OTHERS have invited me to meet with them and tape some COMANCHE COUNTY History. I go every Friday at noon, and they tape a program of my history thoughts. They will air this program about 12:00 noon or a few minutes thereafter on Sunday afternoon.

I am trying to start this with the creation of our County, and Jesse Mercer and family and F.M. Collier and family came in wagons pulled by oxen, from GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, just west of Austin.

It took these pioneer families four months and 2 days to travel this distance. I am trying to do kind of a history TIMELINE; for instance, I have taped the killing of school teacher ANN WHITNEY, who was killed by Indians, I believe in 1867, just over the county line in Hamilton County. And I will continue with other stories each week.

I thank KCOM for their many courtesies to the Museum.

One other thing, if you are a collector of THE MUSEUM COOKBOOK, I want to tell you a little story about a LEMON PIE RECIPE. This is on page 62.

When I write down a recipe, I usually have a story to go with it. And on page 62 is a recipe titled “Eva Jones’ Lemon Chess Pie”. Mrs. Jones was my mother-in-law. The story of this recipe is this: She was a diabetic and didn’t cook a lot of sweets. Mr. Cliff Jones, my dear father-in-law, loved this pie and she gave me the recipe after Darrell and I married.

Darrell and I lived in McCamey in the west Texas oil patch. Every time we came home to Comanche, I baked several of these pies for Mr. Jones. And He loved them.

Hey! I will reprint this recipe today.

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

¼ cup evaporated milk

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 Tablespoon butter, melted

1/2 lemon, juice and grated rind (the zest)

An unbaked pie shell

Beat eggs just until mixed. Add sugar, evaporated milk, salt, butter and lemon juice.

Put in an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees until it sets.

MISSY COX JONES

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