Genell Dellin


Honey Grove Farm, Rock County, Texas
July 19, 1950,
Meredith Kathleen Rawlins

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Psalms 33:5

I’ve often thought that marriage definitely is from God because it’s a miracle that any man and woman can live together for any length of time.

Keep two things in mind, Girls.

One is that you and your husband must always stay friends, no matter what, and the way to do that is to follow Proverbs 17:17, which is “A friend loveth at all times.”

The other is that you both must stay busy. If you marry a farmer or a rancher that just naturally takes care of itself, since you’ll both be working from cain’t see to cain’t see. And that’s not all bad. It makes for partners, in every sense of the word.


Makes 6 1-cup servings, (which probably won’t be enough, so be warned)

4 Cups seeded, chopped watermelon
Make ¾ cup of lemonade concentrate out of lemon juice and sugar,(whatever proportions you usually make your lemonade, depending on however tart you like it)
1 (25 oz) bottle of lemon sparkling water, chilled
6 lemon wedges

Combine chopped watermelon and lemonade concentrate in a blender.After it’s processed smooth, pour into a pitcher. Add lemon sparkling water and stir gently. Serve immediately over crushed ice. Squeeze a lemon wedge into each serving.

Geneva’s Syrup for Popcorn Balls

All right, there’s a good treat for summer. Now, here’s a good one for winter –if it ever cools off enough for us to see cold weather again.

1 cup white or dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
2 quarts popcorn

Boil ingredients without stirring until the mixture spins a thread from a spoon, then pour over popped corn. Butter your hands to make the balls and be careful not to burn your palms. (Or your mouth, if you’re greedy.)