Speakout 12/08

Sunday, December 8, 2002

I have the recipe for Coconut Haystacks. Here it is:

3/4 cup evaporated milk; 3/4 cup brown sugar; 1/3 cup dark syrup; 2 tsp. butter; 1 tsp. vanilla; 3 cups coconut. Mix milk, sugar, syrup and butter together. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. After sugar is dissolved, bring to a boiling point, stirring to 236 degree or until candy forms in cold water to a soft ball. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and coconut. Mix well. Shape by hand into 1/2-inch high haystacks. Place on wax paper and cool.

It is hard for me to believe that Sen. Christopher Bond actually wrote the article that was in the paper over his signature. It surely was written by someone in Washington, D.C., by someone who works in his office because it says that downtown St. Louis was in a once-natural floodplain. Downtown St. Louis is up in a bluff and not in a floodplain at all. Surely Christopher Bond knows that.

To the person in Morehouse who suggested a pecan festival. What are you? Nuts?

In the Dec. 3 paper, "A fun idea," about the Cotton Carnival and Dogwood-Azalea Festival and where someone said Morehouse has a lot of pecans so we should have a "Pecan Festival." I think that's a nutty idea.

I would like to comment about the idea someone had about bringing a pecan festival to Morehouse. I live in Morehouse. How about a "messes festival?"

I am just calling to give Morehouse some credit. People always talk bad about Morehouse, but in the past few months, we've had a new chief of police and it has been great. He has done a wonderful job. For the first time in years, I actually see a policeman patrolling the streets; not just the good neighborhoods, but also the bad. Hat's off to the Morehouse chief of police.

I want to talk about dedication. The Morehouse chief of police, the police car wouldn't go around good in the ice and the chief of police used his own 4-wheel-drive vehicle to get around in.