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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
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Dec/Jan 10/08

Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Deadline set for May 1, 2002

The Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship is open for applicants. Two categories of scholarships are awarded each year. The first category is awarded for the pursuit of achieving an advanced level of accomplishment in the field of performance. The other is a scholarship for enrollment in the International Harp Therapy Program.

The deadline is May 1, 2002 and the first twenty applicants will be given priority acceptance. For additional information, contact Jan Pennington Gray Scholarship Fund, 659 Courtney Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37415-1205.

Thanks to Journal of the Scottish Harp Society of America, Inc.

British Ingredients – ala CA Sue

It has been joked that the UK and America are two peoples separated by a common language. That separation sometimes extends to recipe ingredients. Here is a list of British ingredients and the American equivalents. I have taken these from some of the cookbooks I have and some from just being around my mother-in-law.

  • Single cream – light cream

  • Blaeberries – raspberries

  • Double Cream – whipping cream

  • Bicarbonate of soda – baking soda

  • Lyle’s golden syrup – light Karo syrup

  • Blind pie case – baked pie shell

  • Treacle – molasses

  • Blood heat – lukewarm

  • Castor sugar – super fine granulated sugar

  • Demerara sugar – brown sugar

  • Broad beans – lima beans or fava beans

  • Mixed spice – allspice

  • Cake mixture – cake batter

  • Dark cooking chocolate – Semi-sweet chocolate

  • Digestive biscuits – Graham crackers

  • Case – pie shell

  • Plain Flour – all purpose flour

  • Chili – Chili pepper

  • Strong flour – bread flour

  • Cornflour – cornstarch

  • Sultanas – seedless white or golden raisins

  • Salt beef – corned beef brisket

  • Crisps – Potato chips

  • Tomato puree – Tomato paste

  • Essence – extract

  • Courgettes – zucchini

  • Fats – shortening

  • Aubergines – eggplant

  • Girdle – griddle

  • Haricot beans – navy beans

  • Greaseproof paper – parchment or was paper

  • Swedes – turnips

  • Icing sugar – powdered sugar

  • Gammon – ham

  • Joint – roast of meant

  • Streaky bacon – regular bacon

  • Kitchen paper – paper towels

  • Bacon – Canadian bacon

  • Knuckle of veal – veal shank

  • Bacon rasher – bacon slice

  • Liquidizer/mixer – blender/mixer

  • Baking tray – cookie sheets

  • Mince – ground beef

  • Nut of butter – pat of butter

  • Polyethelene – plastic wrap

  • Preserving sugar – white sugar

  • Pudding cloth – cheesecloth

  • To sieve – sift

  • Soft brown sugar – light brown sugar

  • Spring onion – scallion or green onion

  • Tartlet tin – muffin pan

  • Wholemeal – Wholewheat

  • Strong plain flour – unbleached white flour

  • Spurtle – wooden spoon

  • Pudding basin – ovenproof bowl

  • Ratafia biscuit – almond flavored cookies or dried macaroons

  • Beetroot – beet

  • Anchovy essence – anchovy paste

Hope this will help someone cook " properly".

P.S. I have a better alternative to digestive biscuits for the list. Though you can use graham crackers, my mother-in-law used arrowroot cookies found in the baby section of the grocery store. These are cookies that you can give a baby because they melt so easily.

Also, please be aware that these are SUBSTITUTES, not the real ingredients. The real ingredients can sometimes be found on the internet or at games.

Thanks to Clan Ross 21278 Flanders, Farmington Hills, MI 48335.

Albert L. Martin, Jr., The Goodwin House Foundation, Inc., 3931 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-233-2794, would like to hear from anyone who has information on Goodwin Sands, Scotland.

Kentucky’s Premier Scottish Gala January 19th

The Scottish Society of Louisville Kentucky will host its tenth annual Burns Night Gala, January 19, 2002. This is a statewide celebration of Scottish Heritage. The event will be held at KYE’s, 500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Featured entertainment will include the Louisville Pipe and Drum Band and Knocknagael, a Celtic band from Cincinnati. Other magnificent Artists will round out a superb evening in true Scottish tradition. For more information visit web site at <> or call 502-423-0699.

FT Readers: THANK YOU!

Rebecca Bermonte of The Leprosy Mission Canada has written to thank Family Tree Readers for the stamps donated in 2000. The Leprosy Mission raised more than $8000. Stamp wholesalers pay %5.40 per pound of trimmed stamps and this fundraising has helped make it possible to cure many of those suffering from leprosy.

Knowing it takes a lot of work and patience to save the stamps, trim them and send them in to The Leprosy Mission Canada, 75 The Donway West, Suite 1410, North York, Ontario Canada M3C 2E9, she wanted you to know that you are making a difference. Keep up the good work!

GEN-FAIR 2002 set for March 9 in Fort Myers, Florida

GEN-FAIR 2002, A Genealogical Seminar and Vendor Fair sponsored by the Alliance of Genealogical Societies of Southwest Florida, will be held March 9, 2002, 8 AM to 4 PM, at the Shady Oaks Community Center, 3280 Marion Avenue, Fort Myers, FL. This is an event not to be missed!

The seminar will feature four presentations by noted genealogist and speaker Sharon DeBartolo Carmack. Topics include "Flesh on the Bones: Putting Your Ancestor into Historical Perspective"; Painless Organization for Genealogists", " The Immigrant Experience: From Steerage to Ellis Island"; and "Writing Life Stories".

First-rate genealogical vendors will open their booths before the seminar and during breaks and lunch. The latest genealogical books and supplies will be available at reasonable prices.

The Fort Myers-Lee County Library will offer a special Research Day on Friday, March 8, 2002 from 9:30-4:40 for the first 35 GEN-FAIR registrants who indicate interest in the library research. There is no cost. For information, contact Carolyn Ford at

The Seminar Registration Fee, lunch included, is $35 prior to January 31st, $40 after January 31st and at the door. Because seating is limited, there’s no time to lose in making your reservation! Additional details are available from and

The Companion of the Oak Awards Presented

Lord Ailsa presented The Companion of the Oak awards to Donald G. Canaday, KCTJ, FSA Scot, Chief of the Society and Bernice Canaday, DTJ, Secretary of the Society, at the Kennedy Society of North America, Inc, Annual General Meeting in July at Grandfather Mountain. They both have demonstrated great leadership, untiring efforts and by example a moral and family code worthy of emulation by all member of the Society.

Hellene S. Carlisle, widow of Lewis C. Carlisle, died September 23, 2001 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. A native of Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison and Sophie Smith Swann. She was a retired employee of Reeves Brothers, a member of Nazareth Presbyterian Church, past Church Historian, Cemetery Commission Trustee and was on the staff of the Synodical Training School at Presbyterian College for several years.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Malinda Carlisle, Jr. of Prosperity; one sister, Vilda Swann Snoddy of Wellford; one grandson and wife, Todd and Kim Carlisle; one granddaughter and husband, Lynley and Marshall Murphy.

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