Monday, June 1, 2015

Genealogy Squirrels In The Newspaper

Scottish Terrier
I have two Scottish Terriers, Montgomery and Maisie, who love to bark at and chase squirrels.  It doesn't matter what they might be doing, if someone just mentions the word "squirrel", they will stop whatever it is and investigate to see if it is a viable sighting that requires barking or running out the door after them.  Maisie, especially, has been known to stop in the middle of her meal if she thinks there is the possibility of a squirrel sighting.  I, myself, have found my own "squirrel" that has taken me from my Genealogy Do-Over tasks. has added to the Cincinnati Enquirer collection on their website!  

Scottish Terrier
Maisie has had the Cincinnati Enquirer for a while now and I have found several nuggets of gold within the issues, but the newest additions now go from the previous middle of the 1920’s all the way up to 2015!  How am I supposed to pass up taking a peek, entering some surnames, and poking around to see what I find?  I’ll be honest, I can’t, so despite the fact that I am supposed to be working on my do-over project and that I promised myself I would straighten up this craft / genealogy room today, instead I played researched in the newspaper.  And...just so I could say that I was, at least, trying to stick to my original genealogy task of proving and entering all the Haitz information I have in my possession, I searched the surname and found several little articles, a couple of which concerned my great-aunt Hestel (Swearingen) who was married to my grandfather’s brother, Joe Bill Haitz.

Mexican Cornbread

I do not remember Hestel and if I ever met her, I must have been very young.  I have heard that she was a good cook and, as a testament to that, some of the food at the annual Haitz family reunion is made from her recipes.  Several of the articles I found in the Enquirer were submissions of recipes from Hestel so in the spirit of the do-over, I am sharing one of the articles that has a recipe that she sent to the Enquirer which, if I stretch it, still fits into my task list for the day!  

You just have to love a “squirrel” that sends you on a great chase!  

"Timely Recipes Requests Spur Readers' Response", The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio), 29 August 1973, page 52, column 4, digital images, ( 1 June 2015).


Steve Pfister said...

Does anyone know what happened to this? I got a 7-day trial subscription and was finding all kinds of things. I come back today and nothing is there past 1922

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