Occasionally I will get phone calls regarding recipes I have had in this column or questions on ways to prepare different foods, or even questions about canning. I always feel flattered that the readers think I might have the answer to their particular dilemma. If I don’t know the answer, I will make every effort to find it out.
This week a reader called to inquire about canning tomatoes. A friend had given her a large bag of tomatoes, but her dilemma was whether or not she could still can them since they had already been refrigerated.
April Puckett and Matthew Franklin announce the birth of their son, Levi Antony Franklin, born, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long.
His big sister, Tabitha Puckett 31/2 years old helped welcome Levi home.
Maternal grandparents are Angie Puckett of Lockport, Ky. and the late Mike Puckett.
Paternal grandparents are Linda and Jimmy Franklin of Ghent, Ky.
Several years ago I had a close friend who had had breast cancer. Seven years, almost to the day, when she was reaching the point of the doctors declaring her cured, she found out that it had progressed to bone cancer.
Sherry was an exceptional friend and co-worker. She was remarkable; always with a smile on her face and a special ear for listening to anyone’s problems. She continued to work as a research nurse at Emory until her illness took too much of her strength.