Friday, June 15, 2012

Genealogy Seminar - July 23

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Genealogy Seminar on August 11

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mary Ellen's Refrigerator Rolls

Enjoy this recipe from Knowles member/instructor, Mary Ellen!

1/2 C Crisco, 3/8 C sugar  (cream)
1/2 C boiling water - pour gradually
1/2 C warm water & 1 package of yeast
1 egg well beaten

Add egg to cooled mixture and add yeast mixture.
Add 3 cups of flour to which 1/2 tsp salt has been added, one cup at a time mixing well after each addition.
Put in refrigerator. Make out as needed, kneading in extra flour for ease in handling.  Let rise 2 hours in warm place.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It Pay$ to Get Older!

You would be surprised at all the businesses that offer discounts for people ages 50+! Click "Read More" below to see this long list of discounts and save at your next visit!

Applebee’s: 15% off with Gold Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
Ben & Jerry’s 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Culver’s: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Coral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off (55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney’s: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak n’ Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off (55+)
Tea Room Café: 10% off (50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy’s: 10% off (55+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

Retail and Apparel:
Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday every month (50+)
Big Lots: 10% off

Genealogy Seminar July 19 & 26

 Genealogy Seminar
Thursday, July 19 & 26
12 noon-3:00 p.m.

July 19
“Hide and Seek”: Finding Hidden Sources.
The War of 1812:
It’s Records and where to find them
July 26
“See How They Dressed”: Using Clothing Styles
to Identify Daguerreotypes and
Photographs for both Men and Women
“The Written Words”: Records from Bibles,
Daybooks, Autograph Books, Scrapbooks and Ledgers
Instructor: Virginia Watson
Past staff member of the 
Tennessee State Library and Archives 1953-1965 
and past president of the 
Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

 Location: FiftyForward Knowles
174 Rains Ave, Nashville 37203
FEE: $10 FiftyForward Members $15 Nonmembers

For reservations contact Deborah Stillwell
615/743-3487 or

Good Foods for a Good Mood

To maintain a good mood throughout the day, it is important to eat foods that don't shock your system but keep you even and balanced.  Stay away from highly processed foods (don't eat anything that is handed to you through a window!) since over time these foods will cause bad health mentally and physically.

For a well-rounded good mood diet, include fats that are best for your brain (wild salmon and shrimp) and whole foods that have lots of vitamins and minerals such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin D and iodine (cherry tomatoes, watermelon, chile peppers, beets and garlic.

Studies show that populations that eat the most fish have the lowest rates of depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression and seasonal affective disorder. Tomatoes are the world's most popular berry (yes, that's true -- berry!) They are high in mood enhancers such as lycopene, folate and magnesium and also contain iron and vitamin B6.  And watermelon has even more lycopene than the tomato!  Chili peppers are spicy due to the fat-soluble molecule they contain called capsaicin.  When we eat spicy peppers, we can experience a euphoric response much like the release of endorphins when we exercise.

Beets can be prepared in so many healthy ways and are one of the best sources of the B vitamin folate.  This B vitamin is important for good mood but also helps with memory retrieval, brain processing speed and fast reflexes.  Garlic is part of a family of vegetables called alliums which are a source for the mineral chromium.  This mineral is needed for your body to properly respond to the hormone insulin and is effective in treating low energy levels and carbohydrate craving.

Additional good mood foods include apples, lentils, milk, sardines and yogurt.