A great time had by all at 50th anniversary party

features@islandpacket.comSeptember 11, 2012 

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    3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

    1/2 cup canola oil

    1/4 cup sugar

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    4 tablespoons minced onion

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon Colman's Dry Mustard

    1 teaspoon paprika

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We said a beautiful au revoir to summer this past week. Lots of family and friends gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Peggy and Carl Schultz at their family compound on the May River.

Peggy's lovely wedding dress was on display, and a recorded collection of family photos was played on a television set.

If are acquainted with the Schultz-Wyman clan, then you know how much fun they can be. Ed Wyman made the delicious barbecue; Patsy Hodge and Geist Ussery produced the slaw; and Carlus Schultz and Chuck Stewart cooked up the Lowcountry boil -- those were some really beautiful shrimp. The most gorgeous cake you have ever seen was baked by Ally Rogers of Pour Richard fame. Ally put lovely oyster shells fashioned out of sugar on top of her creation, and the whole effect was wonderful and tasted even better.

The band Untouchables played until the wee hours, so all who wished could dance their feet off. As always, everyone enjoyed themselves so much they didn't want the evening to end.

Happy anniversary again to Peggy and Carl -- you done good, as we say in the South.

* Susie Chisholm is hoping to give all of America a chance to find out there is a real Samuel Adams, not just a name on a bottle of ale.

Susie has been commissioned by the Boston Tea Party & Ships Museum to re-create bronze statues of two heroes of the American Revolution, John Parker and Samuel Adams. John Parker was the commander of the American militia at the Battle of Lexington in 1775 that started the Revolution, and Samuel Adams was a fiery leader of the revolutionary movement.

The statue of Samuel Adams will unveiled on Dec. 16 on the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

This is so exciting as it will make history really come to life for many people. Susie and her husband Billy live in Savannah and have a summer house here in Bluffton on Myrtle Island.

* Do you know anyone who is a flexitarian?

You probably do. It is a person who is a semi-vegetarian. A person who sneaks in a bit of meat now and then in their diet.

There are probably more of these flexies than you think. In fact, I am one. In the summer I could eat tomato sandwiches until the cows come home. I get withdrawal symptoms just thinking about no homegrown orbs of deliciousness in the winter. I am looking forward, though, to my divine collard season, which arrives in the fall.

I really love all vegetables and sneaking in a bit of meat is just fine with me. I could be a pescetarian and eat some fish, or a pollotarian and munch on chicken. But these words are too hard to spell and pronounce, so I'll just be flexible.

  • In Los Angeles there is a cat shelter that has come up with a fun idea for the orphan kitties. They have created a "virtual playroom" that allows anyone to watch and play with the kittens. People with time on their hands, or who are bored at work, can watch live video from the cat room and manipulate the toys.

  • Mechanical arms move the toys around, and the Web surfer can move the camera around to watch the fun. This is a way to get to know the kitty you might like to adopt. It must be like the "Puppy Bowl" on television.

    To see what kitties are doing in Los Angeles go to http://www.ipetcompanion.net/client/bestfriends-losangeles.

    Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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