Bazaar, How Bizarre
DEAR READERS: When I read the following letter, and noticed all the notices about bazaars, I thought, “How bizarre!”
DEAR MELBA: I have no idea where this, “You think English is easy?” story originated but thought it neat enough to share. Hopefully, other readers will come up with other “wordings.”
1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
8. When I shot at it, the dove dove into the bushes.
9. I'm a big fan of fall but threw my fan away because it is fall.
OKLAHOMA CITY READER
DEAR MELBA: I'm a member of the Quail Springs United Methodist Craft Fair committee. We're trying to promote this year's annual event and need your help. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Quail Springs United Methodist Church, 14617 N Pennsylvania. We will have more than 40 vendors there, with a great variety of crafts, and all proceeds will go to charity.
SUSAN WIND, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: Please tell your readers that the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1401 NW 25, will be hosting its Fourth Annual Ruth Haddon Memorial Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, in the church fellowship hall. The festival will feature Oklahoma artists and will include paintings, prints, photography, American Indian art, pottery, jewelry and more. And there will be no admission charge. We hope to see everyone there.
RUTH HOWARD, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: If possible, could you put the following in your column? It would be greatly appreciated. St. Mark Lutheran Church members, 7501 E Reno, Midwest City, will hold their annual bazaar/rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
SHIRLEY CUTLER, Midwest City
DEAR MELBA: Our church, Goodrich Methodist Church, 200 W Hayes, Norman, is having our Angels Unlimited bazaar and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. And we'll be selling baked goodies and our sandwich lunch. All proceeds go toward mission projects and scholarships for church youth.
JANELL O'NEAL, Norman
DEAR MELBA: A reader requested the recipe for Piggy Burgers from the 3-Stars drive-in. It was actually the Spartan Drive-in and was owned by my mother, Nona Eckel, for several years. The Piggy Burger was an original sandwich developed by her. The recipe called for a pork cutlet dredged in a milk and egg batter, rolled in flour and fried. I sometimes use fine cracker crumbs for a crunchier texture. To serve, place the cutlet on a bun with barbecue sauce. Some people add lettuce but no tomato, mayonnaise, etc.
SHERRIE MOOSE, Oklahoma City
DEAR READERS: While you're out shopping the bazaars and craft shows between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, stop by New Hope United Methodist Church at 11600 N Council Road. There will be more than 25 booths of items you don't want to miss. Plus, you can have a stuffed baked potato for lunch while there.
If you have a problem other readers might help solve or an idea you'd like to share, write to Melba's Swap Shop, Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please include your name and address.