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September 17, 2011
Bernice Volkens

If you were like me the day of 9/11 brought back almost unbelievable images of what happened that day in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. If you are old enough you remember just what you were doing. For me it was Tuesday and I was getting ready for the ladies I do ceramics with. Usually I have the kitchen TV on but that morning I was baking a coffee cake and making coffee for my guests. At 9 o'clock they rushed in the door and said, "Don't you have your TV on? Don't you know what has happened?" I quickly turned on the TV just to see the second plane crash into the tower. I thought just 2 years ago I was standing on top of one of these towers; taking in the sights of New York. Two years later my daughter and son-in-law were coming home from a cruise to Canada and they took a picture of the towers as they came into New York. Now she has the picture framed with the date they took the picture-September 10, 2001. They flew home that night and the next day they were also shocked at what had happened.

I think all Americans knew things really changed on that day. What we know now is that freedom isn't free. Most of us wanted justice for those who attacked us and changed our life in hundreds of ways. Ten years after that terrible day we can never take anything for granted, but through it all I feel we as a nation have gotten stronger. So I, like many of you, paused and remembered all those who perished on that day.

This is a recipe request I always get this time of the year-What can I do with my zucchini? This is a casserole I make, but I have to admit everyone doesn't like it. To me zucchini doesn't have much taste but adds substance to the casserole.



3 cups grated zucchini

1-1 1/2 cups of cracker


2 eggs (beaten)

1/4 cup grated onion

1 cup grated cheese

Peel zucchini and grate. Mix all ingredients and bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake in 350 degrees oven for 45 minutes to an hour.

"Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea."- John Gunther



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