Not Your Grandma’s Bingo

At Thanksgiving dinner, we find three candy corns at each place. We take turns expressing gratitude for three blessings.
My Grammy Roberts loved a good bingo game at family reunions, so in her honor I made this game to fill both requirements.
This “recycled” bingo game uses candy corn for markers, is stored in a recycled shopping bag and is sure to entertain the fam at your fall gathering. Be sure to pick up lots of prizes.

Alpha and Omega

“A Case For Something Eternal” was an assignment in an art class at the University of Utah. I created a wooden case with plexiglass panels to protect and display that which is of most value. It contained Hoffman’s portrait of Jesus Christ, a statue of Christ and children, an olive branch representing peace and a platinum-colored frame with the following scripture,
“I am the first and the last,
I am He who liveth,
I am He who was slain,
I am your advocate with the Father.”

Although the case was meant to protect, I realized that I am the one protected by my Savior.


Preheat oven to 350*. From a box of yellow cake mix, remove one cup dry mix and set aside. Make crust by combining remaining cake mix with:

½ C butter, melted and cooled

1 egg

Pat into bottom of a 9’ x 13” baking pan. Mix together:

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 large can pumpkin

1 ½ C sugar

½ tsp salt

3 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp ground nutmeg

(or 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp. cinnamon)

2 (12 oz.) cans evaporated milk

Pour over crust. Set aside. Mix together and sprinkle over pumpkin filling:

Reserved 1 C of cake mix

½ C sugar

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1/4 C butter, softened

1/4 C applesauce

1 C chopped pecans (optional)

Bake approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until pumpkin is set. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Catering II

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Newell’s Science Fiction eBook COMMODORE FARMER is published and ready to download. It’s available on the AKW Book website at


There’s a free sample download so you can preview it. I hope you enjoy Commodore Farmer!

5 Little Pumpkins

5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one says, “Oh my its getting late!”
The second one says, “There are screeches in the air!”
The third one says, “We don’t care!”
The fourth one says, “Lets run and run and run!”
The fifth one says, “I’m ready for some fun!”

“Ooooo” went the wind and out went the lights, five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.