Featured Dear friend... Her dancing days

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by scoutshouse, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I guessed she was in her 90s when I knew her in the late 80s (I never asked). I helped her with groceries for Meals on Wheels.

    Lois V. She lived on her own her whole life in San Francisco. I recall she volunteered at PBS, and had a big crush on Hugh Downs. :)

    It wasn't easy shopping with her - if I put something in the cart for myself, she'd take something of hers out. Lol

    We talked about EVERYthing.

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Great pic to have of her.
  3. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  4. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    really cute photo but ....
    can of tomato soup cake? :wideyed: have you tried the recipe? :woot:
  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Fabulous photo, truly.
  6. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    No, but that's been a well known "secret" ingredient in mystery recipes for as long as I can remember.

    I have reservations about a cake recipe with only 1 tablespoon of butter! That seems scant, at best

    Thanks, @Jivvy
    That milky white skin and that hair!
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I find that photo to be very attractive......;):)
    she must have been very dear to you ! :)
  8. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member


    "Dancing Days are Here Again....As the Summer Evenings Grow" - Robert Plant
  9. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    I have heard of the tomato soup cake......I've never tried making it though. I think it was a war time cake?

    One can make up for lack of butter in the recipe by making a delish whipped butter frosting to lather the cake generously!

    It's how I make mine........(when I bake, but not so much anymore)

    Actually I eat very little cake.....it's the frosting I'm after...... YUM!
  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Love the photo. Thanks for sharing. Not a fan of tomato soup. Blech!
    I told a story here about home ec class having a recipe for mac and cheese with a can o tomato soup. Ugh! Gross. No cake should meet up with tomato soup.

    By the way, old recipes sell nicely for those of you who find them and want to sell them in lots.
  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Love that photo

    Why play a tambourine, when you can have one for a halo
  12. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Who remembers when tomato soup was 10 cents a can? :hilarious:
  13. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  14. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Lovely lovely photo!

    I'm thinking I might have had the tomato soup cake....church supper as a child maybe. Personally I've always loved tomato soup with a hearty grilled cheese sandwich.
  15. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Years ago I met a woman in my church. We referred to her as Miss Violet. She was a Ziegfeld Follies girl. She had to be 95 when I met her. I remember once going to her apartment. It was so "colorful" and her bed had thousands of ribbons tied to it everywhere. When I asked about the ribbons she replied " Some men put notches on their guns, I tie ribbons on my bed".
    She was such a hoot. When she passed her great nephew had her cremated
    without a service and cleaned her apartment and tossed everything. He lived in Arizona and with in three days everything was finished. God bless you Miss Violet.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
  16. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

  17. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    A pox on Miss Violet's great nephew!!!

    As for the cake, I've made it. Or one essentially the same. It's like the mayonnaise cake -- one doesn't taste th 'mystery' ingredient.
  18. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    She was a sweetie :)

    Thanks, Ghopper!


    Mom experimented with every flavor of Campbell's, but she was smart enough not to screw around with the holy grail of carbs, or "starch" as we called it then!

    There's such a interesting play of motion and light around her... Love the sunlight coming though her tambourine :)

    Most of us, I suspect, bakers!

    Thanks, fig :)

    Thanks, sis :)

    Lois gave me two of these, so I took one to her funeral and gave it to her family over lunch.

    I was sorry I did, as they didn't even try to hide their surprise she'd had any friends, at all! Like I was doing her a huge favor! That was weird :(

    Thanks, lucille :)

    See above, silverthwait! :)

    Thanks for all your comments! I'm certain Lois never dreamed so many would have seen and admired her in her glory :)
  19. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    I will eat tomato soup ONLY if it has some vegetables in it.. I used to eat Vegetarian Veg Soup with the letters in it. YUM. That was good with a tuna sandwich and chopped tomatoes on white bread or a roll. And plenty of mayo.

    One of the best soups which I think was discontinued was Chicken and Dumplings. I used it with cut up already cooked chicken, soy sauce and other things which I forget at the moment and put it atop minute rice.

    I can still remember the smell when I opened the can of that soup. My GF soup smells like dog food. Yes it does. And does not taste much better. Ugh
  20. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

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