Life is so precious

Today’s the 31st anniversary of my Daddy’s passing. I have sadness in my heart as I’m sure all of you do on those days.
There are times I miss him so much I wish he were here to share some of the family’s happy times. I’ve even had a few difficult times that I would love to have him assure me everything’s gonna be all right.
I’ve learned that every moment one precious life comes into the world; another precious life passes. It seems like lately we’ve had a lot of family passing to that land of heavenly places.
Reading any obituary, you’ll see that age has nothing to do with our time of leaving; God doesn’t have a set order.
One thing that gets me through the passing of my loved ones is continuing to do the very best that I can to live right. If I love the Lord my God with all my heart, and live with the blood of Jesus covering all my transgressions, I will one day see all my family and friends again.
My Aunt Rette, my Daddy’s sister, recently passed away. The last thing she told me was that she loved me.
Several years ago, she gave me her wonderful pecan pie recipe. In honor of her and Daddy’s memory I’ll share it with y’all again. Remember, life is so precious, tell your family and friends that you love them and hug them just a little tighter.
My love and hugs to all of y’all.
God bless you all and enjoy! “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:1-4
 
Aunt Rette’s Pecan Pie
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter (4 tablespoons), melted and cooled
3 eggs, well beaten with a fork
1/2 cup white corn syrup
One cup whole or chopped pecans
One (9-inch) uncooked pie crust [You can use a frozen one or use the refrigerated ones. There are two in the box, you will only need one. Save remaining one or make two pies, – you’ll be glad you did.
Place pie crust in pie plate according to the directions on the box
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place sugar in medium-sized bowl, add melted butter, mixing well. Add in beaten eggs and corn syrup, mixing well. Add in pecans, making sure pecans are well covered with mixture. Pour into prepared pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes; pie should be firm and not jiggle in the center when done. Remove pie from oven; allow to cool, although it’s so good, you may want to try a small piece while it’s warm. Go ahead, just make sure no one’s watching or you’ll have to share.
Lois Chitwood is a food columnist for The Northeast Georgian. Email her at loislovestocook@hotmail.com.
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