Weekly Reider October - December 08

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  • A Publication for Reids - Roots and Offshoots

    Oct - Dec, 2008 Vol. 1, No. 1J.E. Reid, Founder - M.E Reid, Pub. & Ed. - L.Jemson, Asst Ed.

    Its Back!!!!

    I have been tossing around the idea of restarting the Reider for quite some time now but never really putting pen to paper. Many of you in the past few months expressed how much you missed the monthly/quarterly

    installments, and it was then I said, What am I waiting for?

    Our family has grown significantly larger over the years and we often find it hard to keep in touch. Many of you have that rare gift of Keeping in Touch With the Family that some of us Reids just didnt receive but then again, I realized that you could find anything on the Internet and, low and behold, its not that expensive!

    The Reider format will be a little different this time around. I figured with everyone going Green nowadays, I want to put the Reiders in an electronic format whether it being a PDF, E-Mail orWeb Site, the news will all be there. Although, the website can house things like personal videos or pictures or blogs that we can go to daily and get the latest. The first reissue I am calling the Fall Classic and follows along the original design but is in the PDF format. This way, if you wanted to print it, you can. I have tried to include everything everyone sent me so if I missed something, forgive me. It will go in the next issue.

    So here it is, the first of many (I hope) Weakly Reiders. I feel privileged to pick up the editorial responsibilities that my Dad had started 13 years ago and I hope I do it justice. I also feel privileged to be a part of the Reid family that Nana and Papa/Grampa Reid started many years ago. I miss them and I am sure all of you do as well.Sincerely,

    Mike Reid

    Fall Classic Edition

    Our beloved Sox almost made it back to the Fall Classic but Tampa Bay decided to chop down all the trees in Boston and foiled any leaf peeping plans the Sox might have had with Philly. As Red Sox fans, our first words as a baby were Better Luck Next Year... We cant complain though, they have given us 2 World Championships in the last 3 years!

    Go Sox 2009 !

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    Not This Year

    Family Reunion 2008

    The Weakly Reider

    We wish to thank John and Terry for opening up their home this summer for the reunion. I had fun and it was really nice to see most everyone! - Mike

  • Roll risen dough into circleplace 5/6 slices of American

    Cheese, place 4 slices of ham on top, place 4 slices

    of swiss cheese on top of ham, scatter pepperoni

    on top of cheese, roll into log shape, seal middle &

    ends good with waterbake 28/30 minutes- 350*

    Try different kinds

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    Cindys Calzones

    Society Notes

    The Nichols, Simmons and Mazzone families had another great vacation at Old Orchard Beach in Maine and had visits from assorted friends and family including the Lanzas. Dave and Jen Simmons added a new family room on to their house...Jeff Mazzone is doing the work. Jack and Alex have watched, cement mixers and framers all within a few weeks. They are on cloud 9. Jen says the new family room looks wonderful Nice going Jeff! AhoyNick and Chris enjoyed a cruise to Bermuda with Cindy and Mark. Karl and New England Shutter Mills moved to 135 Bradford St., Lawrence, MA. Late August Karl, Heather, Meghan, Jayne went to Nantucket with Nick and Chris for the day. David Ivester landed a new job which has him traveling to a new city every week. Dean Ivester took a month R & R in Key West month of August & will be in Providence, RI for at least 3 months. Jan Mazzone has been driving a school bus for Greater Lowell Tech. H.S. for the past two years, and she loves it! Her husband Jeff is still doing finish carpentry. Bob and Lisa Aloisi had their 7th wedding anniversary on June 2nd. Bobby Aloisi lost his first tooth on July 6th and got 5 bucks from the tooth fairy. (Gee, remember when we only got a quarter?) Zachary enjoyed a Super 4th birthday party thrown by none other than himself, Superman. The Aloisis flew off to Disney World Florida for a weeks vacation in September and had a great time.

    Say Cheese...!

    After returning to Massachusetts in 2006, I have been wanting to find family on my Mothers side. I have not seen them for almost 25 years. Looking on the internet did not help me because I could not remember how to spell the last names or even what the last names are. In June 2008, I went to a small craft fair in Tewksbury and a woman came up to me to look at the items I had for sale. She looked familiar so I asked her what her name was. Low and behold, she is a cousin of my cousin. They told me that my cousin Leslye was living just a mile away from me in Billerica. She has lived there for 3 years and I have lived in Billerica for 2 years. How our paths never crossed in the grocery store is beyond me. We have met and been meeting our families all summer. She has kept in touch with some of the family and has told me what has gone on over the years. I am so excited to have finally found my other family again.

    Lost and Found by Cheryl Reid

    Unfortunately for Cindy, she inherited Nanas feet and underwent bunion surgery over the summer. The surgery was a success and the patient and her feet are recovering nicely.

    Cindy as a little girl

    Birthdays :Liz Reid 9/5 - 13 yrsEmily Reid 9/11 - 15 yrs Zach Aloisi 9/23 - 4 yrsTaylor Azarian - 10/5Julie Nichols - 10/10

    Amanda Azarian - 10/19Lynda Jemson - 10/20David Simmons - 10/23

    Chris Nichols - 10/29

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    Critters by James E. Reid Photo Puzzle by Kay Ivester

    You would think that living in Sacramento, CA, the only non-human creatures youd see would be the average dog, cat or bird. Surprisingly, we have quite a variety of critters. On the bird scene, we have plenty of house sparrows and the occasional robin. But, watching the hummingbirds is the most fun. We have a couple of nectar feeders (sugar water) that attract many hummers during the day. Dusk is when they show up the most. They are amazing with their aerial acrobatics. Plus, they are relatively unafraid of people, so we can sit just a couple of feet away from the feed-ers. Heres a picture of one:

    Other birds we have seen are owls and a pair of White Mexican Hawks.

    Raccoons have appeared from time to time. Heres a picture of a family we had living close by. They are on our back porch eating the cats food.

    We also have a few possums that show up for the free food. Even with encroaching civilization, some of the wild ones still survive.

    John and Kay Ivester celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

    John and Kays retirement living room and their tree which is outside. Nice View Kay!

    John and Kays grandchildren - John, Kevin, Jane and Megan or Megan and Jane......

    Nana and Grampas 60th

    Nana 1987Grampa 1962

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    School DazeStephanie Lanza started UNH and is a commuting sopho-more. Emily Reid started 9th Grade at Tewksbury High. Emily does not like her Biology teacher but she is enjoying being a Freshman. Julie Nichols is enjoying school at Plymouth State University but is a little homesick . Julie loves her classes, especially Art. She wants to be an Art teacher. Jess is enjoying her Senior Year at Merrimack High and she is studying to be a Business Major - The Nichols have been very busy making plans to visit Keene State and UNH in the next month. Jack Simmons started Kindergarten and seems to really like his teachers. Alex Simmons apparently decided he didnt need Nursery School so he quit and just hangs out with Mom all day..What a slackerJust Kidding! Alex missed the cutoff date so he has to wait till next yearJust think Alex, you will be the youngest kid in all your grades. Bobby Aloisi started 1st grade and Zach Aloisi started Montessori. Mallory Maz-zone is going to Salem State for Elemetary Education and her sister Melissa is a senior at Billerica High.

    Blue Berry Buckle Pie

    Recipe from Alton BrownSubmitted by Stephanie Lanza

    Nonstick cooking spray9 ounces cake flour, approxi-mately 2 cups1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground ginger2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature5 1/4 ounces sugar, approxi-mately 3/4 cup1 large egg1/2 cup whole milk15 ounces fresh whole blueber-ries, approximately 3 cups

    For the topping:3 1/2 ounces sugar, approxi-mately 1/2 cup1 1/2 ounces cake flour, approxi-mately 1/3 cup1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg2 ounces unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

    For the cake:

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

    Spray a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

    In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and ground ginger. Set aside.

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, approximately 1 minute. Add the egg and beat until well incorporated, approximately 30 seconds. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat on low speed just until incorporated and then add 1/3 of the milk and beat until incorporated. Repeat, alternating flour and milk until everything has combined. Gently stir in the blueberries and pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

    For the topping:

    In a small bowl combine the sugar, flour and nutmeg. Add the butter and work into the dry ingredients using a fork to combine. Continue until the mixture has a crumb-like texture. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the cake. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 35 minutes or until golden in color. Cool for