The ladies who were fortunate enough to be able to attend the Chicken Pie Dinner at the First Universalist Church will no doubt like to know just how those chicken pies were made. The recipe follows: Boil the chicken whole, using very little salt. Take out the bones and cut the meat in small pieces. The next morning when you are ready to make the pie, heat the meat in a seasoned broth then place in a baker’s sheet. Thicken the broth. For the crust, take 2 cups of flour, and 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder, a little salt, 3 heaping teaspoons of shortening, rub in. Mix with milk, roll out, then put 1 heaping teaspoon in dots over the crust, fold over, roll out again rather thick, dot with butter, sprinkle with flour, spread over pie and bake in hot oven.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Postal workers in Lewiston and Auburn handled 208,292 Yuletide greeting cards and letters in a weekend and indications are that the peak of the holiday mailing rush has not hit yet. Machine cancellations at the Lewiston Post Office totaled 65,000 and another 70,000 for the two weekend days, when a southeast rainstorm lashed the two cities and resulted in a less-than-expected turnout of mailers.

25 Years Ago, 1979

Cold ears! Big ears! Any ears! Whatever the case may be, Town Manager Alan Gove is recommending they be covered for Chester Greenwood Day events. The Chester Greenwood Day Planning Committee in Farmington announces among the overall plans, an earmuff contest. The committee states there is no rules to this one. The top award will simply go to the “most innovative earmuff constructed” for the occasion. They may be made of any material, be any size, and of any style. The contest is scheduled to take place during the Chester Greenwood Variety Vaudeville Show at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Community Center.


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