March 2003


Saturday-March 15th -2:30 P.M.

Jerry & Beverly Noble's---Prairieville, LA

From the Driver's Seat- Well, thank you all who came to our February meeting in spite of the rain. It rained so hard Parker had to put the windows down in the Lodge so we could hear better. We still had 36 present.
Your club committees are hard at work. We had a meeting this week with Lester Spell, the State Commissioner of Agriculture, concerning the State Fair Show this year. We think it was a favorable meeting. We will have a follow-up meeting with him later and will report to you when things are worked out.
We had another wonderful eat out at Jerry's Fish House last month . The turnout was good, and we had lots of good visiting time with everyone. Peggy Dixion and Bobby Dickerson joined us for the first time. Fred and Windell told us they had wives, but we had begun to think they wouldn't go anywhere with them. We enjoyed you comming and hope to see you both at the next activity.
Okay, start your engines! We start rolling Saturday, March 15 for our first tour of the year. I hope to see you all there!
Now, let's roll while having fun!

Pat Clark, President

P.S. Reminder to everyone about the wonderful trip Saturday, March 15 to Prairieville, LA to visit Jerry & Beverly Noble's private museum and have a wonderful lunch prepared by the famous caterer, Beverly.
This will be a super trip and I know you won't to miss this. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson Square Shopping Center off I-55 South. I have 34 registered so far. Call me Tuesday March 11 if I don't have your name and number. Beverly needs a correct head count for groceries. (She knows how we love to eat.) Contact Pat Clark 825-3344

1. In 1960 Cheverolet introduced the rear engine air-cooled Corvair. In 1961 a station wagon was added to the lineup. What was it called and how long was it manufatured?
2. What was the Cheverolet Vega station wagon called?
3. In 1955 Cheverolet introduced a sporty high-end station wagon in the Belair Series called the Nomad. To compete with this, Ford introduced a one year only wagon in 1956. What was it called?
4. Through 1960, Lincoln continued to offer an extra-cost option that had been available since the ninteen thirties. What was this option?
5. What years did Ford offer the Thunderbird in a four-door hardtop configuration?
6. What year did Lincoln first offer an overhead vale V8 engine?
7. In 1960 Dodge introduced a new nameplate for their most exspensive line of cars. What was this series called?
8. What years did the following cars first use quad headlights: A) Lincoln, B) Cadillac, C) Imperial?
9. Who was the Hudson automobile named after?
10. What car paced the 1948 Indianapolis 500 race?
Bob Jackman

Pat's Corner--Precious Time
The following were some comments made in the year 1957:
1. "I'll tell you one thing. If things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00."
2. "Have you seen the new cars comming out next year? It won't be long until $5000 will only buy a used one."
3. "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."
4. "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"
5. "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."
6. "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."
7. "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail haircuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."
8. "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies anymore. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying damn in "Gone With The Wind", it seems every new movie has either Hell or damn in it."
9. "Iread the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.".
10. "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday that they will be making more than the President."
11. "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."
10. "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

Pat Clark

Our sympathies and prayers are extended to the families of Tony Roncolli, Robin Church, and Reva Forbes who recently passed away.
Shirley Collins is still very ill and is in Central MS Hospital. She has requestd to be put on our prayer lists.
Hudson Williams underwent successful surgery recently
John & Barbara Emory are leaving March 6th for a tour of England and Scotland with a Mississippi College group. They will return March 15th.

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Delta Bisque

Antique Mall and Crown Restaurant

Indianola, MS

Ingredients; 2 large catfish fillets; 1 tbs. butter; 3 green onions, chopped; 2 stalks celery, finely chopped; 1/3 cup butter; 1/3 cup flour; 4 cups milk; 1 cup cream; 1tsp. Tabasco; 1tbs. chopped parsley; 1 bay leaf; 1tbs. chopped chives; 1 tsp. salt, or to taste.
Wash the catfish fillets and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Plaec in a large heavy boiler with 1 tablespoon butter, oinions and celery. Simmer slowly for 3 to 4 minutes, but do not brown. remove fish and vegetables. In the same pan, melt 1/3 cup butter. Add the flour and stir 2 to 3 minutes to cook the flour. Slowly add the milk and cream, continuing to stir while the bisque thickens. add the catfish mixture and the remaining ingredients. Simmer very slowly for 15 minutes. Serve immediately or the Bisque may be refrigerated for up to three days.
This lovely thick bisuq is excellent served with pasta. A bowl of your favorite pasta, covered with the "leftover" soup makes a meal that is easy and delicious! Serves 6 to 8.
Melba Williams


!!March 8th
The Exchange Club of Gulfport presents the 3rd Annual Gulfport Spring Classic Open Car and Truck Show at the Rice Pavillion- US Hwy. 90 & Hwy. 49.
!!March 15th
Trip to Jerry & Beverly Noble's in Prairieville, LA and march Meeting (see earlier).

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