LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified Genealogist® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists

Alice Garrett’s Blueberry Delight

Alice Garrett's Blueberry Delight Cream Cheese Filling2 packages 8 oz. Cream Cheese1 large container Cool Whip1 cup Plain Sugar or sweeten to your taste1-2 cans Blueberry or Cherry Pie FillingCrust 1 1/2 cups Pecans or Walnuts1 stick Butter or Margarine1 3/4 cups...Read More

Gail W. Tolbert’s Benne Wafers

Gail W. Tolbert's Benne Wafers 3/4 cup Butter1 1/2 cup Brown sugar2 Eggs1 1/2 cup Flour1/2 cup Sesame (benne) seeds1 tsp Vanilla1/4 tsp Baking powder Cream butter and sugar together and mix other ingredients in the order given. Drop with a teaspoon onto a...Read More

Gail W. Tolbert’s Chicken Rice Casserole

Gail W. Tolbert's Chicken Rice Casserole 1/4 cup Chopped Onion1 tbsp Butter1 can Chicken broth1 can Swanson (or other brand) chunk chicken (5 oz.)1 cup Shredded Cheese1/2 cup Raw regular rice Cook onion in butter until tender. In a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, mix...Read More

Elder Interview: Flora Lee (Sullivan) Brown Harris

What is your full name? Flora Lee Sullivan Brown Harris. When and where were you born? On March 21, 19 16 I was born in a two story house with six rooms in Laurens County, South Carolina . We lived on a farm with cows, 2 mules, chickens, and potato patches. Did you...Read More

Elder Interview: Bennie Lee & OT Neely

Interview by Ellen Neely April 21, 2011 I had the opportunity to speak to my two cousins about their earlier life and childhood. Recalling the past and asking questions brought interesting conversation. Bennie Lee Neely, better known as “Ben” was born...Read More

Elder Interviews: Frances Garrett

What is your full name? Why did your parents select this name for you? Did you have a nickname? My name is Frances Patricia Garrett Boston. My parents chose this name for me from my grandmother on my dad’s side. No I did not have a nickname. When and where were...Read More

Elder Interviews: Harold W. Garrett

What is your full name? Did you have a nickname? My full name is Harold Willie Garrett my brother’s name was Carold Willie Garrett and they called us Cack and Hack. When and where were you born? I was born in the country on the land that we own. Did you have any...Read More

Elder Interviews: Dr. Naomi Mills Garrett

Transcription of interview with Dr. Naomi Mills Garrett Location: Garrett Homestead [Note: This is not a chronological transcript; nor was our conversation chronological. Rather, “Aunt Mills” would go off on different tangents as she clearly delighted in...Read More

Elder Interview: Benjamin G. Neely

What is your earliest childhood memory? At four years old, I would wait for Ms. Sally Sullivan, a teacher, and run to meet her after school. I was too young to go to school. Describe the personalities of your parents and life in their household. Dad was a businessman....Read More

Denise (Garrett) Frederick’s Baked Ziti

Denise (Garrett) Frederick's Baked Ziti 1 pound Ground turkey or beef1 Large onion2 tbsp Basil2 tbsp Oregano2 tbsp Parsley2 tbsp Garlic powder1 tbsp Thyme1-2 tbsp Salt (to taste)1 jar Spaghetti sauce (large)4 pounds Mozzarella cheese16 oz. Ricotta cheese1/4 cup...Read More

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