Hi folks! Most of our readers don’t receive their Times-Shopper early in the week, so I decided to share a Father’s Day article early. Dad’s official day is Sunday, June 17 so sit back and remember and enjoy these classic statements!

I'm not just talking to hear my own voice!

Stop crying or I'll give you a reason to cry.

The early bird gets the worm. Rise and shine!

If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?

You have things so easy!

Don't look at me in that tone of voice!

What do you think this is, your birthday?

What part of NO don't you understand?

Didn't your teacher learn you anything?!

Am I talking to a brick wall?

If I catch you doing that one more time, I'll ...

Wipe your feet!

Enough is enough!

Don't make me stop the car!

What did I just get finish telling you?

My father used to tell me ...

Act your age

Go ask your mother!

Just wait until I get you home!

Be home early.

A little pain never hurt anybody.

Don't take yourself so seriously, take what you do seriously!

Four things that do not back: time past, the spoken word, the sped arrow and a missed opportunity.

Turn off those lights. Do you think I am made of money?

What do you think I am ... a bank?


Birthdays being celebrated around here this week include: June 12 – Jackie Arnold, Jacqui Pollard, Dan Truax, Gerry Kline and Laine Vermilya; June 13 – Joe Allerding, Carol Beck and Tyler Spreng; June 15 – Jean Rice; June 16 – Debbie Henley, Barry Nall, Jace Wolford and Rich Ritchie; June 17 – Ken Ernsberger, Tonya Parker and Ella Vermilya.

Many happy returns of the day!


It is becoming a real challenge to get from point A to point B with all the road repairs and construction. I had a doctor’s appointment in Ashland last Monday, so I took back roads from Hayesville to bypass Ohio 60. When I was ready to come home, I thought I would zip down Ohio 511. That was not a good idea as the intersection of 511 and 30 was closed for repaving and I had to turn on 30 until I got to County Road 1095, then old 30, then 511.

Whew!


Wedding anniversaries for this week include: June 12 – Jill and Jaimie Book (their 19th), Don and Diana Plant (their 54th); June 13 – Ken and Julie Longnecker (their 21st), Joe and Jackie Arnold (their 20th); June 14 – Mick and Shirley McDaniel (their 59th).

Congratulations!


Have fresh garden strawberries? Try this fresh strawberry bread with melt-in-your-mouth strawberry glaze. This quick bread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes.

For the Bread: 3/4 cup granulated sugar; 1/2 cup milk; 1/2 cup oil; 1 large egg; 1 tsp. vanilla extract; 2 cups all-purpose flour; 2 tsp. baking powder; ¼ tsp. salt; 2 cups diced strawberries; 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour. For the Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar; 2 tablespoons melted butter; 1/3 cup finely diced strawberries; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk.

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

3. In a small bowl, toss together the strawberries and the 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the strawberries. Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.

4. Pour the bread batter into a greased 9"x5" bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced strawberries and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth.


Finally — I can be reached at tessie1@neo.rr.com or 419-938-7682, just leave a message and I’ll call you as soon as possible. Have a great week!