Hopefully by the time you are reading this we will have our car back. We have a nice rental, however it is not ours. I don’t know how long I will be dodging traffic, hopefully it will end soon. Charlie has already threatened to stop driving because it makes me nervous and it has nothing to do with his driving.

I received a really nice letter from the boy’s girl friend that gave us water while we waited on the ambulance. His name was Jamison and she is Jade. It is great to know who cared enough to help.
The only problem she didn’t send a recipe from her self or her mother.

This summer has really been to hot to cook, so I’m sending you sandwiches. I got them from the 1978 Orange County Senior Citizen’s cook book that I got from Charlie’s mom years ago.

Tuna or Chicken Salad

• 1 can tuna or chicken (I always use the one packed in water.)
• 1 chopped apple
ª 1/2 cup chopped celery
• 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
• 2 boiled eggs, chopped
• 1 cup salad dressing

Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a sandwich or my favorite thing to do is put it in a bed of lettuce as a salad.

Macaroni Salad

• 2 cups shell macaroni
• 17 ounce small sweet peas, drained (I always use frozen peas)
• 1 cup diced ham
• 1 cup diced cheddar cheese
• 1 cup diced celery
• 2 tablespoons salad oil
• 2 tablespoons vinegar
• 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 2 tablespoon pickle relish
• 2 boiled eggs
• 1/2 cup salad dressing.

Cook macaroni and drain. While still hot drizzle with oil and vinegar. Add onion and salad dressing. Toss well. Gently add remaining ingredients. Chill and serve on bed of lettuce. These were Essie McDonald recipes. I know the chicken or tuna salad is good and the macaroni sounds Gooder’n Syrup. Von