S: Three Little Houses...and one more
BC: With all my heart I believe that the best place to prepare...for Eternal Life is in the Home! David O McKay | Our Father's House
FC: Three Little Houses | in Memory of our sister Teresa~ until we meet again | and One More
1: Three Little Houses | by Kimberly Fletcher | Three little houses enter the world, tenderly crafted by three little girls. With each little house uniquely its own, each little girl created a home. The first little house was built with broad walls to welcome all the loved ones who would pass through its halls. The second was built, trimmed with ribbons and lace, Embracing all who entered with Victorian Grace. The third little house built for comfort and ease Presented life’s simple pleasures and a spirit of peace. In threads of love woven like the pieces of a quilt The little girls delighted in the homes that they’d built. With each new addition from Heaven above Their houses spilled over with an abundance of love. And just when they thought they could not love another They opened their arms and welcomed a brother. And his little house, built sturdy and strong, Provided comfort and safety to all who belonged. Stepping back, they all marveled at their growing neighborhood. They saw what they’d created and they knew it was good. Sadly, as often happens when years pass by, their lives were divided by distance and time. But they held on to the memories they would treasure forever knowing someday their families would again be together. So they looked on with great hope to a brighter day When all of God’s children would come home to stay. For they knew though this life had divided their lives One day their houses would sit side by side!
2: Kimberly Rachelle March 19, 1966 Teresa Eileen July 18, 1968 Stacy Ann August 23, 1969 | 1969 | 1970 | Aunt Helen's House 1971 | Three Little Girls | Enter the World! | Three Little Girls | And their story begins...
3: Stacy's Wedding Day 1990 | Kittanning, PA 1982
4: the roots of our foundation | Mom & Dad
5: The Tregaskes Family 1984 | Our | Foundation
6: Through the Years
7: Kansas City, MO 1993 | Silver Spring, MD 1975 | Kittanning, PA 1984 | Cowansville, PA 1981 | Pittsburgh, PA 1973 | Kittanning, PA 1968
8: Kimberly | Kimberly & Great Grandma | Kimberly with Dad at Merrie Miss Daddy Daughter night
9: Teresa | Teresa playing Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
11: Our Houses | Fletcher Family | Gehring Family | Gooden Family | Families are like quilts; lives pieced together, sticked with smiles and tears, colored with memories and bound with love. | 1993
12: Our Heritage | Family History was very important to Teresa. This book was created in an effort to keep that history alive and celebrate the life of our sister, daughter, mother, wife, and friend who gave so much to all of us. May her memory live on through the pages of this book. | In Loving Memory of Teresa Eileen Gehring | Myers | Pennsylvania | the place we will always call Home | T | July 18, 1968- November 19, 2011
13: Kimberly & Teresa with their children at the family church in Cowansville, 1997 | Uncle George's Store | Nan Nan & Pap Pap's House The "Homestead House" Showing what is left of the 11 pine trees Grandma Jesse planted for each of her children | Teresa enjoying a day at he lake in PA, 1985 | Myer's Family Cemetery in Cowansville | Grandma with DJ & Cassie petting an Amish horse
14: Grandma's | The greatest heritage we received from the Tregaskes side of the family were the recipes that came from Grandma's Kitchen. Christmas just wouldn't be the same without them. | Grandma's | Kitchen | Tregaskes | GRANDMA'S GERMAN WILTED LETTUCE SALAD 5 slices bacon 1 tbsp. sugar 3 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 med. head lettuce 1/3 c. fresh red onion rings 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Drain well on paper towels. Cool bacon drippings slightly. Add sugar and vinegar; heat. Meanwhile wash lettuce and dry. Tear into bite-size pieces and place in bowl. Add onion rings, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add hot vinegar and bacon sauce and toss lightly. Crumble crisp bacon over top. Serves 6. NOTE: Grandma used iceberg lettuce and omitted the onions when she made this. | GRANDMA'S BLACK WALNUT REFRIGERATOR COOKIES 3/4 cup butter or margarine 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup black walnuts (coarsely chopped) Cream butter, shortening and sugars; add eggs and mix well; mix in salt, soda, baking powder and vanilla till smooth; mix in flour; add black walnuts and mix well. Form dough into logs on wax paper - wrap up in the wax paper and chill overnight. Slice into 1/4 inch slices and put on cookie sheets (leave room - the baking powder causes them to expand to about 1.33 times the size of the slice you make) Bake at 375 for 6 to 8 minutes (they should not get dark). Yield: 8-12 dozen cookies (depending on how big you make your logs)
15: INGREDIENTS: 4 cups sifted flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cake compressed yeast (see Note) 1 1/4 cups cold butter, chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 4 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla Powdered sugar Filling: 5 egg whites, lightly beaten 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup ground walnuts or pecans INSTRUCTIONS: Sift flour once, measure, add salt, yeast and butter. Cut into flour until mixture resembles fine meal. | GRANDMA'S AMAZING NUTHORN COOKIES (from our Hungarian Roots) | Combine sour cream, egg yolks and vanilla, add to flour mixture and blend. Divide dough into 6 portions. Roll out each in a 9-inch circle on a board sprinkled with powdered sugar. Combine egg whites, sugar, vanilla, almond extract and nuts. Divide into 6 portions. Spread over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll each from outside to pointed end. Arrange on a baking sheet with points down. Bake in a 325 oven for about 30 minutes, or until done. Cool, then store in a tightly covered container. Yields 4 dozen cookies Note: If substituting dry yeast, use 1 envelope stirred into 2 tablespoons warm water and set aside until foamy.
16: The first little girl built a house and soon the others followed | Three little houses enter the world, tenderly crafted by three little girls | With each little house uniquely its own, each little girl created a home.
17: Oh, how Our Houses Grew
18: The Sacred Grove, July 1998 | Our Growing House
19: Christmas Gathering | at Grandma & Grandpa's House, December 2006 | Left to right: Kimberly, Noah, Jordan, Joseph, William, Stacy, Michael, Zachary, Amber, Aunt Janice, (Derek holding Ethan in back), Uncle Bobby, Adam, Grandma, Grandpa, Cassie. (Teresa's family was not able to come.)
20: Kimberly's House | Established June 21, 1985
21: The first little house was built with strong walls to welcome all the loved ones who would pass through its halls.
22: Kimberly's | House | July 1990 | July 2011 | New Years 2009 | Sealing Day June 21, 1986
23: Our Family, December 2008
24: Amber's sealing Day, February 1998
25: Our Family Grows | Derek JR "DJ" | Cassiopeia | Jordan | Zachary | Adam | Amber | Noah | Ethan | April 4, 1986 | July 31, 1987 | April 19, 1989 | January 18, 2000 | January 7, 2004 | September 21, 1997 | January 15, 1993 | October 17, 1990
26: Teresa's House
27: The second little house, trimmed with ribbons and lace, | embraced all who entered with Victorian grace. | Rick & Teresa Gehring April 16, 1988
29: Teresa's House
31: Autumn March 4, 1990 | Luc March 29, 1991 | Isaac December 1, 1995 | Rich & Teresa ~Teresa holding Luc, Rich with Jordan & Zach | Growing Up Gehring!
32: Stacy's House | the third little house, built for comfort and ease, presented life's simple pleasures and a spirit of peace. | Gooden Family
33: Randy & Stacy June 15, 1990
35: Stacy's | House
37: Joseph November 19, 1991 | Michael | William | September 25, 2001 | August 18, 1994
38: In threads of love women like the pieces of a quilt... | Three little girls with their mother.
39: ...The little girls delighted in the homes that they'd built.t
40: With each new addition from heaven above... | Their houses spilled over with an abundance of love.
42: Our Brother's House | And just when they thought they could not love another, they opened their arms and welcomed a brother! | Jr, Linda, Carly, & Macy 2010 | Macy February 29, 2000 | Carly March 28, 2003 | JR March 23, 1964 | Linda June 16, 1967
43: Williams | JR & LindaWilliams | March 24, 1990 | Family
44: Our Brother's House | and his little house, built sturdy and strong | provided comfort and safety to all who belonged.
46: Moments | Two Expectant Mommies Teresa with Autumn (1st baby) and Kimberly with Jordan (3rd baby) | Kimberly & Mom | 3 Little Girls & their mother | Stacy with Joseph, William & Michael | Kimberly & Mom (holding Cassie) | Teresa with Luc | Teresa with Autumn & Luc | Kimberly with Derek & Adam | Kimberly & Zach
47: Our Foster brother Tommy 1975 | Teresa with Autumn & Luc | Kimberly with Noah and Ethan | Stacy & Michael | Kimberly with Noah and Ethan | Linda with Macy & Carly | Linda & Macy | Teresa sharing family history with her children | Stacy & Joseph
48: A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost
49: Sisters | A sister is God's way of proving he doesn't want us to walk alone. | Our newest sister JR's wife Linda Two Mommy's to be: Lida is carrying Macy Kimberly is carrying Noah | Teresa & Stacy 2008
50: Stepping back, they all marveled at their growing neighborhood. They saw what they created and they knew it was good.
52: Sadly, as often happens when years pass by, their lives were divided by distance and time. | But they held on to the memories they would treasure forever knowing someday their families would again be together.
54: Our Parents House
55: Though Grandma and Grandpa have lived in many houses, this is how their house looks in our hearts. | Grandparents hold our hands for a little while and our hearts forever
56: Grandma & Grandpa's House | Posterity is the patriotic name for Grandparents. ~Art Linkletter | Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson | There's no place like home except Grandma's
57: Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse
58: Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse
60: ...so they looked on with great hope to a brighter day | ItchyCoo July 1999
61: when all of God's children will come home to stay. | Salt Lake Temple, November 2011 | Our Sealing Day February 1974 | God's House
62: For they knew though this life had divided their lives... | Families are Forever | Teresa's funeral, November 2011
63: Itchycoo Tullahoma, TN 1998 | Other things may changes us but we start and end with Family
64: It's just the beginning of the story! | Isaac, Michael & William at T's | Autumn & Amber | Zach, William, & Joseph | Macy, Noah & Amber on Derek | Gehring & Gooden boys 2004 | Fletcher's with Meemaw & eepaw | 2004 | Dj's Wedding 2007 | JR & Kimberly 2003 | Grandma with Joseph & William 1998
65: ...One day their houses would sit side by side! | Hope of a brighter day... | 2004