Archive for January 27th, 2010

Wordless Wednesday – Constantine “Tom” Breneman and his horse and buggy

by Sherry Stocking Kline
January 27th, 2010

My almost Wordless Wednesday!

Here is a favorite photo of mine, my great-grandfather, Constantine “Tom” Breneman and his horse and buggy.  Tom was a Civil War veteran and then later farmed in Sumner County, Kansas, near Mayfield and Milan.  My mother, his grandaughter remembers that  he “had high stepping horses”.

Constantine "Tom" Breneman & Horse & Buggy
Constantine “Tom” Breneman & Horse & Buggy

Constantine “Tom” was married to Salinda E. (Rose) Breneman, but they divorced later in life. Constantine and Salinda had five children, Ira, Albert, Harvey, Otto, Carrie, and May and you can see their photographs here.

Other Breneman Posts:

Tombstone Tuesday – Salinda E. (Rose) Breneman

Tombstone Tuesday – Albert Breneman – Too Young to Die

Music Monday – “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – this post includes a saying that Carrie Breneman Jones used to tell her children about cold weather.

German Chocolate Cake isn’t Really German!

by Sherry Stocking Kline
January 27th, 2010

Oh dear!   According to a Tweet by @FamilyTreeMag (they must be bent on spoiling my Wednesday with this news!)  and a link to, it seems that German Chocolate Cake isn’t even German.

According to the cake derived its name from the German’s Chocolate Bar, developed by Englishman, Sam German. According to the website German’s chocolate bar is similar to milk chocolate, but a little sweeter.

Well, Mmm, I can certainly attest to the little sweeter.  I was never much of a coconut fan, but on the German Chocolate Cake, even coconut tastes wonderful. (It’s always worth a second helping.)

Check out the website for the German Chocolate Cake’s history and here’s a link to their original German Chocolate Cake recipe.

And if you weren’t hungry for the cake before you read the recipe and see all the wonderful pictures, you will be then!   MmMmm.

Now, it’s off to the store for some German Chocolate…

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