Saturday, May 4, 2019

AUDIO of our Talks and more history talks

THIS is a collection of audio from JHS, GSSRC and other sources that relate to history -- mostly of this area but other topics as well. Presented by  I hope you enjoy them.  Select \by file name. As time goes on - perhaps we will find time to sort and file with an index.  File names should guide you to some great talks at this point.  Sometimes and some systems - it is better to DOWNLOAD the file to your computer to play the audio ... but some will figure out the apps you need to play it directly from the cloud.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tasty History

 Imagine for a moment if you would, what it would mean to step back into a favorite memory.  A memory captured in your heart... but had roots in someone else's imagination and began with someone else's creation. Just such a creation appeared at the April 11th, 2019 monthly meeting of the Jay Historical Society.  It was presented by our very own Teresa Dobson. She graciously has shared her recipe with me (good things come to those who ask 😋) for the purpose of starting this food blog. A special food blog for those interested visitors to our page that want to create their own favorite memory knowing that the

Thank you Teresa for this memory making,
melt in your mouth creation!!!
Hickory & Brown Sugar Italian Meatballs – Teresa Dobson
Okay… so I don’t have some fancy “my mama’s mama who’s first cousin removed gave me this recipe” story, but I did stumble upon a great mix of two favorite ways to make Italian meatballs.   So here it is!...with a few variations.   Then of course I made it my own by adding a special finishing touch…BBQ!
·         1 lb. ground chuck 85/15
·         ½ lb ground pork
·         2 eggs (whisked)
·         4 slices of Italian bread (5 oz)
·         1 cup bread crumbs (Italian seasoned or garlic flavored…take your pick)
·         4 TBSP grated parmesan
·         ½ tsp garlic salt
·         1 tsp salt
·         Pinch of black pepper
·         2 TBSPs chopped fresh parsley
·         Optional to add depending on your likes:  Red pepper flakes, Italian herb seasoning, Onions (finely chopped) The optional ingredients are preference, but for mine I use red pepper flakes and herb seasoning, sprinkled lightly in the mix.
·         1 to 2 large bottles of Sweet Baby Rays Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ sauce (to your liking)
Preheat oven to 375.
Soak the bread in cold water for about five minutes, ringing out the excess water and pulling the bread apart with your fingers.  Some people use milk as substitute for water, but I prefer water.  Again, it’s up to you! 
Combine the meat, eggs, and parsley in a large bowl.  Add the bread.  Then add the dry bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic salt, and salt. (And any optional ingredients from the list).  You want to mix it together until just combined.  Now to stiffen them up a bit if you need to you can refrigerate first for about an hour then cook.
Using a cookie/ice cream scoop, scoop out the meatballs onto wax paper and then roll them into consistent balls.  Using the ice cream scooper is just easier to have them be the same size.
Place them on a cookie cooling rack.  Place that rack on a baking sheet that is lined in aluminum foil.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until you can cut into a meatball in the middle of the rack and not see pink.   *Pour barbecue sauce over the meatballs and bake for 15 to 20 more minutes as oven temperatures may vary.
Prep time:  15 minutes / Cook Time: 40-50 minutes / Total Time:  About an hour / Servings:  24 meatballs
*Note:  If you want to freeze the meatballs leave out the BBQ sauce and thaw them (at a later date) in a crock pot.   Add the barbecue sauce and cook in a crock pot on medium for 3 hours. 😊
        And of course, a major hit at the meeting were
Wayne and Brenda Cook's pecans. 
Perhaps they will share the recipe in a future post.
Thank you everyone
 for your tasty contributions that made our
April meeting a glorious success! 

Sunday, April 14, 2019


We are adding to this blog - the ability to author, edit and manage the blog for three more people. This is important to have several open to make changes or post to the blog. This "SHOULD" become one of the KEY ways to make announcements.. Once in the blog -- it is easy to share the post to social media or email and other media.   We are not limited to FB.  It also makes a concise way to get news posts out to NewsPAPER media in an email.  Photos and links to photos and more information can easily be editied into any post on any topic.    AND in the future the posts are easy to find and if needed RE-POST or edit and repost ....  Blogs are easy to use --- They are as simple as any word processor.  .....

HERE is our upcomming LANDING PAGE for our WEBSITE....
............. the plan is to make the URL  for jayhistoricalsociety dot org ... go to THIS PAGE.  It will be also accessible by a team of editors -- probably same people as the blog uses.....  Our existing website will remain in place and support background information just as it does now.

New author / editor status are going to
Marley Brown
Bobby Boutwell

One you sign in with your OWN gmail log in
you will have access anytime with that login.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A REMEMBRANCE MAY 25 (memorial)

One of our young men from Santa Rosa County died fighting in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. 

OD Harris was one of the younger brothers of the Harris family.  His youngest brother, Hoover Harris held possession of his posthumous purple heart - hoping to find a way to honor him in memoriam.  

Mrs. Lillian (Cook) Harris who was widowed in recent years, has taken his wishes to heart and found members of the Harris family who will help to transfer  to the Jay Museum-- with honors -- this symbol of sacrifice.  

On May 25 and 11 AM  this service and ceremony with take place. Kirby Harris is the presenter of the medal and materials. He is the grand-nephew of OD Harris.  

More information in these files....

We will also recognized others whose lives were given in service
in our nation's wars. But this ceremony is especially
to preserve this remembrance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Thank you for your donations to The Society.  We will put it to good use to maintain the museum and to educate the people of our region.  Donations buttons are located at our main website JAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

We encourage you to visit our monthly talks in the museum. 6pm, Every second Thursday.  We begin with some snacks and  have fascinating speakers. You'll meet some great people there too.

You can also SHARE THIS LINK (OUR PAY PAL ACCOUNT) to anyone who wants to donate or buy an item from the society... Just insert the desired amount of payment and method from the directions.


Thank you for taking the time to look into our Historical Society. Please drop in on Fridays or Saturdays between 10 and 3.  You can always email ahead or message us from Facebook to have a volunteer meet you at the museum for a special showing. Groups are encouraged.