Linda had the wonderful experience
President's Day weekend fundraiser 2013.
Glad to report that my cherry cheesecakes,
cherry pies, and red velvet-vanilla chip
cookies, plus five pints of my mom's yellow
squash pickles, all sold out. Not so with my
gluten-free fudge brownies, however - guess
no one in Schoharie County has gluten
allergies! All in all, a very successful
President's Day weekend fundraiser for the
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley.
APRIL 2012 Earlier this week I competed in Orlando Florida for the first time in the Pillsbury Bake-Off, the "World Cup" of amateur cooking contests in the US. I actually won one of the nine prizes awarded, $5000 cash! There were 100 finalists from all over the country and four of us had aviation backgrounds so we were asked to bring our airline uniforms to pose for a group photo, but unfortunately the other three didn't get that request in time. Sad to say, in the intervening 35 years I had lost the uniform hat and grown well past my original size 4, but was able to make it through the photo session with a few deep breaths! It was great fun, and very nostalgic to wear that uniform again! If you can use the photo, Pillsbury requests that the following caption go with it: Taking Flight Four of the 100 finalists at the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest have worked in the aviation industry. Finalists from across the country are competing for a $1 million grand prize on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida. The grand prize winner will be announced live Tuesday, March 27, on Hallmark Channel's "The Martha Stewart Show." Best regards, Linda Gaetz Blakely PS: While in Orlando I was able to get together for a short while one afternoon with Linda Graves DeBartolo and Thila Gerber, who live not far from the hotel. No photos but what a nice visit!
LINDA GAETZ BLAKELY
ONA Crew Orphans no more
The photos that Tony Destro bought on Ebay
finally found their home with Linda!
Tony found these wonderful ONA stewardess photos on E-Bay! Tony tried to get the owner to get permission to publish the photos but to no avail. So Tony bought the photos all to our delight!
The photos are taken at
Gatwick London UK.
Alexander House at