Our Glass is Half Full

Kickstarter Quick Facts:

  • April 20
  • Total Pledged: $4369
  • 62% Funded Toward Goal

Dear Kith and Kin,

The doors have closed on our second campaign event, and the custodian is sweeping up the confetti and streamers from the empty gymnasium floor.  And Oh! what a grand party it was….  We thank Yahtzee Quartet, Clint McCune, and Christine Deaton Moody for making it a very special and festive evening.  And we thank all those who came out to support us—even from across the border!  Your presence was precious, and every dollar given that evening brought us well over the halfway point to our goal.  Thank you all, so much.

With our glass now half full, both in Donations and in Days Remaining, we are encouraged but aware of the need to finish strong.  Indeed, if our campaign continued at its current rate, our statistics show that we would fall short of our goal:

That’s why we have continued to contact you weekly with these newsletters.  We want to give you an accurate picture of how we’re doing.  And we hope that if you want to see this album completed as much as we do, you’ll act right now by going to www.kickstarter.com, and donating what you can in order to make those little blue dots swing upward.  It’s true:  your single donation will increase the effectiveness of everyone else’s donations.  That’s the beauty of Kickstarter, and frankly the new face of the music industry:  more than ever before, musicians are depending on the support of the individual—we are depending on YOU.

Don’t forget that our online auction  gives you a second way to give because these funds go to our Kickstarter campaign, too.  It’s been fun to watch the bidding wars unfold.  Act now to place your bid, as a few of our items are still at a fraction of their retail value!  New items are added regularly, so check back frequently until the auction closes on April 30th at 11:59pm!

Today’s recipe can be found in one of our auction items: a signed copy of Aunt Evelyn’s most recent book, “Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living.”  I make it using my favorite SaltWorks salt, “Wildfire”—also available in our auction—which gives the dish a wonderfully smoky flavor.

Creamed Chicken on Toast

1 c. diced cooked chicken
2 T. butter or margarine
2 T. flour
1 c. milk
Salt and Pepper to taste


Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan and blend in flour, stirring until smooth and bubbly.  Gradually stir in milk and continue cooking and stirring until it thickens.  Add chicken and seasoning and serve hot over toast.

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