Eliza Spalding Warren
By Jane Kirkpatrick
On the Occasion of the Linn Chapter DAR Commemoration of 1938 Plaque
September 13, 2015 Brownsville, OR
Stalwart child Stalwart wife
Language-linked Who listened
to English, Nez Perce chose and lived
Cayuse; love with strains
clear that love
and duty wedded
Stalwart child on the Warren Ranch
who told stories
Kept them folded Stalwart mother
in her memory, takes her daughters
tears spilling back to Waiilatpu,
into sorrow back to Lapwai,
softening raged edges transforms history.
She weaves stories
Stalwart daughter with new endings.
warm and strong Brave Eliza
sorting father's letting go of sorrow
changes and demands giving words to
weaving reconciliation grief
into family threads. Her heart so large
Stalwart sister She reminds us -
urging safety if we allow her --
cautious laughter to chose a faithful
praying for a future stalwart life
putting pain to rest
The other thing that happened on that day was a gathering of 200 or more who laughed and listened and celebrated her life. Afterwards we did what every pioneer gathering did...we ate! And here is a recipe requested by many for the butterscotch brownies made and served by my good friend Carol Tedder. Enjoy!
BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIES from Carol Tedder
Made for The Memory Weaver launch September 13, 2015
Melt 1/4 cup butter in medium size saucepan on low heat.
Add 1 cup brown sugar and stir until blended. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Add 1 egg and stir thoroughly.
Mix 3/4 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt in small bowl. Add to mixture in sauce pan.
Stir well. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.
Spread in well-greased and floured square 8x8 pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. (Don't overbake!) Cut in squares while warm.
Excellent served warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup!
(Carol says: Jane, I haven't tried using rice flour in this recipe but it probably would need a couple of tablespoons more than 3/4 cup to make it gluten-free.)