News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County


with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner!
Fall is here, and after a long, hot summer, I am sure ready for some fall weather. My favorite part of fall is watching the leaves change colors and, of course, the cooler weather. Last week, I got a beautiful rust/yellow colored mum for my patio area. I have noticed several homes in our area that have mums and pumpkins out.
Recently, I took an Egg Custard pie to Walt and Ann Bennett. I was not able to visit with them, but their son Barry met me on the porch to take the pie. This recipe was given to me years ago by the late Elsie Maness Smith, and it is not only delicious but very easy to make. I would like to share it with my readers:
THIS PIE DOES NOT REQUIRE A CRUST (it makes it own). You need four eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, three tablespoons of butter, 1/2 cup of Bisquick, two cups of milk and two teaspoons vanilla. Mix all in a blender. Pour into greased pie plate. Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake at 350 for approximately 30-35 minutes. Make two and give one away!
Recently my nephew Don Bishop from Texas rang my doorbell. What a surprise to see him. We had a very nice visit sitting on my deck, even though we had to social distance. Don is the son of the late Eldridge and Arvie Patterson Bishop. His mother grew up in our Hickory Corner Community.
Company again for me. My son Terry was back, and my daughter Cindy came with him. I love the company, especially during this pandemic. Someone to talk to makes my day a good one. Terry wanted to be here when my new septic system was put in. I have been to very few places since March other than the grocery store, but Cindy and I went to Kohl’s and did a little shopping. I mean how can you ignore a 30 percent off coupon. Seemed almost normal except for wearing our masks. I am still being very careful, and I still encourage people to wear a mask and social distance. I know we want this virus to go away, but it will take all of us to get it done.
Tidbits: In late 1592 to early 1594, the Bubonic Plague killed more than 10,000 people living in London. That was in the midst of William Shakespeare’s career. Shakespeare lost four siblings to the plague. Outbreaks continued on and off until The Great Plague of London took place from 1665-1666, killing an estimated 100,000 people. The main carrier was rats (
Remember in prayer Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T. Roland, Peggy Lard, Earl Clayton, Charles Beacham and Ray Hinson. Also, pray for our Henderson police officer, Sgt. Rick Hopper. If you would like to add or remove a name to our prayer list, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159. Call me at 989-3315 with any news and tidbits. It is difficult to write this column without the help of the readers. If you enjoy reading the Hickory Corner News, you need to let me know what is happening with you and your family.
Make it a great week and do not forget to wear your mask.