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Ingredients

Crust:
1-1/2 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Filling:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 eggs
2 packages (10 ounces each) sliced frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
16 ounces Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

To make crust, mix vanilla wafers and butter and press into buttered 9-inch pie plate. Chill until firm, about 45 minutes. To make filling, cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and gradually stir in sifted confectioners sugar. Add two beaten eggs; beat mixture until fluffy. Spoon into vanilla wafer crust; smooth top. Fold thawed and drained strawberries into thawed Cool Whip. Spread strawberry mixture over egg mixture. Chill until firm, 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Betty Blaser
Rock Island




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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