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Ingredients

2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with cornstarch and add water. Stir. Cook until clear and then cool. Set aside.

Beat egg whites with salt and vanilla until thick. Add 6 tablespoons sugar and beat well. Add cornstarch mixture and again beat well.

Place meringue on top of pie and bake at 350 degrees until meringue is golden brown.

Doris Pells
Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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