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Williamsburg Villager May 2021

Williamsburg Villager May 2021

Williamsburg Villager May 2021

May Day

By David Crane

Again, sorry for being late, but we have had lots of distractions around the stove!  You’ll see in a separate article, we have seniors graduating within the Crane’s Store family.  And then of course Shanellen has been gone with the birth of her and Andrew’s son Charlie!  Born Charles Shelton Sullivan on April 26th.  21 Inches and 7# 11 oz for the statistic minded.  Congrats!!

I have just experienced Trask’s graduation and getting ready for Mason’s.  Then apartment hunting for Trask and dorm shopping for Mason.  Then an empty nest!  Don’t know if I’m ready for that eventuality but bring it on.

Also, around the stove, the Liar’s Club is back.  The gentlemen have been vaccinated and are happy to be back.  Come see them on a Thursday for lunch and bring a good lie.

We are still re-arranging in the store, trying to make things more shoppable.  Be patient with our changes and we hope you’ll be pleased.

Hope to be on time next month and we’ll see you around the stove!

Graduation News from Crane’s Store

By David Crane

Trask Crane is graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Biology in Engineering Certificate. After graduation, he will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He has received their President's Fellowship, an honor bestowed upon a select group of highly qualified doctoral students in the nation. 

Mason Crane is graduating from Fulton High School.  He will be attending the University of Missouri - Columbia, Honors College, in the Fall.  He is undecided on a major but is leaning towards either physics or finance.

Mitchell Canterbury is graduating from Wellsville-Middletown High School.  He will be attending the University of MIssouri - Columbia in the Fall.  He will be pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business and has pledged to Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Happening Around the Burg

The Williamsburg Community Center will hold its summer fish fry on Saturday, June 26th, from 5 to 7pm at the center. Suggested donation is $10.00, children age 12 and under are free. Our center is showing its age. We have had to make repairs to the water line this year, the roof is looking kind of shaggy and we’re going to have to remove some trees. Come join us and help keep her shining for years to come.

June 20th is Father’s Day and Marlene's Restaurant will be serving lasagna from noon until it’s gone.

Chocolate Ice Box Pudding

By Eleanor Nichell

  • 2 bars of semi sweet German chocolate. Melt in 1 ½ tbsp of water over a slow fire
  • 4 egg yokes (pasteurized) beaten
  • beat 2 tbsp of sugar into eggs and chocolate mix
  • add 1 cup of whipped cream
  • Add 4 egg whites (beaten)

Line pan with lady fingers and pour mixture over them. Put in refrigerator overnight.

The Williamsburg Villager is provided by Crane's Museum and Shoppes. Please submit any announcements to David Crane at Crane's Country Store located next door to the museum by the 15th of each month to ensure publication.

Annual subscriptions are available for a $12.00 donation to the museum.

Crane's Museum & Shoppes

10665 Old US Hwy 40

Williamsburg, MO 63388


Crane's Museum is a Regional History Museum located in Williamsburg MO. We invite visitors of all ages to enjoy a step back in time. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in Marlene's Restaurant, shop for gifts at Town House Treasures, or get ready for any season at Crane's country Store's Clearance and Closeout Shop.

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