A Thanksgiving Recipe and Welcome Home Davey Lopes!

I got this recipe from a friend.  She said her grandmother had it hand written on a recipe card.   Try it at your own risk!  

Stuffing for a Fifteen Pound Turkey

1 loaf bread, torn up in pieces

2 teaspoons sage

3 eggs

1 cup water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup popcorn

Mix all ingredients together. Stuff turkey. Bake at 450 degrees.

Stuffing is done when corn starts to pop and blows the turkey’s *ss

(behind) clear out of the oven.

I think I’ll stick to my tradition of baking the stuffing separate. 


Welcome home Davey Lopes!  

Woohoo!  And this quote from the LA Times made my day!

Dave Stewart calls Davey Lopes his best friend. He refers to him as a brother. And he thinks he might be the person who can guide Matt Kemp to greatness.

“Matt will have someone he can trust,” said Stewart, the former All-Star pitcher who is now Kemp’s agent.


Davey Lopes brings back memories when I started watching baseball. He was actually the first and only baseball I got signed back in the late 70’s or early 80.  


In 1981 Davey was at a local bank inauguration in Monterey Park where I lived at that time.  A friend caught one of the signed baseballs Davey was tossing and gave it to me.        

One day my little cousins asked me if I had a baseball they could use so they could play on the street.  I gave them the only ball I had.  When they returned it, it was pretty battered. 

Photo day was coming up (the only day I used to take pictures back then) and I felt bad for Davey that the crowd was booing Davey on account of his batting slump.  I wanted him to know that there were fans on the stands that were not booing him.  I was very shy back then but I thought I would buy him a card to lift his spirit.  

The day before Photo Day I went to a Hallmark store and read all the cards related to lifting someone’s spirit until I found the one I liked the most.    

There I was the following day with my little Kodak camera and my card taking pictures and waiting for Davey to come out. 

By the time I had seen practically every player, I realized Davey was not going to come out on account of the recent booing. 

I spotted Jerry Reuss and asked him if he could give my card to Davey Lopes.  He said “No, can’t do it” It was against the rules  or something like that.   I felt bad then I spotted Bobby Welch coming out and I asked him.  He looked at me  and said “I sure will!”   I became a Bobby Welch fan from that day on!      

Dodgers won the World Series in 1981.   In November of that year, I received a postcard from Davey Lopes with his picture on the cover and in the back it said “Thank you for your support” I still have the postcard. (I might update my post with a pic of the baseball and postcard).     

Again, Welcome home Davey Lopes!



  1. blithescribe

    I agree with you on the stuffing – It cuts down on the cooking time and keeps the bird from drying out if you cook the stuffing separately.
    I loved your story about Davey Lopes and I hope you do share a post of the postcard later. What a sweet thing for you to do as a child and how nice of him to write you back! I’ll bet your card meant a lot to him.


  2. crzblue2

    Is more toasty that way making it outside the turkey and healthier.
    That too, it cost on the cooking time. I would love to tell Davey Lopes the story. I’ll look for my baseball and postcard during the holiday.

  3. raysrenegade

    The Phillies lost of their senses is the Dodgers ultimate gain here.
    Great that Davey Lopes get to come home surrounded by friendly faces like Dave Stewart who will embrace his skill, passion and thrist for this great game.

    Rays Renegade


  4. crzblue2

    Hey Jenn! Yes 🙂 I got my wish and so many Dodger fans that like DAvey Lopes.
    the recipe was a joke. I just can’t imagine someone following it and I am not about to experiment.
    I just loved what Dave Stewart said! Matt Kemp stays as a Dodger!

  5. luvthedodgers23

    A little late on this Emma but I just wanted to say that is a great
    Davey Lopes story. Thanks for sharing. I’m happy that the Dodgers brought Davey Lopes back. Reading his and Dave Hansen’s comments about what it meant to be a Dodger did my heart well. I’m hoping they can instill that sense of winning and playing hard and pride in the Dodgers uniform to our Boys. See ya soon!

  6. crzblue2

    Hey Thanks LTD23!
    Now we have Davey, Cey and Garvey working for the Dodgers. Russell shows up sometimes so we’ll have photo opportunities!
    Hope you are feeling much better!

  7. cpompe1

    Hey Emma!
    It sure is fun being a Dodger fan right now! We re-sign Kuroda-san, Davey comes back to wear blue, we sign Garland (we still should’ve had him for 2009) and now Uribe is in our sights!!! And gnat fans are hating the prospect that Uribe might be wearing Dodger Blue in 2011! I love it! 🙂

  8. rrrt

    Hi Emma! I realize I’m a bit late with this, but I would love to see it if anyone ever actually tried that! Just picturing stuff shooting out of the turkey is making me giggle. 🙂
    I loved your story about Davey. The Phillies were stupid to let him go. Do post a picture of the card and ball when you get a chance!
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

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