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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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