Heavenly Pineapple Salad

A pineapple salad with a Kansas connection.

This is another recipe where the back as as interesting as the front. The portions in brackets are words I’m guessing based on context.

I haven’t been able to sort out whether Mr. Gilham became mayor, but it’s interesting to see that Pratt’s slogan is currently, “Pratt has something for you!

Conrad D. Gilham
219 Cambridge Drive
Pratt, Kansas 67124

March 26, 1969

Dear Fellow Citizen:

The limited time remaining before election makes it impossib[le] for me to talk to each of you individually and express my views o[n] city government. I do think, however, that you should know where [I] stand so that you can cast your vote intelligently on April 1. F[or] this reason I choose to contact you personally by mail.

I firmly believe that the least you can expect from your ele[cted] officials is well managed, efficient government. I have had con[siderable] experience in the field of private and corporate business which I [shall] bring to this office.

I also believe that our elected officials should set up the necessary machinery to attract new business and industry to our [community]. We have the tools and the manpower… we just need to put them to[gether] into an effective force!

More importantly, if your community is to grow and proposer, I [think] that our city leadership should develop and promote an enthusiasti[c and] optimistic public image of “PRATT — WHERE THE ACTION IS.” If e[lected] I will do my best to provide this leadership and achieve this goal.

If you approve of this kind of thinking and if this is the at[titude] that you would like to have expressed in the Mayor’s Office, I wil[l] appreciate your vote in the election on April 1.

Sincerely Yours,

Conrad D. Gilham

From the box of L.S. from Joplin, Missouri.

Heavenly Pineapple Salad

1 pkg. lemon Jell-o
1 c. boiling water
3/4 c. pineapple juice
1 T. lemon juice

Chill to thick consistency.

Fold in 1-1/4 c. drained crushed pineapple.

1 c. grated shredded cheese (Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar)

1 c. whipped cream

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