Deserted Island Archive

Kathy Hope Erickson photographs elusive Deserted Island!

Kathy Hope Erickson was the guest Castaway on Deserted Island on Friday, January 7th, 2013. Lo and Behold Kathy actually took a picture of her dessert on her island! She also selected ten songs she would choose to have with her, if stranded, perhaps forever. She also chose pear pie with streusel top as her favorite dessert. Kathy remembers her early years in Sitka, lip syncing as The Supremes (see below) and traveling across the country on the program. Below you can hear the show, see Kathy’s list of ten songs and link to a pear pie recipe.

Leandra (Mary) Baker (L) Kathy Hope Erickson (C) and Laurie Cropley (R) dressed as The Pointer Sisters circa 1991.

Leandra (Mary) Baker (L) Kathy Hope Erickson (C) and Laurie Cropley (R) dressed as The Supremes circa 1991.

1. The Lord’s Bright Blessing – Bob Cratchitt (Jack Cassidy)

2. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Kermit Ruffins & The Rebirth Brass Band

3. Come, Let Us Bless Joseph, St. Innocent Academy; St. Michael’s trio

4. You’ll Never Know – Maura O’Connell

5. San Antonio Rose – Ray Price/Willie Nelson

6. Tsu Heidei – Harold Jacobs

7. The Poor People of Paris – Edith Piaf

8. Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin

9. Just a Walkin’ in the Rain – Johnny Ray

10. Memories Are Made of This – Dean Martin

Recipe for Pear Pie!

Pear Pie with Streusel Topping and Caramel Sauce Recipe


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