"Mash cherries and let them stand in a warm place for a few days, stirring occasionally.
"Then press out and save the juice. Strain, and add 3 parts water to 1 part juice, and add 3 pounds sugar to one gallon of mixture.
"Then let stand 6 weeks in jars after which add 1/2 pint alcohol to 1 gallon wine.
Bottle and cork.
(Origin - Handwritten recipe journal, dated November 24, 1934. Author unknown.)