Talked with Sue Wills and this is her recipe:

She uses shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped celery and green onion then sugar coats her almonds to be added when ready to serve.  The dressing can be make the day before - 2 tablespoons sugar; 2 tablespoons vinegar; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/4 cup oil (whisk up before putting on the salad - it will thicken). Add mandarin oranges. She also said, other lettuces can be used.