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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

I was gone again, there’s so much going on. My sister-in-law, Carol, took me along to Rochester Saturday afternoon as her granddaughter was in a dance group at the Mayo Civic Center. I had never been there before, what a lovely place. It lasted from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There were 36 different acts from three-year-olds up to seniors in high school. Those kids did great. After that was over, Carol and I drove on up to Goodhue to my sister’s granddaughter’s graduation party. Carol and I got a little lost, but we finally found the place. There was a big crowd and lots of good food. We got back to Harmony about 10:00 p.m., a little tired. Friday, I had a birthday party for a cousin of mine. She was unable to come, but we went ahead and had it anyway. We all had a nice visit and had lunch, so it was fun. Maybe next time cousin you can join us.

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Chuckle

A man was seated next to his banker at the regular weekly Civic Club luncheon. “Somebody told me you were looking for a cashier,” the first man said. “Yes, we are,” the banker said. “But I thought you just hired one a month ago,” the man said. “We did, the banker said, “he’s the one we’re looking for.”

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Ole tells us that Lena’s mother came to Minnesota in a covered wagon. Ole adds, “and if you ever have seen Lena’s mother, den you vould know vhy da wagon vas covered.”

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Sometimes the money you save doing it yourself will come in handy for getting it done over.

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Being right half the time, beats being half right all the time.

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When we are alone,

we have our thoughts to watch.

When we are with our family, our tempers

When in society . . . our tongues.

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Mom’s Bouquet

Dandelion blossoms in a small, grimy hand,

but his heart beats true.

My three-year-old who says,

“I picked these flowers

just for you.”

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Did you know?

The bible contains:

• 3,566,480 words

• 773,693 verses

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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, May 30th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

Today as I write my column it is May 24. I always write a week ahead, then send it through the mail so you can read it on Monday. Today, May 24, is special as it was my parents wedding day and they were married in 1917. My mother always said it was a ..... 
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Another One From Flaherty: Sam moves in and there goes the neighborhood

Fri, May 30th, 2003
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of light, it was a time of darkness when Sam entered upon the scene. He was a young dog less than a year old when he came from nowhere to make his home with us. When I took him to the ..... 
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Township Roads: It's Eleanor's Fault

Fri, May 30th, 2003
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Sheep grazed the lawn of the White House until well into the FDR administration. I suspect it was Eleanor who decided that it was time to get rid of the livestock. That set a bad precedent for lawns and the mowing that inevitably followed. If sheep s ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Jamie Rose Howe

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Last night when I was driving home from my graduation party, alone in the dark, I could only see a few hundred feet in front of my car. I couldn’t see the turns up ahead, or the hill I have to climb, or the deer, or the large crack in the road. I the ..... 
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Fourth Annual Bluff Country Bird Festival

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Have you ever wished for the excitement of seeing something again for the first time? That's how I feel about the migrating warblers, small colorful songbirds that flit about in the trees eating insects. A friend of mine calls them "flying works of a ..... 
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Another View: Farmers need to be active in 'Wall Street' government

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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In today's economy, farmers need to be involved in two governments: our regular, civic government; and a second "economic or Wall Street" government.

For generations, farmers have looked to the government to help solve their in ..... 
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