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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Sure was a busy week again. On Monday my daughter Karen came up from Winona. She and Vickie took me out for lunch. The next day on my birthday, Dick and Vannie came down from St. Charles and took me to the Branding Iron for lunch. After our lunch we just went out riding. Was gone for 3 hours, my how the time flies when driving and talking. On Friday the 19th four of us ladies went to Rochester to visit our friend Ardis Haagenson who lives up there in a manor. I had some ground cherries given to me so I took a ground cherry pie up to her. That was a fun day as us ladies talked and had coffee and pie in the afternoon. I had so much company the week of my birthday and so many cards so have to say thank you all, for making my day so special. I guess the biggest hi-lite of the week was the beautiful rain we got, it was great.. . . . .ChuckleAt a college examination, a professor asked, Does the question bother you? Not a bit, replied the student, but Im having a lot of trouble with the answer.~~~~~~Squire: Well, Johnny and how are you now?Convalescent: Thanks sir for asking. I be better than I were, but beant as well as I were afore I was as bad as I be now.. . . . .The other fellows sins, like the other fellows car lights always seem more glaring than our own.. . . . . A Bible thats falling apart probably belongs to someone who isnt.. . . . . Its wiser to put off until tomorrow what youre making a mess of today.. . . . .Your leaves are dropping in my yard,said Mr. A one fall.I think you ought to rake them up. Its your tree, after all!Yes, what you said is true,responded Mr. B.But youve enjoyed its lovely shadeall summer long for free,and shouldnt that be worth the choreto help clean up the mess?The other pondered for a bit,then slowly said, Why, yes,you know I never thought of that,it really makes good sense.And cheerfully he raked the leaves on his side of the fence.. . . . . Did you know? There are 336 dimples in a golf .....
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Prairie Notes: Im making a list

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Grabbing an old notebook to find a clean sheet of paper, I spotted a list dated "summer, 2003." Expert list-maker that I am, I had drawn a vertical line on the left-hand side of the sheet with thick pencil. To the left of that line were tentative com ..... 
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Another one from Flaherty: Dormant Aid

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
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Last week, I was invited to speak at a fund raiser for the Dormant Aid Society. Over the years, I have spoken at many events and always received a fee or stipend of some sort. On this occasion, the opposite was the case. On this occasion, I was given ..... 
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Township Roads:All-Country, All-the-Time

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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I grew up with television. There was never a time that I can remember not having a television in our house, other than when it was in the repair shop. The television was the center of family activity for my three brothers and me. Our parents didnt w ..... 
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Another One from Flaherty: Some more things that I think about when I cant sleep.

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Have a nice day. Perhaps people mean well when they tell me to have a nice day, but I wish that they would refrain from doing so. The last time that I was having a nice day, the Sheriff intervened, the Judge gave me thirty days, and my wife went home ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Sep 19th, 2003
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Another reunionthis time it was a Lange reunion at our church at Big Spring. We only have it every two years and how we forget faces. We had a cooperative dinner after church services and food you wouldnt believe. Daughter Vickie and my niece Romon ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things: 9-11 and the Iraq War

Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
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In a recent poll conducted by the Minneapolis Tribune, about 50% of Minnesotans approve of how President Bush is handling the war. In April, 70% of Minnesotans approved of how the war was being conducted.

The poll also found tha ..... 
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At Home in the Big Woods - You cant go home again

Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
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Home eluded me recently when I went to Faribault, my hometown, to give a talk about the Big Woods and the book I wrote about it.

First, I drove around the East Side where I grew up. My old house is still there, but its a differ ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Sep 12th, 2003
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I always liked the month of September as the gardens were all picked, canned and down in the basements, school has started so everybody is back on schedule and of course its my birthday. Everybody says where has the summer gone? This summer was di ..... 
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