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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Jun 20th, 2003
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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What if God had voice mail?

I have learned to live with voice mail as a necessary part of modern life, but I have often wondered what if God had voice mail?

I imagine praying and hearing this: "Thank you fo ..... 
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Township Roads: It's Eleanor's Fault, Part II

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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I seem to recall mentioning how Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for lawn care when she chased the sheep off the White House lawn, thereby turning a nice pasture into a no-mans land of neatly trimmed grass. This was the beginning of the end for gu ..... 
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The Commute: Nancy Drew: girl detective

Fri, Jun 13th, 2003
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It was 1970 and I was in third grade when I met Nancy Drew. I suppose it was our designated library hour and I was searching the shelves in our small, Catholic school librarya room the size of a walk-in closet. I spotted two nearly identical yello ..... 
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Prairie Notes: Reaching the end

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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By now, the last textbooks have been turned in, the lockers emptied of all but the bit of tape that held this years photos, and band members have rid themselves of the last vestiges of "Pomp and Circumstance" that played on and on in their brains af ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things: Bandit country

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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Jesus, Liu, what do you have that for? I asked in English.   My astonishment was quickly translated into Chinese for Liu, who just a few seconds before had pulled a sock out of his pocket. Inside the sock was a handgun.[Read the Rest]

Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Jun 6th, 2003
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I was gone again, theres 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 ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, May 30th, 2003
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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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