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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Are you done shopping? I remember years ago it was almost Christmas and I hadn't done any shopping for my kids, so my husband baby-sat and I ran uptown late afternoon and shopped. I got the kids a little gift, my mother some cotton stocking, and my dad a necktie. I had a $20.00 bill to spend, so ended up with $2.00 left, put in some gas and went home. I wonder how many mothers now days would like a pair of cotton stocking for their gift or dads a cheap necktie. Christmas shopping was fun years ago, but the prices and also the gifts have really gotten out of hand. I guess to put it my way "we all have too much." Merry Christmas.

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Chuckle

Sunday services at one church were usually followed by a breakfast of coffee and rolls. The pastor asked a little boy why he thought this was done. The child answered, I guess it's to wake people up after the sermon so they can drive home.

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An elderly gentleman called at a city office on the afternoon of a big baseball game and said to the principal, "I think my grandson, Peter Smith, is employed here, may I speak to him for a few minutes?" I'm sorry, but he's gone to attend your funeral."----

Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.

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Life is like an onion. You peel away a layer at a time and sometimes you cry.

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A church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners.

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Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is the lightning that does the work.

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Have you any old grudgesyou would like to pay,any wrong laid up from a bygone day?Gather them now and lay then away,when Christmas comes.Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend,and life is short from beginning to end.Be kind to yourself,leave nothing to mend,when Christmas comes.

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Speaking accidently

Filling out insurance forms after an accident is not a pleasant chore, but it can lead to some rather hilarious explanations:

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Another One From Flaherty: Things are different in the country

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

One of the many things that I have learned since moving to the country is that things donít get done in a day and sometimes things donít get done at all. There is an advantage to that in that there is always something to do, even if it doesnít get do ..... 
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Journal Writing Project-By Andy Wolter

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

What mineral used in soap, building materials, glass and fertilizer was mined in Death Valley in the late 1880s?

Two motorcycles simultaneously leave an intersection traveling in opposite directions. They are 360 miles apart in ..... 
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Township Roads: Christmas giftware

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

It is that time of year again. Crowds of people working at their Christmas shopping choke the roads into and out of shopping centers and malls. Our township road has been clogged, too. Iíll bet eight cars went past this last Sunday. Most of the occup ..... 
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At Home in the Woods-What Kind of Truth?

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

My recently published book "At Home in the Big Woods," has taught me the importance of advertising--media coverage, press releases, fliers, book signings and books placed in windows of stores. I enthusiastically joined in the promotion of my book, bu ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things-ďWho is that guy?Ē

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
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Like many of you, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist. It probably has something to do with letting another person put metal objects in my mouth.  When I was a kid growing up in Austin, my mom used to have to drag me by ..... 
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Journal Writing Project-Jamie Howe

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Tis the season

Itís finally here...the church bells ringing triumphantly, the crackling of the fire, the Christmas lights twinkling all around, the stockings hanging, the carolers singing on the snow-covered sidewalks, the chitt ..... 
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Another From Flaherty-"Much to do about whatever"

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

As a general rule, a man has to have something to do; even if he doesnít get around to it. This is especially true if he is retired. He canít just sit around twiddling his thumbs, although in certain circles, this could be considered as a digital exe ..... 
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