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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Mar 28th, 2003
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At Home in the Woods: Rueben's house

Fri, Mar 28th, 2003
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The iron gate wasn't there when we moved to the Big Woods in 1978. The present owners installed it years ago, although it seems like only yesterday that I walked up the gateless driveway past the metal mailbox stand (still standing, but in disrepair) ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Matt Ruen

Fri, Mar 28th, 2003
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Ive been in speech since seventh grade, and I enjoy it tremendously. I have the fortune to have advanced to state last year, and Ive competed at the Section competition in three separate years. This year is my last. For this article Ive sketched o ..... 
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Township Roads: Just the thought of it

Fri, Mar 21st, 2003
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I have often said that it isnt the sight of my own blood that bothers me as much as it is the thought of the sight of my own blood. I dont know when this aversion to thinking about my blood started and I dont want to dwell on it too much. Even wri ..... 
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The Commute: Telling stories

Fri, Mar 21st, 2003
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I cant really say that I developed my love of stories as a child. I dont remember any gifted storytellers in my family, although we did talk a lot.

In fact, the term "telling stories" had a negative connotation"Quit telling s ..... 
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Another one from Flaherty: What happened to the corned beef and cabbage?

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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It was about that time of the year again and plans had been made. This year things would be different, safe and sane and nothing would go wrong, if Clancy had anything to say about it. There would be no repeat of the Finnegan disaster of the last yea ..... 
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Prairie Notes: For the love of books

Fri, Mar 14th, 2003
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I do not remember a time I didnt know how to read. Being the fifth of six children gave me four older siblings and my parents to read aloud to me, but memories of their voices saying the words faded long ago. My earliest memories of reading stem fro ..... 
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