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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Jun 14th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, June 17, 2002

I hear people say they just have to get away from it all and take a much needed vacation - and I say to get away from what? Farming is so different then when I was a kid. They donít plow corn, itís sprayed to kill the weeds. We donít put up hay the old fashion way anymore, itís baled or chopped. And we donít have big gardens anymore. How handy we housewives have it with automatic washing machines, clothes dryers, microwaves, and frozen foods. Just seems like nobody works that hard so they need a vacation, but watching TV late at night and worrying about our plastic cards and money is scary. I think we all need a vacation - have fun!
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Chuckle
Father, age 90, had only the most basic needs and very few wants. Last November, hoping to choose a suitable Christmas gift for him, his son asked, ďwhat would you really like this year?Ē Father replied, ďnothing.Ē ďBut thatís what I gave you last year,Ē exclaimed the son. ďWell, Iím still using it,Ē replied father.
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Auntie: ďWhen I was a child I was told if I made ugly faces my face would stay that way.Ē
Little Emily: ďWell, you canít say you werenít warned, auntie.Ē
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Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.
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When a man has a ďpet-peeveĒ itís amazing how often he pets it.
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Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
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A weed is a plant with nine lives.
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Disposability
Disposable this and disposable that,
from disposable suit to disposable hat.
Disposable linen thatís used one day,
then instead of washing is thrown away.
The disposable cup and disposable plate,
we have had for years and have found are great,
Along with disposable fork and spoon,
performing their function for just one noon.
What lies now, ahead? The disposable chair?
The wig thatís warn once, then replaced with a spare?
Disposable pictures, one day on the wall?
Disposable carpets in bedroom and hall?
The barrels are filled that ring the back door.
The upkeep is less, but the trash is more.
And if Iím indisposed, Iím not ill or upset -
Iím not ready for being disposed of yet!
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Some go to church to take a walk
and some go there to laugh and talk;
Some go there their time to spend
And some go there to visit a friend.
Some go there to see each .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 7th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, June 10, 2002

Was down to Winona over the weekend to see my daughter Karen. They have a beautiful home on this end of Winona coming from Rushford, donít even have to hit a red light or get into traffic. They live in such ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, May 31st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, June 3, 2002

Was doing some hand sewing the other day and I needed a certain color, so I went to my sewing basket and sure enough I had the right color and it was a wooden spool and the price was marked 15Ę. I donít know ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, May 24th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, May 20, 2002

I havenít traveled much in my life, but I did get to California twice. The first time was 16 years ago and I had never been on a plane or even near one, but I was excited about going and the plane I took lef ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, May 17th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, May 20, 2002

I havenít traveled much in my life, but I did get to California twice. The first time was 16 years ago and I had never been on a plane or even near one, but I was excited about going and the plane I took lef ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, May 10th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, May 13, 2002

Are you forgetful or is it just me. The other day I should say morning, I looked for my wrist-watch for two hours and I thought Iíll just wait, it will show up some where. About two hours later it popped in ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, May 3rd, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, May 6, 2002

What a weekend. We took two vehicles to Green Bay, WI. My son and I were in his pick-up truck and my two daughters and daughter-in-law were in her van. Itís a five hour drive up there. We left Harmony about 1 ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Apr 26th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 29, 2002

Last week we had our tornado drill here at the manor at 1:00 p.m. and by supper time we were all down on the first floor as they had sighted a tornado near or around Harmony. When the sighting was over we ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Apr 19th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 22, 2002

To my dear Town of Canton, where has she gone. I live there 38 years, my how the time does fly. Business places of 1955: Brinks Cafe, Canton State Bank, Canton Elevator, Canton Garage, Canton Hardware, Can ..... 
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