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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Today my column is dedicated to the gentle man whose body was found Saturday evening Sept. 21st in a ditch just north or Prosper. Isn't it terrible we wait till someone is dead before we can say something good about them. Kris Olson director of Sunrise Center in Spring Grove wrote such nice things about this man and how beautiful he could paint and like she said, "he could look at something completely average and see beauty." Wouldn't it have been nice if we could of known him before and helped him with his pain and also his addiction. The old saying, "there's good in everybody if we just look around and see it." Thanks, Kris for telling us of Michael's life and the help your Sunrise Recovery Center gave him.

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Chuckle

A woman went to the post office to buy stamps to mail her daughter's wedding invitations. "I'd like 200 stamps please," she told the clerk. "What denomination?" the clerk asked. "Oh, dear," the woman said. "I suppose it would be best to split them. Give me 100 Baptist and 100 Presbyterian."

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Lena claims that Helga is a suicide blonde, "dyed" by her own hand.

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I still think it would be wonderful if we could bring back horse sense without bringing back the horse.

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Why is it you never hear of a man marrying a woman to reform her.

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Marriage is a covered dish.

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Family harmony is so hard to achieve because every person plays a different tune.

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Leaves of russet,

tangerine and gold

carpet the ground

in rustling fold.

As fall arrives in colors bold

it's time for pumpkins,

goblins and cold.

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Hints

Make apple butter in your crockpot and you won't have to stir it continuously. It takes bout 12 hours on high depending on how thick you like it.

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Weather wisdom

1. Rolling thunder in the fall means a hard winter.

2. When snow-drifts face the north spring will arrive early.

3. The first frost will occur six months after the first thunder in the spring.

4. When chickens stay out in the rain, it will last all day.

5. Crickets singing in the house tell of a long cold winter. .....
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The Commute

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
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When I was a child, we had portraits in our home of the Pope, former president John F. Kennedy, Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva of the Minnesota Twins. So it should be no surprise that I hold baseball players in high esteem.

Th ..... 
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Township Roads

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
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I have noticed that a lot of people I know are married. My wife and I are married. Her parents are married. So are mine. Most of our aunts and uncles are married. Most of our friends are married. People we know who were married quite a while ago and ..... 
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Another One From Flaherty

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
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Just about everyone knows what Columbus did in 1492, but almost no one knows what Heathcliff Hammarschlagg did in the year 845. What he did was, he discovered America is what he did. Both North and South and with only one ship, the Torsk, Heathcliff ..... 
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At Home in the Woods

Fri, Sep 27th, 2002
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It's a relief that 9/11 has come and gone with no additional terrorist attacks. But, it seems that there is still a lot to worry about--impending war with Iraq, more attacks, West Nile and other exotic viruses, the lagging economy and climate change. ..... 
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Prairie Notes-For Richer and Poorer

Fri, Sep 27th, 2002
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It’s been raining wedding invitations lately at our house. There’d been a drought for a few years—just long enough for this guest to gain a few years in age, if not in wisdom. I’m not much on ceremony, but weddings interest me. Like many people, I’ve ..... 
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Does It Matter?

Fri, Sep 27th, 2002
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I don’t normally write about national politics, but I have been troubled by recent events in Washington, in particular the move by the Bush Administration to seek Congressional approval for the President to take military action against Iraq. & ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Sep 13th, 2002
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This is our invitation for us cousins that I talked about last week, up to my sister Dolly's in Goodhue. Chocolate is a vegetable!

Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Beans = vegetables. Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Sep 6th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, September 9, 2002

You won’t believe me, but I was gone again this week, two days in a row. Wednesday our cousins (ladies only) met up at sister Dolly’s in Goodhue. There was nine of us plus Dolly’s two girls. We chatted ..... 
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