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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 got an OK, and everybody was glad to go back to their apartments, but very surprised to see the ground white with hail. I wonder what our parents and grandparents did years ago. They had no warning about a storm coming, just the dark clouds approaching and a strong wind. I remember my grandpa telling me, when the leaves on the trees show their back sides it means a storm is coming, or when a cat eats grass or a dog runs and hides in a shed it all means a storm is coming. Thanks for our sirens and warning us all.
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Chuckles

At a rural art exhibit, a farmer walked up to an abstract painting and looked at it from all angles. Finally he told his wife he wanted to buy it. When she asked why, he said, Its the best darned picture of the farm situation Ive ever seen. No matter which way you look at it, it doesnt make sense.
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One day Ole went to work with one black shoe and one brown shoe on. His co-worker called his attention to it. Oh, yah, said Ole, I got anudder pair just like it at home.
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Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown.
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A hug is a great gift - one size fits all.
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In our health-conscious society - some families count more calories than blessings.
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Speak kindly today, when tomorrow comes, you will be in practice.
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Dont worry if your grades are low and your rewards are few. Remember that the mighty oak, was once a nut like you.
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Spicing up the Yard

Spices arent just for the kitchen! Use them as a repellent for your yard and garden. To repel ants, sprinkle garlic powder around the house and on the ant hill. Sprinkle powdered ginger around plants to repel snails and slugs. Ginger also stops cats from digging in the soil in your flower beds.
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Whatd it cost in 1941?
Pound of Hamburger - 20
Pint of Weston Oil - 23
Box of Super Suds - 18
Rayon Crepe Gown - $1.84
Four Boxes of Jell-O - 19
Pound of Maxwell House Coffee - 33
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Hints
1. Its easy to read a rain gauge if you put a few drops of food coloring in the tube. Even if the colored water dries up, there is enough residu .....
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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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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 15, 2002

Was just sitting in my big chair and thought to myself what Spring really is to us all. To me the best word for spring is dirt. Here in our little farming community we all look forward to the ground in ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 8, 2002

Today I feel like the wind, going fast, in every direction and don't know where Ive been or where Im going. Did you ever have days like that? Sometimes I complain about all the things I have to do, and ye ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Mar 29th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 1, 2002

A new week Easter and next week it will be day-light saving time. For some of us its hard to get used to, but as time goes by we are all ready for it, especially those of you that have raking to do, lawns t ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, March 25, 2002

Here is a job we dont have to do anymore, but it was fun sometimes. I remember one time my sister and I had orders to fill the straw tick off one of the beds upstairs, so we got it to the straw pile, got ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Mar 15th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, March 18, 2002

Was out visiting the other day and as we were talking I looked down at my watch and it was 4:00 oclock. Nothing pushing me whatsoever, but I guess the old habit from years ago on the farm always made us p ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Mar 8th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, March 11, 2002

Dear Friends,

It is with the saddest heart I pass on the following. Please join me in remembering a great icon - the veteran Pillsbury spokesman:

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, March 4, 2002

Was feeling sorry for myself the other day, as my legs ached, so I sat down and put them up on a stool and sat there awhile. As I was thinking to myself how much our mothers and dads used their poor old leg ..... 
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