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Lazarus


Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 17, 2000


Over the last several years, many of our farm cats have come to live with us as orphans, dropped off on the side of the road by some passerby who found it easier to dump an animal in the country than go through the effort of finding a good home for them.

We have made room for them. Reluctantly, at first, upset that a human being would treat an animal which such carelessness. But over time, they have assimilated into the animal menagerie at our place, which, at one time or another, has included pigs, chickens, cats, dogs, a wild baby rabbit named Charles, and a lone goose that went by the name of Jim.

That is how Milo and Tansy came to be with us.

One rainy fall evening a couple of years ago my wife and son heard a woeful, pitiful cry, and followed the sound to two little fur-balls huddled together in the deep grass and weeds in the road ditch. They dried the two waifs in towels and made some warm milk for them to drink.

The two cats were long haired and fluffy, and their fur was mottled in big snarly clumps. They looked too small to be weaned and out of the care of their mother. Milo, a grey and white male, was petrified of us and took months to learn to trust us. On the other hand, Tansy, a marbled yellow and white female, was soon snuggling in our laps and purring loudly.

We live on a blacktop road, which makes our orphanage a convenient drop-off point, but also presents a real danger to our critters. Last summer, we lost two cats within days of each other.

Returning one night from my son's softball game, we found our one-eyed tiger cat laying in the middle of the road. A few mornings later, Tansy was laid out along the blacktop. We buried them both in our ever-growing pet cemetery.

Earlier this month, it was Milo's turn. My wife was pulling out of the driveway on her way to work when she saw his grey and white striped body on the side of the road. She sadly drove back into the yard and woke the kids.

Milo was our "can I cat", as in "Can I go with you? Can I? Can I, please?" Open the door of the house and Milo would be there, ready to follow you anywhere: walk out to the shed for a hammer and Milo would be tailing you; leave a car door open and you would find a furry passenger; and he was always getting under foot when my wife was weeding the garden.

My wife, son and daughter put the cat on a snow sled and pulled it to the cemetery, a spot beneath a .....
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Curdlecod goes Asiatic

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Chester and Cynthia Curdlecod are the local gourmets of Flabbergast County and one evening last week we were invited to their home for dinner. They take pride in their ability to prepare sumptuous meals from the local fish, fowl and fauna and avoid b ..... 
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Journal Profile # 75

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Name: Karla Wangen
Home: Rural Harmony
Age: 37
Profession: 1. Parent 2. City Clerk for the City of Canton
Family:Husband-Arlis Wangen; 3 daughters-Kayla-age 15, Krista-age 11 and Nicole-age 7.
Pers ..... 
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Chicken and Rice Dinner

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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1 small box minute rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can celery soup
1/2 cup milk
cut up chicken
1 package dried onion soup mix
ē Grease a 13x9 baking dish. Place minute rice in bottom of dish. Mix together soups and milk. Heat ..... 
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7/24/00

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, July 24, 2000

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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To the Editor,
I have been visiting family within Rushford. We decided to look at all that had been set up for Homecoming 2000. We passed the little kidís amusement area and to my shock there was a huge blow-up Titanic!! I was absolutely appalled ..... 
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