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Notes from a country kitchen


Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

I'm thinking of our Christmas treeof many years ago,a lovely pine, tall, freshly cut,with candles all aglow.

Went driving around town the other nite and seen the beautiful displays of outside lights in the trees, roof tops and as we drove slow we could see beautiful decorated trees inside some homes. I think back many years ago when dad would get a tree from our yard and just a few ornaments and then mother would snap on each candle. One night close to Christmas she would light them with a match and we would all have big eyes and watch the flames flicker. I guess these days they never thought of a fire, but mother and dad were both watching the tree, just in case. Merry Christmas.

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Chuckle

There was a young seminary graduate, who had a hard time remembering Biblical names while he's preaching. So last Sunday he carefully prepared for his first sermon as an ordained minister by printing the necessary names inside his coat for easy reference. After his opening remarks he launched into the story of creation, saying: "First God made a man and called h-h-im" - peeking at the note in his coat - "Adam." "He then made a woman and named her," looking again in his coat - "Eve" and eventually, he continues, "Adam and Eve had two sons and they called them" - memory failing, so again he consulted inside his coat - "Sears and Roebuck!"

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It's better to walk with God through dark valleys than, without him in green pastures.

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The Bible - like a bank - is most helpful when it is open.----

Sticky problemCan't give this gift,though I know it's nice,cause I can't removethe tell-tale price.

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Things aren't too bad after all

April 23, 1939 Annie wrote: Dear mama, I am making myself a new girdle. You'd never guess how I've made it. I used the pieces left from my peach slip of last summer and the white rayon left over form the collar on my black winter dress two years ago. I used the small pieces form two white slips. The hooks and eyes are from my old girdle. I bought seven cents worth of new elastic. I have only three garters, can you contribute a forth one? Mother did. T .....
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Journal Writing Project: Eric Leitzen

Fri, Dec 20th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Ah yes, the time is here again. Christmas. Just the mere mention of that word brings thoughts of warmth and love, doesnít it? For me, I see my family at the table for Christmas dinner, all ten of us now. However, there are many people outside my fami ..... 
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Notes from a country kitchen

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Are you done shopping? I remember years ago it was almost Christmas and I hadn't done any shopping for my kids, so my husband baby-sat and I ran uptown late afternoon and shopped. I got the kids a little gift, my mother some cotton stocking, and my d ..... 
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Another One From Flaherty: Things are different in the country

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
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One of the many things that I have learned since moving to the country is that things donít get done in a day and sometimes things donít get done at all. There is an advantage to that in that there is always something to do, even if it doesnít get do ..... 
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Journal Writing Project-By Andy Wolter

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

What mineral used in soap, building materials, glass and fertilizer was mined in Death Valley in the late 1880s?

Two motorcycles simultaneously leave an intersection traveling in opposite directions. They are 360 miles apart in ..... 
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Township Roads: Christmas giftware

Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
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It is that time of year again. Crowds of people working at their Christmas shopping choke the roads into and out of shopping centers and malls. Our township road has been clogged, too. Iíll bet eight cars went past this last Sunday. Most of the occup ..... 
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At Home in the Woods-What Kind of Truth?

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
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My recently published book "At Home in the Big Woods," has taught me the importance of advertising--media coverage, press releases, fliers, book signings and books placed in windows of stores. I enthusiastically joined in the promotion of my book, bu ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things-ďWho is that guy?Ē

Fri, Dec 6th, 2002
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Like many of you, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist. It probably has something to do with letting another person put metal objects in my mouth.  When I was a kid growing up in Austin, my mom used to have to drag me by ..... 
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