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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Jul 12th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 15, 2002

It’s often said that a family that plays together and prays together will stay together. That may be an over simplification, but is has a lot of truth to it. Planting the right kind of a garden is one of the best ways to keep a family together. Everyone from the littlest toddler to the eldest grandparents can help rake, sow, weed and water the family garden. The best family garden incudes rows and rows of squash, turnips and lettuce.

Plant three rows of squash: (1) Squash selfishness, (2) Squash criticism, (3) Squash envy.

Plant four rows of turnips: (1) Turn up for suppertime, (2) Turn up for fun time, (3) Turn up for work time, (4) Turn up for bedtime.

Plant five rows of lettuce: (1) Let us love one another, (2) Let us trust one another, (3) Let us praise one another, (4) Let us discipline one another, (5) Let us believe in one another.
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Chuckle
A boy and his mother went for a walk when a dog in a fenced yard began barking at them. Trying to reassure the frightened child, his mother said soothingly, “There’s an old proverb - barking dogs never bite.” Unconvinced, the lad asked, “Does the dog know that proverb.”
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I’m not only getting older, I’m slowing down. Last week it took me an hour and a half to watch 60 minutes.
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It’s not the load that breaks you down, it is the way you carry it.
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How is it when a man pushes a golf cart around for hours it’s recreation, but when he pushes a lawn mower it’s work?
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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.
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My Home Town
I wouldn’t trade my little town
For a dozen Empire States,
or a hundred other buildings
with their stories piled like crates,
a little town’s just big enough
For me to feel a part;
and still it is just small enough
to hold close to my heart!
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How Children say “The Lord’s Prayer”
1. Give us this steak and daily bread and forgive us our mattresses.
2. Our Father who are in Heaven, Howard be thy name - this lady always thought that was God’s name when she was a little girl.
3.”Lord lead a snot into temptation - this lady said she was praying for her little sister to get into trouble.
4. This mother spent her early childhood saying, “Hail Mary full of grapes.”
5. This little boy always prayed, “Our Father, who Art in Heaven, how didja know my name.
6. This lady remembered sa .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jul 5th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 8, 2002

Was out to my son's house the other day and when I came home the wagon train that was headed for Camp Winnebago was parked in the shade in the road-side park. They had come from Granger and were resting thei ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 28th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 1, 2002

God Bless America. Let us sing it loud and clear
to tell the nations of the world we still have freedom here.
We know our efforts sometime fail
but when compared to all the rest
we are proud to s ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 21st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, June 24, 2002

Yes, we have had lots of rain, but being dried out must be awful. I heard one lady say, “all I get done is paying the guy who mows my lawn, which he has been mowing twice a week.” I wonder what she would sa ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 14th, 2002
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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 don’t plow corn, it’s sprayed ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jun 7th, 2002
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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, don’t 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 15¢. I don’t 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 haven’t 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 haven’t 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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