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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Mar 1st, 2002
Posted in Columnists

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 legs. I wonder how many trips the women made down and back to the basement as the canned fruits, jam, pickles, potatoes and meat and later on the furnaces were installed in the basements. They also took the butter down (no refrigerator) and every meal had to run down to the basement to get it. They had to run down to take care of the chickens, get in some wood for cooking and hoe in the garden. Just thinking about all that running, I’m up, my legs feel better. Guess it doesn’t hurt to reminisce at times.
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Chuckle
One hot summer day several nuns were working on a remodeling project in the church. The heat was unbearable. “You know,” one nun said, “If we locked the doors and shut the stained glass windows, we could work in our underwear.” So they did. About an hour later, there was a knock on the door. The startled nuns called out, “Who is it?” “It’s the blind man,” came the reply. One nun said, “Let him in, he can’t see anything.” The man walked into the foyer and said, “Nice undies. Now where do you want these blinds?”
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Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has a price. The price is effort.
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Marriage is like any other job - it’s much easier if you like the boss.
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Credit is what people need in order to buy what they don’t need.
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Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord.
~Psalm 33:12
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Human Nature
When it’s cold - we’d like it hot
we want to be, where we are not.
Instead of valuing our lot,
we think of things we haven’t got.
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Milk
The average U.S. dairy cow gives about 17,000 lbs. of milk (1,970 gallons) during its 10 month lactation period. The record holder is a Holstein in Marothon, Wisc. named Muranda-Lucinda-ET, who produces a whopping 67,914 lbs. (7,870 gallons) per year.
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Did You Know?
1. Yellowstone National Park is located mostly in what State?
2. What is the most used topping on hamburgers in the U.S.? Mustard, cheese or ketchup.
3. When was peanut butter first developed?
4. How many states grow soybeans in the U.S.?
5. Who was the first President to drive a car?

Answers: 1.Wyoming 2.Ketchup 3. 1890 4. 29 5. Teddy Roosevelt
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 25, 2002

Where does the time go? My son Marty and wife and my daughter Vickie were down to Canton, North Carolina visiting their daughter and niece, Desie and husband Nate. Vickie never forgets her mother when s ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 15th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 18, 2002

This weather is great, I drove to Preston the other day and went to the nursing home to Vivian’s 91st birthday party and it was so nice. I worked with Vivian years ago, about 50 years I’d say, candling ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 8th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 11, 2002

Valentine Greeting
When I visited my friend,
on St. Valentine’s Day,
I knocked on her door
in my usual way.
But there I faced-
with much disbelief-
a faded outdated
Christmas wre ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 4, 2002

Our nice weather made me think about years ago when spring came. I drove over to Cresco one day last week and what a nice smooth road since they fixed it last fall. Years ago when I was a kid and when sp ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 25th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 28, 2002

When I am old
Then I’ll live with my children And bring them great joy,
To repay all I’ve had from
Each girl and boy.
I shall draw on the walls and Scuff up the floor;
Run in and out wit ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 21, 2002

Isn’t it fun to work together and have a lot of fun and visiting. Last Thursday we meet at our church basement for our ELCA meeting and tied quilts which we send over seas and also give to charities and ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 14, 2002

Have you broken your New Years resolution already? Here is what other countries do at the start of the New Year. In the U.S. 12:00 o’clock midnight is for blowing horns, ringing bells and blowing whistle ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 7, 2001

Suppose everyone is freezing in this cold weather. It is hard to take after the warm fall and nice days in December. I have always loved the farm, but I’m really glad I don’t have to go out and milk cows ..... 
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