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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

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 whistles. In Spain little saucers are arranged on the table with 12 big grapes in each saucer, at midnight a grape is eaten at each stroke of the clock. In Greece a homemaker bakes a cake and puts a coin in it, the lucky person to find it will be prosperous in the new year. In Sweden an article is hidden in the food, maybe an almond is hidden in a rice pudding and the person to get “it” will be married within the year, providing the person finding the almond does not reveal he found it. In Denmark, you gather up some old dishes, go to a friends home and break the dishes against the door. The door with the most broken dishes is the sign of the most popular family. The Italians fling open all the windows, blowing horns and noise makers, setting off firecrackers, and lighting sparklers.
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An adolescent is a youngster who is old enough to dress himself, if he could just remember where he dropped his clothes.
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Give others a piece of your heart, not a piece of your mind.
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Life is just a symphony of snap, crackle and pop. When you’re young, it’s cereal. When you’re older, it’s your joints.
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Is what you’re living for worth dying for?
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Chuckle
A young nun bolted out of the doctor’s office, weeping uncontrollably. A prominent Catholic laymen witnessed the scene and barged in on the doctor, demanding to know what he’d said to upset such a dear woman. “I told her she was pregnant.” “Why would you do a thing like that?” The doctor shrugged and said, “It sure stopped her hiccups.”
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Ole was getting a little absent minded. He walked up to a man at Sons of Norway, who looked familiar to him and said, “Say - vas dat you dat died - or was it your Brudder?”
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Signs in Rhyme
Shear a sheep before the
first of May,
And you’ll soon shear him
all the way.
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If the snow is as fine as meal,
It will snow a great deal.
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Crow after you go to bed,
You’ll get up with a wet head.
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Rain before seven,
Will quit before eleven.
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“Let the dough rest and relax” the recipe said. “It’s easier to handle when you’re baking bread.”
Until I read this, I didn’t know how much I am like .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

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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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 31, 2001

The year just past,
Is like a door.
Shut tight and locked
“Forevermore.”
Gone is the year,
Of two-thousand one
No Longer yours,
No longer mine
Some days were good,
Some d ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 21st, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 24, 2001

May the joy of your
Happiest Christmas
Be doubled this year and then
When you recall the memory
May it all be doubled again.
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May we all have a meaningful Christmas, and I kn ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 14th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 17, 2001

Was in the store the other day and heard some lady say, “We are using paper plates this year for our Christmas dinner, saves on dishwashing. Hasn’t things changed. I remember when I was a kid, Christmas ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 7th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 10, 2001

Remember how us kids years ago had to memorize all our Christmas parts in both the country school play and also for our Church Christmas program. I know one thing our minds were stronger then, as now I ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 30th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 3, 2001

Don’t the days and weeks go by fast. Thanksgiving has gone by and Christmas will be soon here. Right after Thanksgiving I start with my Christmas cards. I have always loved writing them out and putting a ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, November 26, 2001

There always seems like there is a lot of thing to do and get done before the hard frost sets in. Years ago us kids had to help dad, dig and pick up potatoes, a job I really hated. Mother was busy getti ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, November 19, 2001

This winter weather almost puzzles us at times. I was listening to Rochester news one night last week and they were not talking about the warm weather, but about the bright northern lights down as far a ..... 
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