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Thank You


By Tammy Danielson

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Columnists

During this season of being thankful and reading all of the thankful statements on Facebook, I thought it would be good to recognize happy moments and give gratitude. Granted, this will be an abbreviated list because I only get so much space in this paper folks. So if there are any omissions, just know that I am also thankful for those things or people too. In random order:

1. Thankful for a husband who loves me “no matter what.” Through the skinny jeans AND the not so skinny jeans he has been by my side.

2. Thankful for good neighbors---heck, I am glad I know all of my neighbors! A call from a friend in Minneapolis who couldn’t remember her neighbor’s first name really got me thinking about that.

3. Thankful for a quiet small town and living on a dead end street--- after a busy day at work, it is calming to have no traffic and solitude.

4. Thankful for a son with a sense of humor---although he is way smarter than me at age 14 (smile), he has my sense of humor and hope that keeps him happy for his lifetime.

5. Thankful for girlfriends. We know that your good girlfriends really understand when you need to rant, vent, cry, and how to make you laugh. A good friend is a vault of information about you and does not offer the combination up freely. (Thank goodness!)

6. Thankful for a friendly community. It is nice to have people say hello when they see you even though you are not closely connected or good friends—they say hello because it is a nice and polite thing to do.

7. Thankful for my job. I do not take for granted that my mortgage will get paid each month. Without getting up too high on my soapbox, it just needs to be said that every job is important and whatever you do you should make sure to give it your best effort.

8. Thankful for good health. As many of you know, watching friends and family go through challenging illness is difficult and even more difficult if they do not survive that illness. Celebrate those friends and family now----tell them you love them now---do not let another day go by, tell them now----right now.

So, whether you made a list on paper or in your head as you were reading this, I only hope that you take the time to be thankful. Let the daily stressors take the backseat for a few minutes and smile at the teenager that is smarter than you and laugh at/with the friend whose day was crazier than your .....
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Creamed Tomato Soup

By Jeanette Schmidt

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
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By now the garden is done producing for another year, except the carrots still in the ground. We did find out carrots don’t survive even when covered with straw, so we will have to dig them soon. It was really hard to let all of the green toma ..... 
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A little of this, a little of that

By Kathy Little

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
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“Happy Hallo-thanks-mas”! Remember when stores didn’t display Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving? Probably not, but in my youth that was the norm. Now Christmas decorations pop up around Halloween. Thanksgiving is a forgotten holi ..... 
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Pressing Cider

By Loni Kemp

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
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My heart sank as I heard the news. The Amish family who had pressed our apples into cider for many years was not home. Indeed, nothing was left in the house at all, reported a friend who tried to reserve our pressing date. A neighbor reported that t ..... 
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Musings from the back porch!

By Judy Thomas

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
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There once was once a lady who requested a ‘pie’ oh my, and not just any pie, not canned and not made with fresh peaches covered with glaze, but an old fashioned peach pie, thickened with tapioca! This lady is a very dear friend of mine and does ..... 
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Old Fashioned Apple Cake

By Judy Thomas

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
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As I write this article, we are into the middle of October the 10th month of the year. Birthstone being the Tourmaline or Opal. Flower the Calendula and Zodiac sign Libra. There are many Holiday celebrations too numerous to mention all, but to menti ..... 
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The Ugly Green Pot

By Becky Hoff

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
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An ugly, enameled green dutch oven sits in a place of honor upon my stove. It sits rather heavily, for it is made of cast iron. In this one cooking vessel roasts are seared, sauces stirred up, chickens roasted, soups simmered and on rare occasions i ..... 
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Tech Bytes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
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Brace yourselves avid Twitter fans, this form social media is going through a sort of a rough patch. What all free social media sites depend upon for sustainability would be revenues from advertising. So, what happens when your advertising revenues ..... 
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Cheesey Butternut Macaroni Bake

By Kathy Little

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
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I’m not a “Pampered Chef” (pun intended) or a Tupperware Queen with many plastic containers that burp on command. I have to honestly admit that these are good products (and also on the advice of my lawyer), but I am too cheap to buy many of th ..... 
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