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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Oct 11th, 2002
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I just looked up the word "cooperation" and this is what it said, "a joint action or undertaking," and that it was for us out at Big Spring on our Chicken Dinner on Sept 29th. Everybody knows we all have to work together as our membership is getting smaller, but we still try and it takes a lot of "cooperation." After it is all over with, yes we are "pooped," but we had so many nice complements on our chicken this year, it was worth all the aching feet and backs. "Thanks" to all you wonderful people who came and a big "thank you" to the committee who worked so hard and a special "thanks" to Jeanette.





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Chuckle



"What can I do about this terrible toothache?" the sufferer asked his friend. "Well," replied the friend, "when I get a toothache I go to my wife, she puts her arms around me and caresses and comforts me and the toothache goes away." "Great!" said the sufferer, "is she home now?





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Thoughts from Ole:



• Unless you're da lead dog - da scenery never changes.




• If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?




• Life is funny - we must be built backwards - my nose runs and my feet smell.





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Don't drop the ball and you won't have to complain about the way it bounces.





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A sense of humor goes a long way in overcoming the problems of everyday life.





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God gives us all the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to bake it.





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Waiters believe that money grows on trays.





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Enter October




September makes her exit




draws a curtain tinged




with brown.




Leaves cover fallen grasses.




October came to town.




October, robed in amber,




russet, scarlet, gold.




Hills aflame with sumac




that flaunts its color bold.




October makes her debut,




with the ever - changing gold.






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1895: The Chicago Times-Herald newspaper sponsored the nations first auto race. Eighty-three cars were entered. Six actually started. Two finished the 55-mile race. A Dwyer won at an average speed of eight mph. The other finisher was a German Benz.



1897: Several American built steam-powered cars were exported to Japan to become that country's first motor vehicles.





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Important rules




Rule 1: The boss is always right.




Rule 2: When the boss is wrong - rule number one applies.





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And then there was the political candidate who hired two research assistants - one to dig up the faults and the other to bury them.





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If you tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe, he'll believe you. But if you tell him the barns just been painted, he has to touch it just to be sure.





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~Until next week, Annabelle



















This Week's Recipe-Cranberry Cake








1 cup sugar


2 cups flour


2 tsps baking powder


1 cup milk


3 tablespoons melted butter


2 cups cranberries halved


(nut meats if desired)




Sift dry ingredients, add milk, butter and berries.
Put in greased 9x9 inch pan.
Bake 350 for 30 minutes.




Top with butter sauce: bring to a boil, 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup cream (or 1/2 & 1/2) and 1 cup sugar (you can use 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar).
Serve warm over cake.

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