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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Jul 26th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, July 29, 2002

Well has it been hot enough for you? Guess it wouldn’t be so bad if the humidity wasn’t so high. We did get our rain but we also got the terrible wind, which knocked our corn down here around Harmony and Canton areas. My son lives 3 miles south from Harmony and the corn down by his place stands as neat and tall as a toothpick. Here in town we got two inches of rain on Thursday. We didn’t need it all at once, but guess we can’t control the weather. I’m glad we didn’t get hail, I guess we can expect any kind of weather in July, hard rains, hail, wind, and even very cool. We all hope the bent-over corn will come back somewhat. Do I dare say, “it could have been worse?”
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Chuckles
A little girl took much too long returning from the store.

When she got home her worried mother asked, “What on earth took you so long?” “I was watching the Devil’s funeral,” the little girl replied. “What do you mean?” her astonished mother asked. “Well, I was watching the funeral cars go by, and a man next to me said the poor devil was only sick about a week.”
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Ole: What do dey call dat kind of bed that has a kind of tent over it?

Lars: Canopy

Ole: No--dats under da bed.
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Inflation is when setting on your nest egg doesn’t give you much to crow about.
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A Christian should always put a saucer under his cup, because his cup runneth over.
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One reason you can’t take it with you is that it goes before you do.
Wedding Day
Modern weddings sure have changed
With women’s lib and its effects
But though the bride writes in new rules
Dear old dad still writes the checks.
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Did you know?
1913 - The first car was sold on the installment plan.
1918 - Mechanical windshield wipers first appeared on American cars. One of the first was the Willys-Knight.
1920 - Dusenberg offered the first car with four-wheel hydraulic brakes.
1929 - Car radios were first offered.
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Things do work out
Because it rains when we wish it wouldn’t
Because we do what we often shouldn’t
Because crops fail and plans go wrong
Some of us grumble the whole day long
But somehow, in spite of care and doubt
It seems at least, that things work out
So bend your trouble and meet you cares
For the cloud must break and the sky grow fair
Let the rain come down as it must and will
But keep on working and hoping still
For in spite of grumblers who stand about
Somehow it seems, all things work out
-Author unknown-
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~Until next week, Annabelle

Refrigerator Pickles

4 cups sugar
1/2 cup salt
4 cups vinegar
1 1/3 tsp mustard seed
1 1/3 tsp celery seed
1 1/3 tsp tumeric
3 onions, thinly sliced
Cucumbers, thinly sliced

Mix sugar, vinegar, and spices together well. Do Not Heat. Slice cucumbers and onions in a large plastic pail, pour syrup over cucumbers and onions. Cover and refrigerate for about
4-5 days. Stir once a day. Pickles can be used in 5 days. Fill jars and put back in refrigerator. These keep nine months in refrigerator.

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