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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Apr 12th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, April 15, 2002

Was just sitting in my big chair and thought to myself what Spring really is to us all. To me the best word for spring is dirt. Here in our little farming community we all look forward to the ground in the spring. The farmers cultivate the ground for their crops to be put in, the women dig the dirt for their gardens and some are digging the dirt so they can plant all the pretty plants and bushes that will make everything so pretty next summer and fall. Isnt the word dirt pretty and so is the word spring. Everything that can springs up out of the ground means summer is just around the corner, even our clocks spring ahead.
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Medical Student: Professor, why do we have to take physics?
Professor: Because it saves lives.
Student: How on earth can a physics course save lives?
Professor: It prevents idiots from graduating.
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When Lena turned 40, Ole jokingly said, I think Ill trade you in for two 20s.
Scoffed Lena, Youre not wired for 220.
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Kindness may go a long way lots of times, when it should stay right at home.
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If you were arrested today for being a christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
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Dont talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
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God gives us the ingredients, but He doesnt give us the recipe.
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Cultivate your friendship as you cultivate your field,
Youd be surprised and grateful how great will be the yield.
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How to be Miserable
Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use I as much as possible. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. Listen greedily to what people say about you. Expect to be appreciated. Be on the lookout for a good time for yourself. Shirk your duties if you can. Do as little as possible for others. Love yourself supremely. Be selfish. This recipe is guaranteed to be infallible one hundred percent.
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Top Box-Office Stars of 1941
Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope, Spencer Tracy, Gene Autry, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, James Cagney and Judy Garland.
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Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow; and everywhere that Mary went, she took the bus.
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey, along came a spider, and sat down beside her, and said Move over.
Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam, and Ill show you a sloppy housekeeper.
Spring has sprung. The grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies iz.
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~Until next week, Annabelle

Rhubarb Apricot Jam

10 cups rhubarb (diced)
1/2 pkg. (dried) apricots
1 cup water
1 (No.2) can crushed pineapple
4 cups sugar

Soak the apricots in the 1 cup of water overnight. Grind or chop the apricots and combine all the other ingredients together. Cook for one hour. Pour in sterilized jars and seal.

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