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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, August 6, 2001

Did you get to the fair? Doesnt seem possible how fast time goes and now the fair is over till next year. Years ago the fair was held later, like the very last days of August. My dad and I always went as mother always said she had too much work to do, like sewing, canning and getting us kids ready for school. Those days we only had two things to go to, which was 4th of July and the fair, so we really was tickled when we got to take in both. The threshing was done so Im sure it was relaxing for dad to take off a day to go to the fair.
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A farmer went to the hardware store and bought five hammer handles at $5 each. The next day, he came back and bought five more. The third day, he returned and asked for another five. Im all out, the clerk said. Theres not much demand for hammer handles around here, what are you doing with all of them? Oh, Im reselling them for $3 each, the farmer said. Wait a minute, the clerk said, Youre buying them for $5 and reselling them for $3? Yep, the farmer said, it sure beats farming.
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Dont marry for money - you can borrow it cheaper.
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God meant the Bible to be bread for our daily use, not just cake for special occasions.
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You can usually tell a self-made man. Hes apt to get the mouth too big.
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I dont remember ever seeing a nose so pretty - that it looked good in somebody elses business.
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One day the bull and the cows
Told the sheep and the pigs
and the sows,
on the count of eight
lets break every gate-
Then watch who runs
out of the house!
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Success is started by the battery of ambitions and the spark plugs of purpose. It is powered by the fuel of persistence, lubricated by the elbow grease of effort, guided by the steering wheel of common sense, and smoothed by the shock absorbers of faith and forgiveness.
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Types of Church women, every church has them
Mary Types - The Listeners
1. gives devotions
2. serves coffee
3. arranges centerpieces
4. high heel shoes and nylons
5. fancy aprons
6. introduces speaker
7. plays piano
8. visit with speaker
9. arrange for next meeting
10.announces meeting

Martha Types - The Doers
1. organize kitchen crew
2. makes the coffee
3. sets and cleans tables
4. wedges and anklets
5. every day, catch-all apron
6. serves speaker
7. dusts piano
8. washes dishes
9. takes down tables & cleans up
10.serves next meeting

Which are you?
Mary or Martha
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~Until next week, Annabelle


8 lg tomatoes
3 lg onions
1 green pepper
cook and put through sieve, then add

2 cups vinegar 1/2 tsp whole mixed spices
1/2 cup sugar 4 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon 4 whole cloves (in a little bag)

Cook 2 hrs, stir often, thicken with a little cornstarch. Add red coloring. Pour into jars, cover with canning lids, cook in water bath to seal.

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