September 2010

Grandma's Kitchen Hints: No Bugs Here !

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“In the childhood memories of every good cook there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.” -Barbara Costikyan- journal entry: Grandmothers often take for granted that younger people know what their grandmother’s knew.  That is because grandmothers have the mistaken impression that everything they taught to their own daughters is […]

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Funky Fluffy Fancy Trick-or-Treat Bag

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“At the first cock crow the ghosts must go back into their graves below.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: I know that this a world of blog tutorials.  I can’t make tutorials because I am just making it up as I go.  I can share ideas.  I can keep track of my own ideas.  That is […]

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Bottled Peaches

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“An apple is an excellent thing until you have tried a peach.” -George du Marier- journal entry: I am not the only one who feels this way.  Everyone talks about it.  The feeling they get when they are finished bottling peaches.  The way the peaches look.  Lined up.  Beautiful.  There is something that goes deep […]

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Super Easy End-of-Season Peach Pie

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“Good peach pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” -Jane Austen- journal entry: Most people think that grandmothers can make pies.  It seems so “old world” and “long ago”.  I never did learn how to make pies.  At least not very well.  I could have enjoyed making pies much more over the years […]

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Tiny Pumpkin Person

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“If the pumpkin fits – wear it.” -Anyone- journal entry: I didn’t have a blog when I took these photographs of a new little pumpkin.  I don’t mean the orange pumpkin with the stem.  I mean the human one.  Even grandmas can take fun, staged photographs when a baby is involved.  Babies can’t object.  Well, […]

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June's June Invitation

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.” -P.J. O’Rourke- journal entry: There are many reasons to clean out things.  To organize and throw away.  This morning it was my filing cabinet next to my desk.  If you file things away, you better be able to remember where they are.  Filing takes work.  I ran across […]

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Grandma's Pink Cupcakes

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“Pink, pink, pink . . . give me everything in PINK.” -Miss Piggy- journal entry: You may think that anyone can decorate cupcakes.  I am here to tell you that I didn’t think I could.  I knew I could frost cupcakes and put sprinkles on them.  I wasn’t sure about anything fancy.  I was especially […]

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How Grandma's Have Heart Attacks

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“Take risks:   if you win you will be happy – if you lose you will be wise.” -Author Unknown- JOURNAL ENTRY: I am not really sure how I raised five children.  If I had to do it today, I couldn’t.  Well, I mean I could but I would be a wreck.   I know that children […]

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Grandpa's Train

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“All aboard !  Chug-a-chugga, chug-a-chugga, whooo whooo.” -George- journal entry: Grandpa’s train really was his train.  Santa brought it when he was a little boy.  He and his father put it together under the Christmas Tree.  It was a real, full-sized Lionel train.  Once upon a time it had towers and whistles and more cars.  […]

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Nancy's Apron

“Be to her virtues very kind, be to her faults very blind.” -Matthew Prior- journal entry: When Grandpa and I were traveling through Oklahoma during the summertime, we stopped at a cafe.  It was right on the crossroads in the middle of nowhere.  Why in the world would anyone stick a cafe here, in the […]

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