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Pumpkin Eater

Autumn has arrived, time for falling leaves, apple cider, and especially for those orange orbs that seem to invade all aspects of life at this time of year… pumpkins. I think pumpkins are great as a fall decoration and make … Continue reading

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Fresh, not Frozen Pizza

Even when large disasters are going on in other parts of the world, I can’t remain calm and watch it on television like other people. Instead, I always try to sympathize by having a mini disaster of my own. We … Continue reading

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The Orange Juice Caper

Some things are so small, so trivial that they are not worth getting upset about. But some people do not realize that. Some people get upset at the smallest hint of provocation. “We are out of orange juice again.” says … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Do you have trouble decided on a place to go when you eat out, or are we the only ones? And eating out is not the only time we can’t decide. The easier the decision, the harder it is to … Continue reading

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Barbecue Joint

We were going to an anniversary party in a nearby town. My aunt and uncle have been married 70 years. Imagine that! Seventy years of marriage and they haven’t killed each other yet, a rare occasion. It was getting close … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

My eyes blinked. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on a television commercial. Burger King, home of the Whopper, was advertising a bacon sundae. Did I hear right? Did they say bacon and ice cream? Surely, they were joking. … Continue reading

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Life is a Bowl of Cherries

“If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I in the pits?” asked humorist Erma Bombeck. I know what she meant, literally. Every time I open the refrigerator, beady little cherry eyeballs stare up at me. I slam the … Continue reading

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Ode to Coffee Mugs

I like my coffee in a mug. Coffee demands a large cup that you can hold with more than one finger. That being said, I seem to have overdone a good thing. While cleaning the kitchen, I realized that I … Continue reading

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Domestic Diva vs. Grumpy Granny

DOMESTIC DIVA: There is nothing like a homemade Thanksgiving meal to celebrate the holiday and show your family how much you care. GRUMPY GRANNY: There is nothing like calling all your friends and relatives to try to wrangle an invitation … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

I have this thing for popcorn — popcorn with salt. My popcorn passion comes from childhood. We popped it on the stove in those days, and I knew how much oil and how much corn to add to get it … Continue reading

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