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Pet Problems

Pet Problems

This month my article Pet Problems appeared in the Kaw Valley Senior Monthly Newspaper on page 33. If you don’t want to go to http://www.seniormonthly.net/seniormonthly-august2017.pdf , click on the picture, and scroll all the way to that page, read below.   After WW II, life began to settle a bit. Dad came home from fighting in Germany. Mom quit her job as a clothing store manager in Ottawa, Kansas, and we moved back to Fort Scott, Kansas. Dad decided I needed a dog. Mom wasn’t so…

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A Very Blessed Day

A Very Blessed Day

Some days are full of surprises–Like Christmas, only no one told you it was coming. I had one of those last Friday and Saturday. I was packing to go to a writer’s conference with my friend Rebecca when the phone rang. “Mrs. Jadlow, this is Larry Gunderson. Could I stop by for a minute?” “Sure!” Larry grew up next door to us. He came in from St. Louis for a funeral. We chatted for a little while before he had…

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Spinning with a Spiralizer

Spinning with a Spiralizer

Ever wonder what to do with those vegetables from the garden that seem to multiply when you’re not looking? This summer I broke down and bought a spiralizer at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The first time I saw one I thought, what a stupid idea. Now that I have one I’m using it almost every day. I crank zucchini through it and it comes out looking like spaghetti (but without the carbs.) Potatoes become Suzie-Qs like we used to get…

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God’s Little Surprises

God’s Little Surprises

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had as my summer goal, to find a reader to read my God’s Little Miracle Book ( I, II, & III). I hadn’t done anything toward attaining that goal. It was like I was in a holding pattern. On a Friday night I was up half the night unable to go to sleep. When this happens, I often get up to write my prayers. This night I felt the Lord telling me to lay down…

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Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

Our family always likes ice cream, but few want to crank the gallon and a half until it’s frozen. Some want strawberry, others desire blueberry. The purists want plain vanilla. With this recipe, each person can make their own flavor. and it only takes about five minutes. I must warn you–it’s habit forming! This and other recipes are found in my book Family Favorites from the Heartland, available on Amazon at the link below. Ingredients: ½ cup milk (for richer version…

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Sarge and I

Sarge and I

I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s home near Nevada, Mo during the turbulent years of WW II. Dad was first stationed in Fort Leavenworth, then Oregon. He spent a brief time in Waynesville before he shipped out for France, then Germany with the Army’s 70th Division. He arrived on the battlefield just after the Battle of the Bulge, 1944 at age 34. Since Mom held the position of store manager for the Edmiston’s Department Store in Fort…

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A Birthday Present

A Birthday Present

OLD GLORY Look to me and remember well the days gone by and those who fell, giving their lives for freedom’s sake knowing their sacrifice was no mistake. Look to me and remember the present. Pray for each and every resident who lives in this great land of ours that by God’s grace we’ll be empowered. Look to me; remember those yet to come who’ll stand in our stead and march to the drum 0f a land established for God’s…

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GAZPACHO SOUP

GAZPACHO SOUP

One of the things I love about summer is fresh veggies. This is a great way to cool off on a hot day.   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups V-8 juice, divided 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 chicken bouillon cube 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 dashes hot pepper sauce 1 ripe tomato, peeled and cubed 1 cup diced peeled cucumber 1/4 cup green pepper, cut into 1-inch squares 1/4 medium onion,…

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Life in Ottawa, KS

Life in Ottawa, KS

While Uncle Sam shipped Dad to France and then Germany during WW II, Mom and I stayed in Ottawa, Kansas. Here we are in front of our home at 212 W. 5th. The house still stands today. Mom managed a clothing store there. She hired a sitter, Leota, who was probably in her late 50s at the time. She’d never married. Usually Leota took care of elderly people. I proved to be quite a handful for this dear lady who…

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Jesus’ Fishnet

Jesus’ Fishnet

I read a blog the other day which reminded me of a poem I wrote over forty years ago. JESUS’ FISHNET My Lord is making a fishnet. He is making it fine. His Spirit wound with us is the twine. Each one is a knot; It is a very fine net To catch up many fish In this fine mesh. Jesus is the fisherman; The harvest will be plenty, According to His greatness. Mend your nets, oh My people; Mend…

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