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Life in 1950

Life in 1950

  Third grade found me in Mrs. Everhart’s class at Central Grade School. (I’m the first on the left in the middle row.) We skipped rope on the narrow sidewalks and played jacks at the bottom of this staircase at recess. At the end of sixth grade, this school became the junior high so I went to this school for nine years. As I look over these dear faces, I see many are gone. Others, I wonder about their lives now…

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Life in 1950

Life in 1950

Third grade found me in Mrs. Everhart’s class at Central Grade School. (I’m the first on the left in the middle row.) We skipped rope on the narrow sidewalks and played jacks at the bottom of this staircase at recess. At the end of sixth grade, this school became the junior high so I went to this school for nine years. As I look over these dear faces, I see many are gone. Others, I wonder about their lives now almost…

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Unforgiveness

Unforgiveness

In Matthew chapter 18:21-35, Jesus speaks of the necessity of forgiveness. In essence, He says if we don’t forgive those who have wronged us, we will be handed over to the torturers (verse 34) in the New American Standard Version. In the King James Version, they used the word jailers instead of torturers. In the Greek according to BlueLetterBible.org that word means: “one who elicits the truth by the use of the rack, an inquisitor, torturer also used of a jailer doubtless…

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The Impossible Quiche

The Impossible Quiche

Do you like quiche, but don’t like to have to mix and roll out dough? Here’s a quick and easy recipe that makes it’s own crust. The Impossible Quiche 12 slices bacon, crisp fried and crumbled 1 cup shredded swiss cheese (or cheddar if you prefer) ½ teaspoon chopped thyme (optional) 1/3 cup finely chopped onion Sprinkle over the bottom of a lightly greased 9-10 inch pie plate   Blend together these next ingredients (below) in a high-speed blender. Pour…

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One Stop in WW II

One Stop in WW II

The last stop in our journeys to follow my dad in the States during WW II was in Waynesville, MO. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood before the Army shipped the 70th Division to France. By then I was twenty months old and had already lived in Kansas, Oregon, and Missouri. My folks called this place “El Rancho.” We lived here with other couples because there was such a shortage of housing. Soon after this picture, Dad left to…

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A Look Back

A Look Back

  Forty-three years ago today, I recorded in my journal, “Lord, what do you want me to do with these poems I’ve begun to write these past two years?” I had 373 poems typed, and in a box. The box was beginning to overflow. Jesus’ admonition about hiding your light under a bushel had been heavy on my mind for several days. Searching in the yellow pages under “publishers” brought me to the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City. I knew…

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Zucchini Pizza Casserole Author: The Seasoned Mom Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 cups “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) (I used about 3 small zucchinis)* ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 14 ounces pizza sauce 15 slices turkey pepperoni Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Place zucchini in a colander,…

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Early Years

Early Years

My mom and I moved several times during WW II while Dad was in the Army. He’d already served three years in the 30s, but Uncle Sam drafted him soon after I was born in the early 40s. In order to be near him, we moved to Albany, Oregon because he was stationed at Camp Adair with the 70th Division. He trained troops there for the south Pacific. Our next move was to Fort Leonard Wood, near Waynesville, Missouri. After a…

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Today’s Bitterness

Today’s Bitterness

The Spirit of Marah (Bitterness) On the third day when the Israelites journeyed back to Israel after their Exodus from Egypt, they found themselves at Marah, thirsty and out of water. There was a well there, but it was bitter. The Biblical account tells us in Exodus 15:23 (NASV): “When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.” So we learn that Marah means bitter in Hebrew….

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Chicken Rollups

Chicken Rollups

Here’s a yummy way to dress up chicken breasts. Soak chicken breasts in white cooking wine a couple of hours. With a kitchen hammer flatten the breasts. Lay a couple of pieces of deli ham on the flattened meat. Add a slice of cheese or sprinkle grated cheese on top. Roll the chicken up like a cigar and place in a greased casserole. Pour a can of tomatoes or tomato puree over the top. Cover and bake for an hour….

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