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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Does anybody know what happened to the LDotter who posted the beautiful flower pictures he took. I think his name was Griff. I miss his pictures.
Yesterday at 12:59 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  It was Grief2bear, I saved all his pics for my wall. Don't know where he went, but we have lost many.
Yesterday at 15:22 EST .

   HopeandGlory  Griefs got discouraged because his posts kept disappearing, likewise WW's posts . . . I miss them both!
Yesterday at 15:42 EST .

   Ole buzzard  I miss both of them as well. Griefs and I used to share stories about our farm life upbringings.
Yesterday at 18:46 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  I cooked a couple eggs this morning and noticed the carton said "Best Used by 4/24/15." Since that was yesterday, I searched Internet to see how long I could store eggs. I was going to hard boil them thinking they would keep longer cooked, not so. This is what I found.

How to store eggs?

The USDA recommends storing eggs in a refrigerator at about 40 degrees F, mainly to reduce the chances that any bacteria on the shell will multiply and cause a risk of illness.

Buy refrigerated eggs and store them in the refrigerator as soon as your get home. However, even under refrigeration, eggs slowly lose carbon dioxide, which enlarges the size of the air cell and causes the yolk to flatten and the white to spread.
Storing Fresh Egg - Refrigerated raw shell eggs will keep without significant quality loss for about 4 to 5 weeks beyond the "sell by" date or about 3 weeks after you bring them home.

Fresh egg whites - 2 to 4 days

Fresh egg yolks (unbroken and covered with water ) - 2 to 4 days

Hard-cooked (hard boiled ) eggs - 1 week

Deviled eggs - 2 to 3 days

Leftover egg dishes - 3 to 4 days

Whole eggs (in the shell ) cannot be frozen as the eggs will burst. Store in an airtight freezer container. The recommended length of freezer storage for frozen eggs is 9 to 12 months.

Whole eggs - You can freeze an entire egg by beating it (as if you were making scrambled eggs ) and then storing it in an airtight freezer container.

Egg yolks - Separate eggs. Stir yolks with a fork to break them. Add two teaspoons sugar or one teaspoon salt for each cup of egg yolks. Store in an airtight freezer container.

Egg whites - Strain whites through a sieve. Freeze without stirring. Do not add sugar or salt. Store in an airtight freezer container.
Saturday at 12:15 EST .

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   Carmen  Actually, you don't really know how old the eggs are that you buy in a store. If they peel easily, they are (at least ) 14 days old when you buy them. Fresh eggs don't peel well because there has been no shrinkage of the inside. If you are buying farm-fresh eggs (or gathering them from your own chickens ) just don't wash them --- they will keep for months if refrigerated. Yes, I know all about the regulations to insure freshness of store-bought eggs and I also know there are so many ways to get around that.

I have noticed every year at Easter time, the eggs you boil are very difficult to peel. Yes -- they are selling so many that what you buy tends to be fresh. Personally, when we had chickens they would stop laying in the winter because of the short days. So, we would have eggs for many months until they started laying again in the spring. We are still healthy and alive.
Saturday at 13:48 EST .

   BirdsNest  And it is interesting hoe carelessly the eggs are handled from the farm to the warehouse to the store. Some stores leave them unrefrigerated for a good long time. Since we have our own chickens and eggs, we worry less about problems. I made egg salad for lunch today-delicious. I saved all the eggs this week to sell at the tracks today, it was chilly and damp, no one bought eggs so now I have plenty of eggs for cooking.
Saturday at 16:54 EST .

   RedWhiteBlue  Is it true that chickens only lay one egg a day?
Saturday at 17:50 EST .

   BirdsNest  Hens lay one egg per day. Most days I get only 9 eggs from 11 hens, then the other day I got 10, but that is rare. When they were out roaming the yard I figured the 2 hens were hiding their eggs, but it looks like there are a couple of slackers!! Yesterday I discovered what looked like a dead Guinea hen at the base of a tree against the fence, she popped up when I reached down. She must have been sitting on 35 eggs! They are no good of course because all the Guineas fly up into the pine trees for the night.
Yesterday at 08:06 EST .

   Carmen  Only one egg a day????? LOL - how would you like to have a baby a day. Just kidding.
Yesterday at 09:28 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Jokes  Obama and Hillary were standing at the foot of a flag pole looking up.
a republican walked up and asked them what they were doing.
Hillary said"we are trying to determine the height of this pole,but we don't have a ladder".
the republican said,"give me the wrench you are holding"
he then loosened four bolts at the base of the pole and laid it flat on the ground
then said',Let me use that tape measure"
after measuring the pole he said
"there you are,sixteen feet eight inches"
and walked off
Obama laughed and said
"isn't that just like a smart @ss republican, we ask for the height of this pole and he gives us the length"

man who throws mud loses ground
April 24 at 07:00 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  He may have been a democrat, but he was a statesman. He had integrity, character, honesty, and honor; something rarely seen in a politician today.

Note the last one on Harry Truman
"Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow".

It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won't believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence, Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise." As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food. Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.

Today, too many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference! We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being frugal with our tax dollars!
April 22 at 12:54 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Thank you for posting this note on President Truman's ethics, an amazing reminder of what was once a public moral standard,sadly barely recognizable in today's sad world.
April 23 at 20:37 EST .

   Linder  Visited the Truman Library and home a few years ago...a refreshing step back in time.
April 24 at 11:13 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Vote for Hillary!
   April 22 at 08:34 EST .

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   Bettijo  This is weird, but it has happened more than once. If I post something new and later refresh the wall to see if anyone has responded, it re-posts my post. Is this happening to anyone else? I just refreshed this wall and my above post posted again "about 2 seconds ago." I deleted the duplicate post, but don't understand what is happening. Any thoughts?
April 22 at 11:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Use "reload wall" instead of refresh F5 or the back key. Yes, it happens - even if Firefox times out & they restore, you'll find your last post doubled.
April 22 at 13:41 EST .

   Gerty  Some good posts just deserve repetition, Miss Bettijo!
Friday at 18:42 EST .

   Bettijo posted on The Road Automobilia  John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane. Photo courtesy Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

John Dillinger was America’s most notorious bank robber, and having selected that form of livelihood, had to know a thing or two about fast cars. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, is now displaying a getaway car that was actually owned by the dapper Hoosier outlaw, something of an early American muscle car, a 1933 Essex Terraplane powered by a stout Hudson straight-eight.

The Terraplane is on loan from the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington, D.C., where it had been a permanent exhibit. Dillinger bought it in March 1934, just a few months before he was killed by the FBI outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Late in March, Dillinger escaped a law enforcement trap in St. Paul, Minnesota, that ended in gunfire. Two bullets from a police revolver pierced the Terraplane’s front cowl; the damage is still visible today. Dillinger used the car until the following month, when he and his brother, Hubert, crashed it in an Indiana field.

Dillinger was born and raised in the Indianapolis area, before turning to a life of crime, leading an existence as a fugitive. There is a prominent connection between Dillinger and Auburn. He was arrested by police in Ohio and confined to a jail in Lima. Members of his gang, posing as Indiana corrections officers, entered the jail and broke him out, killing Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Jess Sarber in the process. The gang members fled across the state line into Indiana, where they raided the Auburn police station, stealing guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests. A historical marker outside the former station commemorates the incident today.

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   April 21 at 02:50 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Important Facts to Remember as You Grow Older:
• Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
• Life is s-xually transmitted.
• Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
• Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months maybe years.
• Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital dying of nothing.
• All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
• In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
• Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last that long

Lucianne would not let me post this…said “bad” words were not allowed, but did not tell me what the "bad word" was. I have read and re-read carefully and cannot find a bad word; maybe the one on the second line?
   April 20 at 06:52 EST .

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   Bettijo  "Live and learn," as my grandmother used to say. The third word on the second line is a "bad word." I never knew that word was "bad," did you?
April 20 at 06:55 EST .

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   Gram77  Goodness, Bettijo, are you serious?
April 20 at 07:24 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  English spelling is a vexing problem for most learners of English. Why does the English language have so many words that are difficult to spell? The main reason is that English has 1,100 different ways to spell its 44 separate sounds, more than any other language. This video features typographist, spelling champion, and chairman of the American Literacy Council Dr. Ed Rondthaler pointing out the nonsense of English spelling. Enjoy! Dr. Rondthaler died in 2004 at age 104.

April 16 at 07:43 EST .

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   Bettijo  Actually he died in 2009, but I am not able to edit. I seem to be the only one posting here. If I am getting on your nerves, please tell me and I will shut up. Thanks.
April 16 at 07:50 EST .

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   Balogreene  So, as a writer, I have Subject Matter Experts (SMEs ) who write for me to rewrite. My dear Puerto Rican friend admits to writing in Spanglish. My Chinese friend does pretty well, but her spelling is atrocious!

I am reminded of, I think, Oscar Wilde who said ghoti spells "fish" gh like in "enough", o like in "women", and ti, like in "nation".
April 16 at 21:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am personally in the midst of lots of health issues with Hagar and attempting to get a garden underway, so my time here is very limited. I am very interested in the variety of things that you post, you have an inquisitive mind and I like that. Thanks for taking the time to post, I wish more Ldotters would take the time to add something on a daily basis.
April 17 at 06:32 EST .

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   Gerty  I second Miss Birdie's comment. Please keep posting as much as you want, Miss Bettijo!! I enjoy all your posts.
April 18 at 13:48 EST .

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   Balogreene  I am a writer. I work with people from other countries, who have a hard time with English. They are great engineers, but, I have to monitor their "English". For us, it's kind of a joke, caught you again! I am so proud to be working with people who want so much to be "American" (they are citizens ).
April 20 at 19:16 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  This is to go with WW's darling story some time ago about the beavers building a d am and the owner of the property being cited.

April 15 at 10:36 EST .

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   Gerty  This is great! It should be shown to all elementary school kids to encourage them to study the treasure of animals we are blessed with in this Country.

BTW--it is also a good picture of how I look preparing for my garden!!
April 15 at 20:16 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I sent TQ a note about the beavers and otters on the river between Washington and Oregon, it was a mama bear with 2 cubs, the babies were making mud balls and decided to nail the little otters, she got upset and yelled at them to come back to shore, as only a mama bear could do. It was a Riot. The otters just floated on down...the beavers went under cover. The cubs probably got a spanking.
April 16 at 09:47 EST .

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   Bettijo  Cute!
April 16 at 15:47 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Great advice from a wise man, hard as it is to follow
   April 14 at 07:51 EST .

   12 people like this.

   Safetydude  For years and years I've said that I never learned anything listening to myself...
April 14 at 23:32 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  There is a reason that God gave us two ears and only one mouth.
April 18 at 12:49 EST .

  3 people like this.

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