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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Gramps and I and Grdaughter Andrea (10 ) went to the Republican Meet Your Candidates dinner last evening. I invited her because she told me it was on her bucket list to meet someone famous and a politician is the best I can do. I took her picture with US Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Joni gained lots of national press last week with her debut ad about growing up on an Iowa farm castrating hogs and would know how to cut pork when she got to Washington. I tried to explain to Andrea on the way home about how even President Obama and Gov. Branstad had to start by going to public meetings like ours and how it is a responsibility for us to go and hear what they believe in. Simplistic, but you gotta start somewhere. She admitted the speeches were boring but she liked the attention from candidates who treated her with genuine respect.
April 4 at 12:20 EST .

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   Surfhut  Andrea is lucky to have grandparents like you and Gramps.
April 5 at 06:50 EST .

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   Bettijo  Wow! That was great of you. Wish I could get my granddaughters (11 & 12 ) to something like that, but they live in Chicago. Don't want to expose them to Chicago politics any more than necessary.
April 5 at 10:13 EST .

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   Linder posted on Politics  For the first time in 40 yrs and due to my mother's health I didn't attend the Republican County Convention and to my pleasant surprise my name was put up and I was elected as one of the delegates to District and State Conventions. One reason I am pleased is because our U.S. Rep. seat is open this year and we have several candidates running...none with great name recognition and it's possible that no candidate will attain enough votes to win on Primary Election Day. Consequently, District Convention will reconvene and the delegates will select our candidate. Just received an invitation from one of the candidates for a lunch on Saturday...don't know this guy and plan to go to ask some questions. Served as a delegate several years ago at one of these special conventions and it is a great experience.
March 20 at 20:06 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Linder--thank you for your service! I don't think we give enough credit to those who serve the democratic process the way you do.
March 20 at 23:10 EST .

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   Linder  Thanks, Miss Gerty, for the kind words. Being involved in party work has always been a part of life. My parents were always precinct committeeman and woman. I always heard it discussed at home. My mother (now 100 yrs. old ) organized the women in our little town and she ran as mayor and they as council women and took over the administration of our little town back in the early 1960's. First all women town administration in our state. Their accomplishments are a great story. Fast forward to last week. Every six weeks or so Mother develops a urinary tract infection (quite common for elderly women ) that leaves her confused for a few days. I walked into her room and she said to me, "Honey, I'm not going to run this year. I told them to take my name off the ballot." My first clue that Mother isn't well...I don't try to bring her to current reality...assure her that she is making a good decision. Politics is simply part of who we are even at 100 years of age.
March 29 at 23:31 EST .

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   Linder posted on Recipes  Have been happily buying pkgs of shredded cheese for years until recently hearing one of my favorite tv chefs say they are inferior products....should shred your own. Am now doing that and of course, he was right.
March 15 at 10:46 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The pre-shredded kind is tossed with corn starch to keep the pieces separated, at least that's what I was told.
March 16 at 08:57 EST .

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   Surfhut  Please don't ever buy Parmesan in a can or shredded package. Get the real thing. When you get down to the end of the parm wedge, throw it into a pot of soup. You can also freeze it and throw it into a soup or sauce later.
March 16 at 14:00 EST .

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   Gerty  Have always shredded my own. Kitchen Aid has a great attachment for such a chore.
March 20 at 23:13 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Finally, we are due to have some "warm" weather today. Funny how 30 degrees will seem warm today and next Fall when the temps dive to 30 it will seem so cold.
March 4 at 09:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  Last night, at Dulles Airport it got down to -1. Since I live a few miles away as the crow flies, it must have been that cold here. I think they said it got all the way up to 25 today. But, some snow actually melted, so it couldn't have been to bad, right?
March 4 at 20:15 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Up early this a.m. Sidewalks dry...next time I looked they were iced over...then it began to snow. Granddaughter called asking Gramps to drive her to class 40 miles away. Is in nursing school and had an important test. I was glad for the call that they had made it. They returned home a few hours later in sunshine...ice and snow melting. Beautiful afternoon. Went walking for the first time in a while. More good weather is due and it will get to you Easterners eventually.
February 17 at 19:38 EST .

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   Surfhut  Late last week, I drove to work on ice. At the end of the day, I walked out of my office wearing a t-shirt. Supposed to be 75 tomorrow. Hang in there everyone. Spring is on it's way. Happy you got some firewood, Y!
February 17 at 19:46 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  We had a good day. Went to watch our 8th grade granddaughter play in a Junior High basketball tournament. After her game was a boys game...very small boys on one team against bigger boys. And could those little guys ever play. They didn't win but gave a couple runs that made it seem possible. GD's team didn't win either but has been fun t
February 8 at 18:35 EST .

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   Linder  fun to watch her learn and improve.
February 8 at 18:37 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Lindy, that's exactly it. She knows.
February 9 at 04:01 EST .

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   Hikergal  Linder that sounds like the best way to spend a day.I have a few coaches in my family and they all say the kids they enjoy coaching the most are the ones whose families enjoy watching the kids learn and grow.Keep being the ones who enjoy watching the game.
February 9 at 06:22 EST .

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   Linder posted on Health & Diet  Third straight day it's been warm enough to go walking. Have spent entirely too much time sitting at the computer this winter. Hope I can muster the discipline to continue.
January 13 at 18:11 EST .

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   Balogreene  I agree. We got down to 2 dogs about Christmas time. My resolution was to start walking them. The weather has been awful! Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
January 13 at 20:35 EST .

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   Linder  Went out today and lasted 12 minutes. The town cemetery entrance is down our street less than a block and across a state highway... I love walking there..hills and flat expanses..hard surface..no traffic..family and friends graves are there..I notice new things every day. Anyway, it wasn't that it was far too cold today...I noticed that I was breathing much too hard and decided that it might be dangerous to keep pushing. Will see what tomorrow brings. I know I'm out of condition and I don't intend to be stupid about exercising.
January 14 at 22:02 EST .

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   Gerty  OK! I find myself in the same situation. Being seriously out of shape, at the moment, I am going to use the treadmill for five min. this morning. Wish me luck!
January 15 at 06:59 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  What are you having for New Years Day dinner? Know you're going to be envious but I'm going to tell you what we're having, anyway. 10 yr old Andrea is with us and she requested Kraft Mac and Cheese ... so that's what we're having!

However, I made potato soup this afternoon for a treat for my mother in the nursing home and for nearly every bite she took, said "This is so good. It tastes like home." Gramps and I may have a bowl of that.
January 1 at 18:08 EST .

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   Gram77  You can never go wrong with mac and cheese.
January 1 at 18:24 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Linder, great minds....I made a big pot of potato soup yesterday. We had some for lunch yesterday, a small bowl with dinner, and some for breakfast. There is still some left, but tonight we must eat blackeyed peas for luck. I know your mother enjoyed every mouthful and it must have made you smile.
January 1 at 20:53 EST .

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   Balogreene  Mom had leftover lamb, greens for luck, and fresh veggies with dip. Visiting vegetarian sister and I had an artichoke casserole, greens and fresh veggies. Artichoke casserole will be posted on the recipe page.
January 1 at 22:21 EST .

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   Linder posted on Nostalgia  At Goodwill recently I found several Mikasa coffee cups in the pattern my good friend owned. She has been gone for six years and I think of her fondly every day. I bought only one and today ordered the matching saucer on the Internet. I enjoyed coffee from this cup so many times while sitting on the deck that overlooked her pretty back yard...talking and reading the Dallas Morning News. Will enjoy using it and all the good memories.
December 30 at 10:09 EST .

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   Surfhut  This such a sweet story. Enjoy the memories for years to come.
December 31 at 17:31 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Of course, I believe him when he says he watches Duck Dynasty. The President wouldn't lie. Would he?
December 22 at 06:28 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Of course not. I also believe he and John Kerry go duck hunting together every year.
Mrs. Cow
December 22 at 08:01 EST .

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   Nugoddess  He just has to find out where he can get hisself a huntin license.
December 22 at 16:59 EST .

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   Linder  Nu, if you're gonna go quoting the SOS let's get it right. It's, "get hisself one of them there huntin licenses."
December 22 at 18:40 EST .

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   Olhokie64  I think Vice President Cheney would be glad to take him hunting.
December 22 at 22:00 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Snipe hunting?
December 23 at 15:27 EST .

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