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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  As I write, the smirking President is speaking on the CBS Sunday news show. I watched about 3 minutes of his disingenuous performance before I changed channels and will flip back and forth until he is gone. I'm waiting for former President Bush to come on and speak about the book he wrote about his father.
November 9 at 10:57 EST .

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   Gram77  I ran across him too but moved on when he made some stupid remark about having the name he has and still wanting to be in politics. What an idiot and sooooo fake!
November 9 at 11:10 EST .

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   Fireball27  Fireball27 And not one reporter will ask him what his name really is. Isn't it Barry Sotero, if not when and where did he get it changed back to what he calls himself these days? It's a simple question.
November 9 at 13:31 EST .

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   Gerty  Don't look for any honesty coming from this fraud. Let's just try to weather the political storm of the next two years.
November 10 at 04:05 EST .

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   Linder posted on Main Page The Lobby  Election eve and I'm going to blackout all news for 24+ hours. I do not want to watch one more political ad. Received two candidate calls this a.m. saying records showed I had not voted yet....called the County Auditor and she assured me of the date my absentee ballot had been received. I am so hopeful for Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate. She is my current State Senator and it has been a pleasure to watch her campaign. Expected that because she had only local political experience and Bruce "Bailey" had federal office campaign experience that she would make some mistakes but not so. It's been his campaign that has been laden with blunders. Makes me wonder if along with her intelligence that her experience as a Lt. Col. serving in real war time has shown itself.
November 3 at 18:59 EST .

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   TXknitter  Election Eve -- We watch America Stands 2014 in the Spirit of Faith for our Election coverage. It is second year and it's awesome coverage for Christians. We get everything FNC gets in the way of returns plus we had Senator Ted Cruz in a LIVE interview for prayer, Pastor John Hagee and Keith Butler. Jerry Savelle, many others. BVOVTV.com and we are watching on Roku. Apple TV too. God bless our nation!
November 4 at 21:50 EST .

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   Alice  Congratulations, Linder! I watched Joni's victory speech earlier: gracious and happy :- )
November 5 at 00:46 EST .

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   Linder posted on Blessings  Blessed with a gorgeous Fall day in southern Iowa...chilly and windy but the sun shone all day as Mother Nature went about her work of depositing leaves where they need to be for protection when the frost begins to creep into the ground.
November 2 at 17:37 EST .

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   Gerty  You are so right!

Leaves should be kept on the ground for the protection and fertilization they provide the soil and its roots. I know, I am outnumbered by those who prefer to have a manicured lawn---DH is one of those.

PS If you must blow the fallen leaves into those monster piles, will someone please invent a noise-less blower!
November 5 at 19:42 EST .

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   Surfhut  Linder, your post brought up a wonderful memory of my childhood: playing in thick carpets of fallen leaves with my big brother and little sister and cousins and kids around the neighborhood. It is interesting how my mind works because I can smell those leaves right now. The memory comes from Thanksgiving. Everyone came to our house and it was great fun for us kids. Thanks for posting this. I'm very happy right now.
November 9 at 07:49 EST .

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   Linder posted on Nostalgia  Remember when a McDonald's hamburger cost $.25 and fries were a dime. Well, I had Gramps go thro the drive-thro today for a med. bag of fries and the cost was $1.92. I'm still in shock. What in the world will a bag of fries cost when the Democrats get the minimum wage raised to $17.00?
October 19 at 20:05 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  The decimal point has shifted one place to the right... And maybe doubled as well. Everything except retirement income and bank interest. Go to Wendy's, or McDonald's and a couple of burgers, fries, and two large drinks will probably set you back 15 bucks. Remember " Change back from your dollar?" And Clara Peller saying "Where's the beef?" And let's don't talk about the Grocery Store!!!
October 20 at 20:22 EST .

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   Safetydude  Well, the problem is that you don't realize how good our economy is under BHO. You aren't paying attention to his speeches. And by the way, inflation is at zero percent, never mind the cost of bread, milk, heat, gasoline, electricity, etc.

I don't think anyone under the age of 60 or 70 have any idea of how much the cost of living has risen in the last twenty years.
October 20 at 22:42 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Dude, I remember only 18 years ago buying cigarettes for less than $1.00 per pack. I don't smoke anymore, but what are they now? I remember buying "top shelf" beer for $2.00 for a six pack. Now I'm paying $8.99!!!!
October 21 at 01:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  Wouldn't you like to see the "real" price of any item before a Federal and/or State tax is added to it. I bet it would be shocking. I remember in Econ 101 we followed the cost of a loaf of bread: wheat from the farm to the packaged product in the store -- surprising.
October 21 at 18:39 EST .

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   Linder  I am 70 and sorry to say, started smoking when I was 12...my friend Mary and I swiped Chesterfields from her mother and Camels from my dad.. Could buy my Pal Mal cigarettes from the corner gas station when I was 13-14 for $.25. What a pain it was when they raised a penny at a time, to come up with those pennies. Stopped smoking when I was 50 (by hypnosis ) and was paying $2.00+ a pack. I can't imagine paying $5.00+ for a pack of cigarettes today. We aren't rich and we aren't poor ... but there is a limit when we stop buying. Maybe $1.92 for a bag of fries is it.
October 21 at 22:42 EST .

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   StormCnter  Back in the days when high school girls were required to take at least one semester of Home Economics, we were taught to plan menus for a week in advance and how to shop for the required groceries. I was married at 16, but I had learned well and could buy groceries for a week of meals for 12-15 dollars. Tuna was 25 cents a can, a pack of weiners was 50 cents, a loaf of bread was 30 cents, a whole bag of potatoes was under a dollar. But, everyone was making less money then. I guess it's all relative.
October 22 at 07:25 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm 60. One of my favorite memories from childhood was my big brother and I going to the movies every Saturday. Tickets were 25 cents each.
October 24 at 07:30 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm 62 and I remember my Uncle Bill saying he'd quit smoking when a pack cost $.50 in machines. He did too. But that was 100 years ago.
October 27 at 17:21 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  My 101 yr old mother voted her absentee ballot today. When I took the absentee request form to her to sign last week I asked some questions about her voting history because I wanted be sure she was capable of voting... and I ended up being taken to school by her again. She said she had never voted until she married my dad and she voted for Alf Landon in the presidential election. I was pleased that she remembered but I didn't think she could have voted for him because I didn't think they were married in 1932. Came home and looked at their marriage license and sure enough that date was 1934. Was feeling sad that she hadn't gotten it right as I put away her box of papers...and then the light came on....FDR defeated Hoover in '32 and ran against Landon in '36 and so she had remembered correctly. I'm satisfied that she was mentally aware to cast her vote today. She wanted to know who was running and I told her Gov. Branstad..."Oh, yes, I've met him many times," she said, and that is true. I told her about Joni Ernst running for the Senate. Mother was elected many times as mayor of our hometown and is pro-woman ... along with the fact that Mother's mother's maiden name was Ernst made her an eager Joni fan. So, I had a very satisfying day with her.
October 4 at 20:09 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I've been following that race with Joni Ernst. I hope she wins. She would be such a breath of fresh air in Washington.
October 5 at 10:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Impressive story, Linder. I congratulate you for your careful thoughtfulness and I congratulate your mother for keeping her long life productive and her mind and memories accurate.
October 6 at 07:10 EST .

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   NotaBene  Linder you are blessed with your 101 yr old mother. My mother is 93 and also is very lucid and has a great memory. It is so nice to have talks with her, I enjoy every minute of our conversations.
October 6 at 11:31 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Call me petty, superficial, whatever....I've seen John Kerry speaking on TV twice this morning and I question how I am suppose to take this man seriously. His face is so bloated from (I presume ) botox that he looks silly. I think he was trying to convince us that we are not at war ... a notion as ridiculous as his cosmetics.
September 12 at 13:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sometimes being observant & voicing your observations causes one to utter "the truth hurts".... nothing wrong with your eyesight. He is loyal ... haven't figured out just where that loyalty lies.
September 12 at 21:49 EST .

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   Gerty  News flash: John Kerry has ALWAYS had questionable looks from the get-go.
But his looks are the least of his problems; it's his political career over the years that I find most odious!
September 13 at 05:12 EST .

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   Straitpath  Saw him in person on a plane. While I loathe him, in person he was very impressive. Tall, well built with an attractive air of authority.
September 13 at 22:52 EST .

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   Linder posted on Coffee Klatch  Oh, no! I've just been negatively labeled by none other than Mylie Cyrus...as one of those short hair ladies.
August 26 at 10:37 EST .

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   Gram77  I only ask what a short haired lady is because Mylie Cyrus said it. P.S. I don't care for her.
August 26 at 13:49 EST .

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   Linder  I happened to glance up and see her on TV...noticed how uncultivated her speaking voice is and then heard her make the remark about the short hair ladies. I assume she was saying she knows older women don't approve of her and she doesn't care. We H.S. classmates all turned 70 this year and can't wait for our next lunch meeting to refer them as short hair ladies.
August 26 at 17:37 EST .

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   Linder posted on Nostalgia  Who says you can't go back? While setting out the under-the-eave and porch plants into the rain I got a bit damp. Came in to change clothes and spotted the big umbrella. It's been at least 60 years since I purposely walked barefoot in running rain water in the open ditches. Now the ditches are paved gutters, wore my rubber garden shoes and back then there were no umbrellas at our house...it still felt good and familiar.
August 15 at 10:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  I loved to hear about your wading in the rainwater. What fun that used to be and apparently, it still is!
August 15 at 13:59 EST .

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   Surfhut  Linder, you brought back a beautiful memory. I lived in SoCal when my son was born. Traveled to OKC often so he would know and love his family here.

My parents lived next door to my sister and her family. One August afternoon, thunderstorms erupted. I held my dear toddler in my arms and raced through the downpour across the adjoining yards from my parents' to my sisters'.

My parents watched us make that run and it made them laugh out loud. It never ceases to amaze me how profound such simple things are.
August 15 at 20:27 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Reminds me of sitting on our covered front porch watching the rain pour off our metal roof, our 8 year old grandson was with us and he thought that was the neatest thing . . . Simple Pleasures, aren't they Grand!!!
August 15 at 22:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Back when I was about to undergo chemo a friend sent me a powerpoint presentation or a video(not youtube ) entitled: Dancing in the Rain - inspirational; nothing is so important that you can't take the time to relive fond memories and pass them along. Sometimes a puddle is there to be stepped in, just because.
August 16 at 00:09 EST .

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   Linder posted on Blessings  We are being blessed with the most wonderful gentle rain in southern Iowa. Our lawn was stressed and other rains these past days along with today's is bringing it back.
August 7 at 12:29 EST .

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   Linder posted on Recipes  Braised Red Potatoes with Lemon and Chives
1 1/2 lbs baby red potatoes
2 cups water
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. minced fresh chives

1. Arrange potatoes cut side down in single layer, in 12-in. nonstick skillet. Add water, butter, garlic, thyme, and salt and bring to simmer over med.high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are just tender, about 15 min.
2. Remove lid and use slotted spoon to transfer garlic to a cutting board; discard thyme. Increase heat to med-high and vigorously simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until water evaporates and butter starts to sizzle, 15 to 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, mince garlic to paste. Transfer paste to bowl and stir in lemon juice and pepper.
3. Continue to cook potatoes, swirling pan frequently, until butter browns and cut sides of potatoes turn spotty brown, 4 to 6 min. longer. Turn off heat, add garlic mixture and chives and toss to coat.
August 6 at 20:02 EST .

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   Linder  Oops, the potatoes are to be halved and some of mine were large enough that they needed to be quartered. Made this for our supper along with BLTs. I let the potatoes get very brown and crusty. Potatoes, tomatoes, thyme and chives from the garden made it fun and tasty. Saw it on Cook's Country in the middle of the night recently. Will do it again.
August 6 at 20:12 EST .

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