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   Straitpath posted on Main Page The Lobby  My uncle, Merrill Bunker married my aunt who was from Utah. Bunkerville, Nevada, where the "range war" took place was named after my uncle's family who settled there as pioneers in the 1800's. I spent happy summers in Bunkerville. The sandy Virgin River rubs through the little hamlet. Those farmers and ranchers who lived in Bunkerville when I was there were truly the good people of the earth. Good looking, smart, ethical, spiritual. I don't know the Bundy family and I am not convinced which side I am on, but I do know those people by and large are good people. And they were willing to die for their beliefs last week. My good cousins were there and finished the day sunburned, relieved and joyous. I truly believe we will not regain our lost freedoms without bloodshed.
April 14 at 21:25 EST .

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   Linder  Enjoyed your story of spending summers on the ranch. Whether they are right or wrong I am in awe of this family and other Westerners who stood up to the Federal Government. They are the last of the rugged individual types who made our country great.
April 15 at 11:06 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Pet Peeves  We buy an Acura mdx and love it. It begins to wear out and we give it to our son and buy a new one. Many of the handy storage places are gone in the new one. The steering wheel is huge and bother my hands The bells and whistles, and there are plenty, are too complicated to work. I maintain with all the past engineering and experience poured into cars we could expect a perfect one by now.
March 30 at 23:44 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Pet Peeves  We buy an Acura mdx and love it. It begins to wear out and we give it to our son and buy a new one. Many of the handy storage places are gone in the new one. The steering wheel is huge and bother my hands The bells and whistles, and there are plenty, are too complicated to work. I maintain with all the past engineering and experience poured into cars we could expect a perfect one by now.
March 30 at 23:44 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Faith  We will heed not what the wicked may say
The Lord alone we will obey!
March 30 at 13:25 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Blessings  Blessings: directly answered prayers and small tender mercies. I am so grateful.
March 30 at 11:25 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Pet Peeves  Ornery people. People hurt other peoples' feelings. It is unnecessary and cruel. I get ornery when I don't feel good, but try to be aware of others' feelings all the same.
March 15 at 13:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm with you Strait. Last Christmas, while shopping in the madhouse that a popular store can be, a saleswoman thanked me for smiling at her. What kind of world is it when a smile is unusual?
March 18 at 08:35 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Guess I'll have to defend 'ornery' people. I have been told I'm blunt and so I am. If you don't want an honest opinion don't ask me or let me know that you'd like a lie and I'll give you one of those. I admit to impatience, and I really have trouble with stupid questions-you know the ones with the answers right in front of your nose if you bother to look? Us 'ornery' people think others should have thicker skins. Oh, yeah, I don't smile much when I'm shopping, I hate it, I want it done when I'm finished I'm out of there.
Mrs. Cow
March 19 at 21:11 EST .

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   Gram77  And yet when you speak of the grandchildren.........
March 19 at 22:13 EST .

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   Gerty  I like posting on the Connection too much to touch this with a ten-foot pole!
March 20 at 23:05 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I'm not sure what you mean, Gram. Loving and being concerned for people doesn't mean you aren't blunt. My Grandchildren know I love them, they also know I'm not going to listen to the tattle tale crap nor will I cut them any slack when they misbehave. When they tell me 'he hit me' I tell them if they hit someone they should expect to be hit back,it's a good way to learn how to keep your hands to yourself. The world is a hard place teaching them to face it head on is part of my job. If you would like to continue this without the usual sneak attacks Gerty my personal wall is avalible for the lecture you seem to want to give me. I promise to read it and give you feedback.
Mrs. Cow
March 21 at 06:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  Lordy! I've landed on an elementary school playground.

Weren't we simply discussing the value of being nice?
March 21 at 07:15 EST .

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   Gram77  OH goodness, I sure didn't mean anything but kindness. Your reply above is exactly what I meant, blunt but loving, especially when it comes to those precious red heads. Your response is perfect and I totally believe in your handling of the children and teaching then about the world they are entering. I would love to plant you in my grandchildren's house for a week. You could also teach my daughter-in-law a few things too. So.......no problem here from me.
March 21 at 07:56 EST .

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   Nugoddess  I don't understand why posting a dissenting opinion is considered ''elementary school playground'' behavior.
March 21 at 08:59 EST .

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   Rollingcow  If by elementary school you mean people who run up and tug your hair then run away and hide behind the teachers, I have to agree that that tactic is used here frequently, just not by myself.
Mrs. Cow
March 21 at 09:40 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Ornery, rude,sullen, blunt,impatient, dislikes differing opinions and never smiles.
Thanks ! I think I've got it now.
March 23 at 19:54 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Coffee Klatch  I was thinking about a former neighbor. She was one who really worked on her looks. She even had her hairline plucked to have a pretty " widow's peak." She was a natural blonde who always looked gorgeous. One day my husband knocked on her door very early before she had put her face on and he didn't recognize her because her brows and lashes were definitely blonde without the makeup. She was a very service oriented woman and extremely kind. Anyway, one day a group of us were talking and the question arose would we rather have fame or money. She immediately spoke up, "Fame!" I am sure she didn't mean infame. But I never understood that answer. What do you think, wise and erudite Dotters?
February 28 at 14:19 EST .

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   Gerty  Quite frankly, I am more interested in your puzzlement, Miss Straitpath. The term 'fame' is rather straight forward; so is the term 'money'.

Answer?
March 1 at 01:30 EST .

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   Straitpath  Good question, Gerty. It made me think. I guess because I would without hesitation choose money. Then and now.
March 1 at 15:35 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Household Hints  I pat my uncooked meatloaf into a loaf and put it on an oven broiler pan. The fat drips through the slots into the bottom pan. I put water in the broiler pan so I don't have to scrub the burned fat off. The water's steam seems to tenderize the loaf.
February 18 at 21:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  That is a good hint. I think even if we do meatloaf in the crockpot, a rack and pan would help with the grease.
February 21 at 23:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We had meatloaf tonight for dinner. I made it very plain, not a lot of stuff in it and it was delicious. It was a last minute decision to make it and I am glad I did.
February 22 at 00:06 EST .

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   Gerty  I have stated several times here on the Connection--Never made a meat loaf I liked and would make again! I once ordered meat loaf in a restaurant--just to see what it would taste like. It was wonderful! I like meat loaf so why can't I make one to enjoy here at home?
Maybe I'll just stick to making a giant Italian meat ball and calling it 'meat loaf'.
February 26 at 09:09 EST .

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   Balogreene  Gerty, I basically make the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. I use French or Russian Salad dressing instead of catsup. I don't like the taste of meat, but do like Meat Loaf, go figure. My sister also makes a good one, rolls the meat out (just plain meat, a little garlic powder and dried minced onions ) then lays diced tomatoes, canned mushroom caps, cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon on it, and rolls it up. She puts it in a loaf pan, puts catsup or something on top, and cooks it at 350 for an hour. It's almost like a cheeseburger. Mashed potatoes, and canned spinach make a comfort food dinner I love.
February 26 at 22:17 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gerty, maybe you should try meatloaf mix-veal,beef,pork for the base. The veal gives it a better flavor. I just use 1/2 onion, chopped, 1/2 c quick oats, 2 eggs, garlic powder, S&P, put on food service gloves and squish it all til it's mixed. It is tasty. No catsup-Hagar hates it.
February 26 at 23:13 EST .

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   Charactercounts  BirdsNest, the recipe you use is very similar to the one my grandmother used to make, except she did add ketchup, and she made a little slice along the top and put a little dab of Gulden's mustard in it.

I use a similar recipe, but I usually use breadcrumbs (I will try oatmeal! ). I also make two slightly smaller loaves and cook both at the same time. One for dinner that night, the other for leftovers for sandwiches, or to have another night.
February 27 at 03:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Charactercounts, this recipe is almost exactly like what my mother made. She used plain hamburger, way back last century when burger actually had flavor,and she covered the entire thing in catsup. Hagar has never liked meatloaf, hates catsup, so I left it off for him. He does like this more plain version better than the ones with all kinds of herbs and things like diced peppers in them. I especially love a cold meatloaf sandwich on plain white bread with a smear of mustard.
February 27 at 07:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  Ladies, the recipes from Bird's first post down are basically the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. I grew up using "Meat Loaf Blend", Pork, Veal, and beef, in equal measures. I think you can still ask for it at the Butcher section of the supermarket. Since I do everything I can to hide the taste of the meat, I just use ground beef.
February 27 at 21:20 EST .

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   Balogreene  Oh, and go to the Recipe page, I'll post my butter barbecue beef loaves recipe. That is good eats.
February 27 at 21:21 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I could have saved myself a lot of trouble, but the oatmeal we use is store brand, so no recipe. My mother used the one on the Quaker Oats box, back then it was probably the only oatmeal on the market.
February 28 at 07:34 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Music  Love you, Rake King. Admire you, too.
February 13 at 11:10 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  I passed this thru to my grandfather. He asked that I reply "He always admired your caring posts on many subjects, and sends his heartfelt hugs back to you." Rake is elated how this new "Music Wall" is attracting a wide array of folks and music genre. "Memories dwell here".
February 13 at 20:00 EST .

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   Phooey  Am I missing something ? Did someone 'hurt' Rake King here ?
February 15 at 13:38 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  yes phooey, the same mean sisters that hurt many , thankfully they are gone
February 15 at 18:43 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Projection?
February 17 at 15:41 EST .

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   Straitpath posted on Blessings  I hate to see the blessings page go empty when we all have so many blessings. Our family is going through tough times with two rebellious grandsons and other various problems that come with family. But, I have faith that God is over all and that in the end all will turn out gloriously. Earth life is hard, no doubt about it. But full of joy if we see through eyes of faith.
February 13 at 11:09 EST .

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   Surfhut  I've been ignoring that "still, small voice" of God regarding this wall. Today, I responded to His gentle nudge. Lo and behold, your post!

I'll be 60 on 9/14, and find myself really looking back on my life these days. Honestly, God has blessed me beyond belief. I'm pondering on why. Seriously, I don't think I deserve any of the blessings. But He gave them to me.

The only thing I can come up with is that, while my life is in the valley, I always "see" the hill in my heart and eventually get to the hill in earthly life.

I guess that is because of Faith. How did I get blessed with Faith? I don't know, but it lives in me.
February 15 at 11:45 EST .

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   Phooey  "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." Romans 10:17. Surfie, at one time you heard the truth and believed.
February 15 at 12:40 EST .

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   Straitpath  You are a truly good person, Surfhut. It shines through. And Phooey, I love your faith.
February 18 at 21:27 EST .

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