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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  OMG! I can't begin to pass this 1912 Kentucky 8th grade examination!

Fortunately, the answers are provided:
Yesterday at 06:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  The answer page did not come up for me, so I did the "search" option. Very interesting.
Yesterday at 20:24 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Some folk in this country have been saying FMD was Obama's father for a long time, but where did the "stepfather" id come from?

"According to a Kenyan news outlet, the president’s family has now entirely disowned him. One of his more vocal critics, his half-brother, Malik Obama (son of Barack Obama Sr ), maintains that Obama is not actually the son of Barack Obama Sr. Malik’s evidence: Barack looks and behaves nothing like Obama Sr. Most likely, Malik claims, the president was born of an affair between his mother Ann Dunham and communist poet Frank Marshal Davis—a conspiracy theory that has circled around for years.

“Obama resembles his step father, Frank, in many ways and is just a liar and mean like him. It is possible his mother messed around to give birth to him because his definitely not the son of my father, Barrack Obama senior—they have nothing in common,” said Malik."
Monday at 10:24 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have often wondered if she became pregnant while in HS in Washington State, where her mother was a bank VP & thus the sudden move to Hawaii. She was accepted & enrolled at college there. It's more than possible his daddy is a citizen & BHO, Sr. needed a reason to stay in the States. She & the baby left HI 2 weeks after his birth to attend college in Washington State. Not so odd that Malik is now speaking out against him, since 0 reportedly gave him big bucks for Malik's charity but Malik now claims he did not, nor did he contribute to have his aunt's body returned to Kenya, as detailed in a recent HuffPost article & an A.I.M. report.
Yesterday at 02:55 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Apparently young Stanley Ann was a devotee of Malcolm X who wa in Seattle at the same time she was attending Mercer Island HS. There is not the remotest resemblance to Obama Senior when comparing skull bone structure to Malcolm or even FMD, both of whom are much more compatible.I think Granny knew the truth but she wasn't allowed to survive because of that. Interesting how Malik is now speaking up.
Yesterday at 15:22 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Is this what it is coming to in this country?
   Monday at 07:51 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch  Stole this from a poster on another site:

Washington State recently passed two laws.

They legalized gay marriage and legalized marijuana.

The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect Biblical sense.

Leviticus 20:13 says: "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned."

Apparently we just hadn't interpreted it correctly before!
   May 2 at 07:19 EST .

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   Gram77  My sincere apology, but I laughed before I thought.
May 2 at 14:18 EST .

   Bettijo posted on Coffee Klatch

You will love the beautiful music.

Since most conservative Mennonite and Amish churches sing only acappella hymns in their churches, it is not surprising to find that there are numerous Mennonite and Amish acappella choirs, quartets, and family singing groups. most of these groups sing in simple four-part harmony.

Altar of praise chorale is a mixed acappella group, comprised of some of the best male and female singers in the conservative Anabaptist world. Members of the group come from various Anabaptist backgrounds: beachy Amish, Mennonite, and charity Christian fellowship.
May 1 at 10:43 EST .

   Bettijo  Sorry this did no embed. First time I took out the word "embed" and it still did not embed. Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks.
May 1 at 10:45 EST .

   MeiDei  So enjoyed your post, stayed on the link after, tried another offering & listened to "Here I Am Lord" - a favorite of mine. Thank you!
May 2 at 00:23 EST .

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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.
April 26 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.
April 26 at 15:22 EST .

   HopeandGlory  Griefs got discouraged because his posts kept disappearing, likewise WW's posts . . . I miss them both!
April 26 at 15:42 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I miss both of them as well. Griefs and I used to share stories about our farm life upbringings.
April 26 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.
April 25 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.
April 25 at 13:48 EST .

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   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.
April 25 at 16:54 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  Is it true that chickens only lay one egg a day?
April 25 at 17:50 EST .

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   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.
April 26 at 08:06 EST .

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   Carmen  Only one egg a day????? LOL - how would you like to have a baby a day. Just kidding.
April 26 at 09:28 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  A friend ours has a place out in a rural area of the county; about 10 acres, I think. He's got everything. A couple of horses, a bunch of funny looking goats, his wife has Shetland ponies [three little darling babies born this week]; he raises a couple of steers every year for beef [he keeps us in beef], and chickens galore. I had forgotten how good a "free range" egg is. Once you get a taste of an egg laid by a chicken who has run all over the place, eating everything in its path, including chicken scratch, you'll never ever want another store-bough egg.

As a kid growing up we always had chickens and fresh eggs, and I remembered mom always cracking an egg into a bowl before she put it into whatever she was getting ready to cook/bake. If you got a bad one, you didn't want to ruin the whole dish, so she she looked at them, one by one, individually before she cooked with them.
May 1 at 10:37 EST .

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   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 .

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

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   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!
April 24 at 18:42 EST .

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