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The Ideal Young Man, of 1902

I. Will the ideal young man play cards, drink liquor, or use tobacco? 2. Will he be a Christian? 3. Shall he be a lawyer, preacher, journalist, physician, or merchant? 4.  Shall he be a college graduate? The above questions were sent out to representative young women in all parts of the United States. Most […]

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Salmon Patties

Salmon patties- you can find recipes everywhere. This is what I made up last night (it’s Whole30 and paleo compliant and also low-carb): 1 can salmon (around 14 ounces, give or take) 2 eggs teaspoon garlic powder tablespoon of curry powder 2 tablespoons of minced dried onion (you can use fresh, but use a little […]

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A few of my husband’s lunches

  Pork roast and potatoes; wax beans with green onions, and frozen berries.   Green beans just like Grandma used to open; sundried tomatoes, southwestern style breakfast burritoes, and those washed out grape looking things are canned sour cherries with coconut cream. They don’t look pretty but I liked their flavor, nice and sour.   […]

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Kindle Books

1.99 Miss Buncle’s Book Miss Buncle Married 1.99 Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes Fermented foods are a delicious, healthy addition to any diet, including the Paleo diet. They’re full of nutritious bacteria and probiotics that aid in digestion and boost the […]

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Leading a Poodle- the Ideal Young Woman, Continued

  From a book published in 1902 based on some sermons and surveys the author had put together.  First part is here.  I’m not reproducing the thing in full, just the parts I found interesting. “Most of these young men say that they are willing to be judged by the same standard of morals by […]

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Sweet Potato Fritters

I made this up this morning.  I like it.  The Boy is indifferent- he says it’s okay.  It’s whole30 compliant, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and filling.  It’s also adaptable- I happened to have certain ingredients on hand, but provided you have eggs and sweet potatoes you can make essentially the same thing with […]

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Bollywood Movie Review: Daawat-e-ishq

Daawat-e-Ishq- Basically family friendly, IMO, although you may feel differently. Director Habib Faisal Cast Aditya Roy Kapur Parineeti Chopra Anupam Kher Karan Wahi One sentence summary: Rom Com Bollywood with a strong anti-dowry message. Synopsis: The lead female character has been disappointed time and again in marriage talks which consistently break down when it comes […]

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The Ideal Young Woman of 1902 Will Not Lead a Poodle

From a book published in 1902: THE following questions were sent out into all parts of the United States Answers came also from Canada and England: I. Must the ideal young woman be a Christian? 2. Will she use slang or profane speech or lead a poodle? 3. Are dancing, card playing, or wine drinking […]

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Have Heroes

“OF the forces that can enter into the life of youth there are few of more importance than enthusiastic admiration for heroic men. To feel, from reading or observation, the impact of a great nature upon one’s own is to be changed forever afterwards, at least in ideals. It is to realize, as perhaps not […]

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French Toast Apples

Take a nice, crisp apple. Core it. Peel it (I didn’t, and that’s how I know you should). Now you can do one of two things. Easy version: Put on a hot griddle, lightly greased. I used coconut oil. Lightly sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and nutmeg, or use pumpkin pie spice When the apples […]

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