The Home Without A Kitchen

THE HOME WITHOUT A KITCHEN

There are homes without a bedroom, where davenetts suffice,
There are homes where parlors play no leading part;
There are homes that have no dining-room, no pantry nor bath,
But the home without a kitchen is a home without a heart.

It’s a sort of filling station to a boy of nine or ten,
It’s the family trysting place with apple pie,
And the smell of hot, brown, ginger-bread upon a frosty night
Is a memory you’ll cherish till you die.

It’s the room where you’ll find mother, where little folks can come
to tell their troubles and have broken hearts made whole;
Oh, a house can be most anything, a mansion or a shack,
But a house without a kitchen is a home without a soul.

Poem by Miranda Snow Walton
“From Rags to Riches – A History of Hilliard and Bear River”
by Margaret Moore Lester

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

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We tangled with a deer recently so my car has been in the shop while the fall colors were at their best. I did find a few at a golf course. Wyoming transitions fast (except for winter…), and this year it seemed like a switch was flipped: one day it was still summer – the025

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Dialing the Remote

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Ah, the joys of growing older. I used to joke that we knew we’d arrived when we were offered senior discounts at restaurants without asking. We just laughed about it – now it’s not so funny.

Weird conversations due to our hearing don’t seem nearly as comical as they used to. The volume bar on our television is a mile long on the low side now and almost nothing on the loud. Having to find the phone via the locater is commonplace; trying to find what Continue reading

When Do You Plan to Retire? At the Age of 62? 82? How About 102?

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Do you think you would want to work until you are 102? I recently interviewed a gentleman that is doing just that. He is still healthy, agile, and sharp as a tack! Mr. Baker works every day, at least in the summer, since he is a surveyor and much of our land here is covered with 4-5 feet (or more) of snow through the winter months. Check out my article on pages 56-57 in Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine. http://www.wyolifestyle.com/Current%20Issue.html He is truly an inspiration.

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Ready or Not – Winter’s Coming

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We went for a drive today but the colors weren’t quite as far along as we thought they would be. That’s okay. It gives us an excuse to go again next Sunday. It is so beautiful here,002

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Rainy Days and Mondays, and Tuesday’s, and …

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While our children were growing up we often went backpacking in the Wind River Mountains near Riverton, Wyoming. It was something we all enjoyed doing. Bob continued the tradition with our grandson.

I recall a trip they took in 1997. Shelby was 15. It was during our vegetarian phase which I hadn’t completely bought into and Shelby certainly hadn’t. When they left I fixed myself a pot of ham and beans – something I felt was much tastier with meat than without.

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Josie Bassett Morris

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My husband, son, and grandson recently went on a camping trip to Dinosaur National Park near Vernal, Utah. I thought Josie’s story was interesting. Somewhere they read that she had been married and divorced five times! I guess she decided she’d had enough of that and established a home of her own. She lived to be 90!015

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