He who laughs last may last longer

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A good laugh is like medicine.

My girl friends and I figure we added about five years to our lives last weekend during our trip to Nashville.  At one point, we were laughing so hard we had to stop the car.  I had tears running down my face.

In this scary, swine flu infested world, a ray of hope has worked its way through the puny ozone layer. Continue reading

“Twinkle, Twinkle little star” – sing it and prevent swine flu


All this talk about swine flu and fear that it will burst into a global pandemic has me a little nervous. I’m reviewing my options to stay healthy.

Everyone seems to agree the best thing we can do for ourselves is to beef up the hand washing – that’s what Mother said way back before the term pandemic was coined.  For the life of me I can’t remember the song I was taught to sing while washing  up.  Was it “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, twinkle, Little Star.”  If anyone knows, please let me know.  Continue reading

Readers help out with Hidden Valley copycat recipe


Cynthia Cross and Ann Gilbert wrote to let me know Wal-Mart sells SACO Buttermilk Powder. Yippee.  Sorry Hidden Valley, I won’t be buying your expensive dressing mix any longer.

“It’s great for making biscuits and cornbread without having to buy a quart of buttermilk,” wrote Cynthia.

That makes me happy because I can’t tell you have many quarts of buttermilk have died in my fridge after I use the cup or so I need for a specific recipe.  Now I can keep it on hand in powdered form.  I did read it probably should be refrigerated after opening. Continue reading