Model citizens and exuberant ‘agents’

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Several people have asked who my models were for the front cover of my book “Love, Laughter & Losing my Keys.”   Well, they are my best friends for five decades including from left Norma Clark Atkins, yours truly who is high on Ensure – seriously, that’s what we are drinking (or was it a Cosmopolitan,  I forget) , Brenda Wiygul  Chambliss, and Marie Portera.

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Breaking NFL barriers

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Remember this name: Sarah Thomas, pictured last night at MSU with fellow football  official, Jack Vaughan, one of her mentors.  She is slender, tall, beautiful, charismatic and smart. She could also be classified as an expert on the mechanics of football.  I wonder how she got that way while the rest of us girls were taking selfies and eating chocolate chip cookies in the press box.

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A whopper of a idea for onion surplus

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I wish you could be in my kitchen about now. It smells like I’m cooking something wonderful and I am, sort of.   Farmer Sam, my produce supplier, is still bringing me onions every week.  Since I only use about one tablespoon a day on my salad, it was time to have a major onion – cookin’.   I put on my onion cooking outfit (my pjs) and got it going.

First, of course, I googled onion recipes and came up with one I consider brilliant.  You carmalize them in your crotch pot.  (We call it the crotch pot because that’s what my friend Kate calls it).

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What to do with tomato bounty

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Not many things I bake turn out all that good.  Yesterday I experienced an exception that made by heart sing.

Someone unknown to me at this point, left a whole heap of fresh picked tomatoes on my porch last Sunday.  I’m sorry, but I’m a bit selfish when it comes to a ripe homegrown tomato.  So rather than share, I’ve been eating BLTs, stewing them up into pasta sauce and yesterday I made a recipe which appears in my book (to be released in September).

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