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The Lepp Family: The AR Family 
Apr. 16, 2011 7:43 pm 
Updated: Apr. 20, 2011 6:10 pm
The links on this will take you to the posts that have been and are still active. If you have participated in these posts, these links will help you keep track of them. Just paste them into your word processor and you will have ready access to continue following them.

I am re-posting many of these links because the support and interest has grown by long leaps. There are a few additions, as well. Lady Sparkle, Carrie and Baking Nana have been working diligently to achieve their goals of providing tribute to Danny and his family. As you follow the links, the saga unfolds beautifully. ( Saga is the correct word!)

Light a candle for Danny Lepp. From a Buzz by Celeste.<

Carrie’s and Baking Nana’s donation post for the memorial bench and tree to be installed in a park in Danny’s home town.. You will find other links in the posting that will point you to tributes and memorials, also. .;postid=231542#comments<  This link has been corrupted, somehow. The comments are still viable for you to read. Carrie has re-posted at this link<

Baking Nana has a portal for donations at this posting. Using this portal will simplify the donation process very much. It is a PayPal portal so you have the best security on the web. Donations will be accepted until May 1, 2011<

Cindy’s original post. Here’s the link. <

Some AR folks have left notes at Caring Bridge, as well. Perhaps you would, also.<

Redneck Gramma has a special recipe in tribute to The Lepp Family. It’s very unique. If you would add your own review, that would be a nice tribute to Redneck Gramma. Here’s the link.<

Lady Sparkle is compiling all of the AR activity regarding Lepps into a book for the family. This is going to be a huge project for her so, if you can, give her your support in some way. Here’s the link. She has the costs of the book covered but if you could stop by and offer some encouragement, I know she would appreciate it very much.<

And Carrie is exploring ways to offer support for the Lepps, also. She has two posts regarding her effort. Read this one first.<
Read this link second.<

This link will take you to the marathon party. It’s a lot of reading and a lot of gut splitting laughs.;Page=1&amp;msg=cs<
Swiss Phil posted this in August of last year. In his note to the Lepp Family at Caring Bridge, he pointed back to this. I think it is fitting for us all to re-read at this time of unity for Cindy and her family. Perhaps, copy it for our own comfort in the future. Thank you Swiss Phil!<
Apr. 16, 2011 7:55 pm
Thank you, Mike....
Apr. 16, 2011 10:38 pm
Mike, you are a 1 stop shop my friend! Thank You and Bless You:)
Apr. 17, 2011 5:04 am
That's so nice of you to put that all together. Went to check Swiss Phil's only to find I had read it. It was a good read then and now thanks for posting that link too!
Apr. 17, 2011 6:56 am
thanks Mike, your organizational skills are great, could have used you around when I was doing year end taxes for 2 weeks:)
Apr. 17, 2011 6:58 am
Thank you so much Mike! Very kind of you to put this together &hearts;
Apr. 17, 2011 7:10 am
Apr. 17, 2011 9:59 am
Great job Mike. Thank you for pulling all of this together. Bless you my friend.
Apr. 17, 2011 10:09 am
I just went back and re-read Swiss Phil's blog - touching and very fitting. Thank you Mike for bringing that back to our attention.
Apr. 17, 2011 10:47 am
I second RNG's comment. Where the heck were you when I needed you this past week? Nice job putting this together Brother Mike :D
Apr. 17, 2011 11:23 am
Thanks Mike!
Apr. 17, 2011 11:56 pm
Good job Mike - you have a caring heart and spirit - thank you.
Apr. 18, 2011 2:39 pm
Thank you for putting all of this in one place!
Apr. 18, 2011 6:58 pm
I never would have seen Swiss Phil's blog if not for this, thank you Mike!
Apr. 18, 2011 8:23 pm
Lucky Noodles - isn't Mike the best - he put this all together and I must say - he was brave enough to venture into the Marathon Party Thread - a place where few men dared to tread. :)
Apr. 19, 2011 5:47 am
LOL Baking Nana But like a man he just had to bring all his tools and toys!
Apr. 19, 2011 8:01 am
I didn't have a single refusal of my tools- or bus. I only brought the right stuff! Well... my chopper pilot was a mistake.
Apr. 19, 2011 10:28 am
Thanks for providing the link.
Apr. 19, 2011 8:19 pm
Mike you have it all together! Thanks for making it easy to refer to the various postings. I missed Phil's original post and that was so beautiful Thanks for the heads up.
Apr. 20, 2011 6:26 am
Yep, that chopper pilot was bad news, what a lush!
Apr. 20, 2011 6:37 am
A lush in a bear suit - Mike where on earth did you find that pilot?
Apr. 20, 2011 6:38 am
Oh - I do want to commend you for bringing "staff" to help out. So generous of you!
Apr. 20, 2011 8:44 am
Well done Mike! Thanks for putting it all together in one place. Again, WELL DONE!
Apr. 20, 2011 4:42 pm
Actually, when I was chopper shopping, I thought I was getting a good deal. The seller of the chopper said he would give me the chopper if I hired the pilot. I thought I was being a frugal chopper shopper when I agreed.
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At age 16, I began cooking when my mother was injured in an accident that kept her off her feet for five weeks. At first, my repertoire was fried hot dogs with pork and beans, boiled hot dogs with macaroni and cheese or pizza from a box. After a couple weeks of this, my younger brother was the first to protest and demand variety and my dad was quick to support him. That was my first cooking challenge, learning to plan a meal. About that time, mom returned from the hospital and from her bed, began teaching me things like roast beef, fried chicken, stews and all the sides and trimmings. In 1967, I married and my wife designated herself as the cook and this continued until 1999. It was then that I (voluntarily) began cooking again. At some point, I realized that I was having fun and began searching for recipes that were more challenging and interesting. I found AR and used it's recipes for a long time before registering and later becoming an active member.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. How can I go wrong? They are a great way to use up leftovers and those veggies that are approaching the end of their usefulness. They are always an original recipe. Roasts and steaks are favored, also. Getting the right "doneness" and choosing appropriate sides for a tastey and attractive meal is a continuing and always evolving menu.
My favorite family cooking traditions
If creating impulsive menus and recipes is a tradition then, (I guess) we have a tradition. A new tradition is developing. I have a fruitcake recipe that, I believe, is near perfection. I make it just before Thanksgiving so it is aged enough for the Christmas/ New Year holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Without a doubt, my own recipe for a Reuben Sandwich. It has been a demanded item for many years and I shared it in my AR blog.
My cooking tragedies
Too many. I have been able to throw them out and have something new before my wife gets home. Most of the time, anyway.
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