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I Cannot Accept Your Thanks 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:45 pm 
Updated: Jun. 18, 2011 1:17 pm
Danny’s Memorial
Cindy’s Thank You
AR Folks

I just read Carries post about the Danny Lepp Memorial and I am very proud of Carrie, Baking Nana and redneck gramma for their efforts and thoughtfulness. I am also very proud to belong in this forum of many caring folks that have made the memorial a reality.

However, I must clear a problem before it gets larger. I did create a cover for Lady Sparkle. I have done hundreds of these so the effort for me was minimal. I did not provide any technical support nor did I help Carrie and Baking Nana in any way. There were comments on Carries post that were kindly, but mistakenly, giving me some credit where I did not earn it. I truly appreciate the folks making sure every participant is recognized but, in my case, your credits are not for me to accept.

Ponder Time
Why are they called restrooms when we have absolutely no intention of resting in them.
Who runs to the store, actually?
Is it possible that I could proof read my comment on a blog before posting it?

Mie inlish aint allful gude
fak iz i caint harly rede it
da onlyess reesun i yuse it
Iss moslee bucuz i nede it
Jun. 14, 2011 9:08 pm
THANKS Mike for a nice blog. As far as Pondering Time, I liked the first 2 and didn't understand the last 4 lines, did you turn Italian while you typed it out? LOL
Jun. 14, 2011 11:21 pm
HeeHee. You are such a nice man. And, you were there to help, just like you would be again, if needed. That alone deserves some recognition....I is allways lickin' yur blogs. (That could have turned out so wrong, made me giggle) Thank You Mike, for being a real decent Man, and and a person to look forward to.
Jun. 15, 2011 3:15 am
I know you deserve some credit, at least, so in my eyes you're gettin' it. Love your ponderings - and your little "poem" at the end is cute, too! It sort of reminds me of my niece's writings that I try to decipher (and she's 12!).
Jun. 15, 2011 4:41 am
Thanks for another good blog. Your ponderings made me smile and brought back some good memories of my Uncle Bill who would often comment on American usage of "Restroom" - "Are you asking were the bedroom is or the toilet?" :) I do what to thank you. Thank you for being here and being YOU.
Jun. 15, 2011 5:08 am
LOL! Where's the spellcheck when you need it? I thought the cover was very nice! I guess LS is having techincal issues still. Poor dear! I know I can't help so I guess I'd better send her some positive thoughts to help her towards her goal!
Jun. 15, 2011 8:07 am
but, but you brought the help and the helicopter, your contribution was huge. I see how you feel, I noticed a thank you as well and felt out of place, I only started a thread. Spell check ponderism, they spoke of that the other day on TV a father tried to tell his daughter, we are planning on Disneyland in the next couple weeks BUT it was texted we are planning on divorcing in the next couple weeks-just goes to show you should always read what you type
Jun. 15, 2011 11:54 am
Read the lines phonetically and they'llmake sense, Patty Cakes.
Jun. 15, 2011 11:57 am
LOL! Toni Jo! Thank you!
Jun. 15, 2011 11:59 am
Thank you, Mother Ann!
Jun. 15, 2011 12:00 pm
I think I would like Uncle Bill, Baking Nana!
Jun. 15, 2011 12:03 pm
Hi, Cat! I quit using spell check. Every time I wrote something, some stupid red lines showed uo everywhere!
Jun. 15, 2011 12:12 pm
But those threads are very special, redneck gramma! ... There have been a few comments I posted that I wished I could word differently, So far, the bloggers have accepted the intended spirit. (Thanks. bloggers!)
Jun. 15, 2011 4:41 pm
You are very humble Mike, you are a good person and entertaining in your writings as well. Always love to read what you write. Take care.
Jun. 15, 2011 5:39 pm
Oh Mike - you are the "je ne sais quoi" of the AR blog site. Remember your French lesson? And I understood the last 4 lines perfectly - - but I also understand Jeff Foxworthy.
Jun. 16, 2011 12:19 am
OH my! Thank-you notes are my downfall....BUT Thank you for being YOU....You are an important part of AR...you make me giggle! Love you....
Jun. 16, 2011 12:23 am
Giggling....just for you! Sending (hearts) and Kentucky (((HUGS))) and a sloppy Marley Kiss!
Jun. 16, 2011 4:36 am
Good morning, Janet! I hope humble is a good thing! (It's probably one of those re-evaluation things from last year.) Thank you.
Jun. 16, 2011 4:51 am
Good morning, luv2cook! Perhaps Jeff Foxworthy was my inspiration for that rhyme. :>) Thank you!
Jun. 16, 2011 4:54 am
Good morning, Cindy! You must like the night shift! Glad you found some fun in this post! Thank you!
Jun. 16, 2011 4:56 am
Oh, Cindy! Be sure to give back a sloppy kiss to Marley for me!
Jun. 16, 2011 7:51 am
I love your ponderings and your humility. Who says you can't find a good man on-line??? I understood the last lines of your blog perfectly....it's how many of my students write (sigh!). Here's another "ponderer": Why do we park on "driveways" and drive on "parkways"?
Jun. 16, 2011 10:37 am
Humility? Humble? Moir? (Lirnt sum frinch.) Can't answer your question, Mangel. I've been asking everyone with a last name of Webster, Thorndike or Barnhart and can't get an answer from any of them.
Jun. 16, 2011 9:39 pm
Why is it a pair of pants, when it is a single item? Nice blog Mike, as always.
Jun. 16, 2011 9:39 pm
Why is it a pair of pants, when it is a single item? Nice blog Mike, as always.
Jun. 16, 2011 9:39 pm
Darn computer delayed and I did a double... (or is that a pair??)
Jun. 17, 2011 11:53 am
LOL, Mike, you're a hoot:)
Jun. 17, 2011 11:54 am
Hey, why aren't you coming to Cat's in July for the roundup? You aren't THAT far away:)
Jun. 17, 2011 5:42 pm
Looks like you paired up for a double, Magnolia Blossom!
Jun. 17, 2011 5:54 pm
Mangel ... (1.)Where my wife works there will be a huge merger happening so she cannot get off. (2.) I cannot be trusted to drive very far without falling asleep. (3.) I have to drink lots of water and that keeps me too close to the pee pot.
Jun. 18, 2011 12:06 pm
Hmmmm...I guess those are good reasons:) We'll be thinking of you anyway!
Jun. 18, 2011 1:17 pm
Someday, Mangel. Someday I'll be free to go distances, again.
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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. http://allrecipes.com/Cook/13101603/BlogEntry.aspx?postid=204609
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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