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TAG : June 2006

On the Garden Path: Hedgehog Cactus

I've had this hedgehog (Echinocereus) cactus for about three years now. It initially was just the large cactus in the middle of the dish. I keep it in the house or garage during the winter months, then put it outside each summer.Last year, I put the plant in the front of my house, which faces ...

Garden Clippings: Bagworms

Have you ever thought about the wonders that surround us? For instance, technology has brought conveniences that were dreams only a few decades ago. The Internet, which can provide information on almost any subject, is available at the tips of our fingers, cell phones keep us in touch with ...

Editor’s Notebook

Empty-nesting is not that much fun. But when the boys return for holidays, the joy is boundless, energizing us before their arrival and remaining pooled up for weeks after they've left. We miss them terribly, but we know they're doing what they were meant to be doing, and they're doing it ...

Remembering the Drive-In Theater

The first opened 73 years ago. Folks loved it.At one time, drive-in theaters could be found across the nation, doing business like gangbusters. How times have changed. Nowadays, they are so few and far between, they should be on an endangered species list.Back in the 1940s and '50s, however, ...

Open Session: What readers think

Old-time grease buster - Recently, a reader requested suggestions on how to clean the baked-on grease from iron skillets. I remember how my aunt did it.I was probably 8 to 10, sometime in the mid-1920s. On a sunny day, my mother, sister and I went to Aunt Anna's. There, a large iron kettle ...