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TAG : March 2009

5 Tips For Lead Training Your Dog

Any dog owner knows how difficult it is to walk a dog that pulls on the leash or simply refuses to walk. While basic dog training for any breed should involve lead training, the larger breeds in particular need to learn this as puppies. There’s nothing more unpleasant than trying to take your ...

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Open Session: March 2009

From years gone by – I’ve been busy sorting through pictures so my children won’t have to do it when I’m gone. Among the photographs, I have been finding some fascinating items from years gone by. From CAPPER’S Weekly, Jan. 17, 1948, I found this: BREAKFAST TABLE ...

Volunteers turn mother’s yarn into ‘going away’ gift for children

This is the story of an outpouring of love from people united by the common thread of being part of one cloth we call humanity.Elizabeth McCaslin, of Hartville, Ohio, came into my life about eight years ago. She was interested in rare breeds of sheep, and we were both active in promoting the ...

First of new Lincoln pennies rolls into pockets

The U.S. Mint has released the first of four new penny designs that celebrate the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the first issuance of the Lincoln cent.The penny features a log cabin on the “tails” side. The image represents Lincoln’s ...

Couple enjoy owning antique ‘Eleanor’ outhouse

The name “Eleanor” brings fond memories to the fore for some old-timers. Although a vital part of farms and rural communities across the American landscape, she was usually relegated to the back part of properties, some yards from the back door. Even so, she was visited often.Eleanor was ...

Editor’s Notebook: Kindness ranks as a great feat of nature

Sometimes the intersection of several stories in an issue of CAPPER’S leaves me shaking my head in wonder. In this issue, for instance, we have the tale of tiny songbirds, once believed to take several weeks to make their journey from the tropics to North America. Now, scientists have ...

Crafts: Preserve your favorite recipes in an eye-pleasing scrapbook

Use these instructions - and the illustration - to create a page for your recipe scrapbook.Supplies:Scissors or paper trimmerLight green cardstockDark green cardstockPatterned paperAdhesive or glueSt. Patrick’s Day embellishmentsRecipe – typed or handwrittenDirections:1. With scissors or a ...

Fiction: Starting Over

Josh Marsh struggled for air in the judge’s stifling chambers. The judge’s lips moved, but Josh’s thoughts crowded out all other sounds. His faded blue eyes shifted to his granddaughter, Lacey. Now her lips moved. What was she saying?“… and if he doesn’t want me, Judge, I don’t ...

Money: Social Security Connection-March 2009

Question:I applied for Social Security benefits at age 65, while I was still employed. The man who filled out my application at the Social Security office told me that if my husband passed away, I would be able to draw a good percentage of his Social Security benefit amount along with my own ...

Money: Going green on a budget

Most Americans think by going green you are automatically committing yourself to spending hundreds of extra dollars on new cleaning supplies, light bulbs and appliances. However, one woman knows different, and let’s face it, in today’s economy, every dollar counts.Sloan Barnett, published ...

Gardening: New uses for old garden hoses

When your old garden hose is worn and in poor repair, don't throw it out. Garden hoses can be used in a number of ways and will remain useful long after they cease being used for watering your lawn. Here are just a few inspiring ideas for your old hoses:Protect young treesWhen supporting young ...

Faith: Scriptures say to bridle your tongue

Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. (James 3:2 NLT)Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. (Proverbs 10:19 NLT)Both of these Scriptures are definite words to ...

Health: Shape your body by walking

The greatest myth about walking as an exercise is that walking helps only in reducing your weight and not toning your body the way you want it, by removing fat from specific parts of your body. Gym exercises and swimming are looked upon as better options when body toning is in question.However, ...

Crafts: Organize your scrapbook room

Scrapbooking can be addictive. Creative individuals browsing through a scrapbooking supply store often find themselves purchasing items for which they have no immediate use or future plan. A particular pack of paper is too pretty to resist. A certain embellishment is new and exciting. A kit ...

Crafts: Personalize a photo album

Need creative ideas for personalizing your photo albums? If you want the look of a scrapbook without all of the time and expense, try embellishing your photo albums with one of these easy tips.My husband and I recently returned from celebrating our tenth anniversary in Hawaii. We took lots of ...