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TAG : winter 2017

Heart of the Home: First Big Buy Was a Dressmaker Sewing Machine

I made my first big purchase when I was still in high school, almost 60 years ago. I had learned to sew on my mom’s Singer treadle sewing machine, and she and I made all my skirts and blouses when I was in school. I traveled to Curtis, Nebraska, to attend high school at the University Of ...

Heart of the Home: First Big Buy Was a Mobile Home

My first major purchase was a 12-by-52-feet Crimson mobile home that my husband and I bought as newlyweds. We used his woodworking tools as a down payment, and we got a loan for the remaining amount.We thought the mobile home was wonderful. It had a beautiful bay window in the kitchen, and a ...

Heart of the Home: First Big Buy Was New Furniture

The year was 1967. My husband and I had been overseas in the military, and had bought some used furniture, but after seven years of marriage, we decided we were ready for new furniture. We went to Sears, Roebuck and Company in San Antonio. There, we decided it would be a good idea for us to ...

Letters to the Editor from the Winter 2017 Issue

Best Magazine Ever!I grew up with Capper’s Weekly. It was the only magazine my family took. Father said it was money, or oftentimes a hen, well spent – and Mother and all eight of us children wholeheartedly agreed. After I got married and had six children, life was busy. I never had time to ...

Counting Blessings

Late July and early August are the dog days of summer, so I’d call late January and early February the mule days of winter. It’s a stretch of short daylight hours, being nearly dark by the time I get home from the office. On a daily basis, my concerns are making sure the chickens have ...

Easy Bread Recipes

Since the weather outside is still a bit frightful, now is the perfect time to turn on the oven and bake some homemade goodies for the family. Not only will you get to enjoy the tasty goodness of your baking efforts, but you’ll also fill the house with the warmth and aroma of fresh-baked ...

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