Monthly Archives: July 2013

1st place in 2nd 5K of the day

I was just going to jog the Gator Gallop. After all, it was my second 5K of the day after Saturday morning’s Swiss Days Race, and I hadn’t even necessarily been planning on running it. But there’s just something goofily charming about … Continue reading

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Farewell to Annie-Bananie: Sept. 3, 1912-July 29, 2013

We knew Grandma Annie-Bananie was leaving us; it was just a question of when. She had yet another stroke late last week, and this one left her pretty much unable to move at all. When I sat with her on … Continue reading

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The 40th running of the Swiss Days Race

Along with medals marking the 40th running of the Swiss Days Race, the committee thought it would be neat if the founders laced up their shoes and ran in it for the first time in decades. But it was not … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Swiss Days Race excitement!

By Colleen, age 10 We are really excited about the Swiss Days Race tomorrow. The shirts this year are a lot cooler than last year’s since it‘s the 40th race and everything. Grandpa brought ours home early and we’ve already … Continue reading

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Low-sugar microwave jam

This batch of microwave jam got a unanimous 6 thumbs up from our family — and lasted less than a day — even though it’s fruit to sugar ratio is a stunningly low 4 to 1. The secret is balsamic … Continue reading

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The Little Caesar’s Principle

Technically the Little Caesar’s Principle is a budgetary term, as in, “Little Caesar’s completely ruined Papa John’s pizza for me. Even though I like Papa John’s better, now that I know I can get a decent $5 takeout pizza, I … Continue reading

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Iron Kid Triathlon 2013

By Colleen OK, so you are probably wondering why I am writing on a Tuesday. Well, the Iron Kid Triathlon was Saturday.  That’s a triathlon for kids. You start out swimming 50 meters in the Wells Community Pool, then you … Continue reading

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The Men In Black Runway Mile

“So,” I asked the guy behind the counter at the Huntington Municipal Airport, “did you guys have to rearrange a bunch of flights to make this race happen?” “Well, if it weren’t so windy, there’d be some crop dusters out,” … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Avoiding 4-H Fair treats

By Colleen, age 10 I have been working at the local 4-H fair a lot lately, so here’s a question: How can I stay away from the fair food? The answer is: 1. Stay busy. This has been pretty easy, … Continue reading

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PBJ cookie burgers

For years now, our go-to recipe for peanut butter cookies has been an ultra-simple, easy to remember three-ingredient concoction of 1 egg, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup peanut butter. They’re amazingly tasty for something so simple, but they have … Continue reading

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