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Monday, April 01, 2013

Gladys Tabor, FOLK and laughter

~ Dave, kayaking in Alaska ~

Someone asked me for a photo of Dave kayaking in Alaska; here it if I could only remember who asked...

Someone else asked if I had a copy of Gladys Tabor's cookbook and, yes, I do. I found it this weekend so if you're still in need of a recipe, let me know.

FOLK magazine...are you familiar? No, well then, it's a fine little magazine that's offering a reduced subscription rate until day's end, so...HURRY! Visit here to pay your $12.50 for a year's print subscription...very nice indeed.

Now for laughter: the best medicine...

*Light travels faster than sound; this is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

*A fine is a tax for doing wrong; a tax if a fine for doing well.  (Government employees live and die by this one.)

*He, who laughs last, thinks slowest.

*A day without sunshine is like...night.

*Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

*Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.

*The 50-50-90 Rule...anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

*It's said if you line up all the cars in the world end-to-end, some California driver would try and pass.

*The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

*Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he'll sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

*Flashlight: a case for holding dead batteries (how true this has proven, time and time again, at my house!).

*When you go into court, you're putting yourself in the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Dave, darlin', when does it get easier?

Blessings ~ rain - warmer temps ~ one freezer cleaned, now de-frosting ~ Dalton, Kim, Dustin; children I'm keeping for the day ~ a day half done ~


  1. Hi Sandra ...

    Oh my those are some funny and yet so true sayings. No longer do California drivers pass though I must share with you ..No ..instead they drive up the right hand shoulder at 80 miles an hour when traffic isn't moving at the pace they prefer ... I never knew that was a lane before ..but the rules of the road must have changed ..Oh gosh I forgot there are no rules of the road for some people ....LOL !

    Have a Great week ..Keep us in your prayers were taking daddy to the dr. this morning .. tests seem to possibly indicate colon cancer .. ??? Been praying for days it's not ..

    Blessings ..Sara

  2. great post, have read her books, but not seen the cookbook. hugs to you, that is an amazing Alaska photo.

  3. Gladys Taber wrote two cookbooks, didn't she? One of them is super expensive and the other not so much. I like looking at the recipes; they are so old-school. I like the air of hospitality they hold. Gladys LOVED people. Of course I love that. I'm so glad that we can still find her books via used book sites.
    I love your yellow dress and the photo of Dave in Alaska, too.

  4. Thank you for the chuckles. And what a sweet picture of you and your Dave. Said a prayer for you today. I find encouragement and inspiration in your blog and I thank you for that.

  5. It was nice to see a picture of you and Dave. It does get easier but the pain never goes away.

  6. I like the flashlight being a dead battery storage unit. How true! Great pic of you and DAve.

  7. Love the sayings - too true!

  8. I still use many of the recipes from my two Taber cookbooks. Both of mine are paperback reissues but I have a whole shelf of her original countrywoman books and some of her fiction. Which reminds me, I always read her Mrs. Daffodil every April. Must get it out.

  9. It doesn't get any "easier", you just get more used to it. Hang in there, friend.

  10. Oh my goodness! Another Gladys Tabor fan! I learned about her on Susan Branch's blog and ordered every book I could from the library. I was working full time then and didn't get them all read. I need to order them again and really enjoy them. Hugs!

  11. Thanks for the laughs today! It made me smile! I am so sorry you hurt from what you have written about Dave he never would have wanted you to hurt! He is still with you in your heart and memories. My prayers are with you!

  12. Sara, by now I know it's not cancer and praising God with you for your Pa's better health. I don't blame you for leaving CA; lovely place to visit but wouldn't want to live there.

    Annie, that Alaska was a great trip; really wonderful memories.

    Pom, Dewena says there are 2 cookbooks but I've only one; didn't know about the other.

    Nancy, thank you for your kindness towards me; you are so greatly appreciated.

    Sandy, thank you for your comment; it does help.

    Jody, a flashlight is a great dead battery holder...take it from me.

    Jill, glad you could chuckle.

    Dewena, I re-read her each year, different books; she's a keeper!

    June, thank you for your wise words; they do help.

    Susan, I've been reading Tabor for years and her!

    Lisa, so glad you could laugh and thank you.


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