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About Virginia

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  • Birthday 03/27/1945

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    Northern Arkansas
  • Interests
    Church, canning, gardening, sewing

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  1. Have any of you eaten wild strawberries? We have a small crop each year that just keep coming back. They are larger this year and growing more plants. The flowers are yellow.
  2. Bless you. I heard a song on radio that the man was singing to his wife. He was saying, if I get to heaven before you, when you come too, don't look for me at the pearly gates, don't look for me on the streets of gold, because I will be at the feet of Jesus. I may not remember the words exactly, but I sat in the car and cried it was such a sweet song.
  3. Dee, I have been wanting to grow a few things in pots, since DH is not wanting to grow ANYTHING and I can maybe sneak a few pots in. I will visit our farmer's market on the town square, but some folks truck in veggies from outside our state. Not what I want to buy.
  4. Virginia


    Welcome back, Mother. I too mostly just stop in to see how everyone is doing. DH is now 80 and I am 74. Sometimes I wonder why I stored all I did, and now I am giving some of the older foodstuff away. Seems like our little city is having so many homeless come in, or people here are having hard times. At least, we can still do most things we want to do, but we have slowed down, and are trying to clear out useless stuff so the "kids" won't have that burden. DH is a keeper of useless stuff, but is beginning to let go. I have recently been re-convienced that things are about to really get bad, and I pray for God's hand to return to us, if we repent.
  5. Canned some boneless pork chops for son=in-law last night. We have just about done all the canning we need to. Makes DH nervous.
  6. You may be really surprised by what you see. Having studied art several years, and done some drawing and painting, I know my colors, usually. When I came in after my cataract surgery, I walked in the bedroom and said "you mean, I had this room painted that color? " Hubby laughed. Seems the cataracts tend to yellow vision in most folks. Well, he is not willing to repaint, but I did change the curtains. My kitchen cabinets really are white, and not a yellowish color. Funny that the doc didn't mention it until I told him I saw colors differently now.
  7. Please take care of yourself too. That is what he wants, I'm sure. Blessings to you all.
  8. But pumpkin is good for you, like a veggie???
  9. Here you go on the Pumpkin Crunch. Everywhere I take it I get recipe requests. box yellow cake mix 1 can pumpkin 12 oz can evap. milk 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup butter 350 deg oven, 9X13 pan. Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Pour into 9X13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle melted butter over pecans and cake mix. Bake for 50-55 minutes. It is good with a box of spice cake mix instead of yellow I have used out of date cake mix, no more than a year late, after date milk after tasting a drop and smelling. This recipe came off a egg carton, and I did not even eat pumpkin stuff before I had to try some at work to be nice. Also have used past date can of pumpkin. Don't use pumpkin pie ffillling just use regular canned pumpkin.
  10. I will use evaporated milk some past the due date. Cans look normal, open they smell normal and look normal, but maybe slightly darker. So I dip my finger in the milk and take a taste. If it taste ok, I use it up. Mostly make a pumpkin crunch recipe out of it, and it is baked for about an hour. No problems so far. Sweetened condensed milk will get a little dark and much thicker, but smells and taste ok. I use it in desserts too and no problem. I am old enough to well remember when nothing canned had any dates on it, and I am still here have made it all these years. We actually laughed in my family at the short dates when they started that, because my canning grandmother kept her home canned stuff for years. Also, canners were not so limited in what to can and how long to can it. She did use her BBB, but they have been updated too. Salvation Army here feeds families in need, and they will use outdated cans, after inspection.
  11. We eat them up as soon as we can. Most of those date are not an "order" just a time frame figured out by the manufacturer or maybe the govt. I won't use a badly dented can, or one that is swelled up or that smells or looks strange when open. I think there are various posts on this site about that. We also used out of date meds, after I have read up on them. If aspirin goes bad it smells like vinegar when opened, some slowly lose potency. Look up the government study on meds because they had so many old drugs stored in case of war. I think they determined that CIPRO last almost "forever". Good Luck
  12. Our cheapest stations have been around $2.09 for a while, this week-up to $2.19. Most everything is up.
  13. Life gets pretty rough sometimes, hang on Dee.
  14. I may be ahead of all of you, turned 72 in March. I still can do anything I want, except I don't want as much, as often. Some things are just not important, or I know my limitations.
  15. May the Lord answer your prayers, He is faithful.
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