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by Syd Iwan
I’ve worked as a waiter. I cancarry full cups of coffee around ata goodly rate of speed withoutspilling them. Well, er, usually Ican. Sometimes I may slop a littleif I try to go through a door whilecarrying something in addition tothe coffee. Going through both thefront door and the screen door canbe problematic as well. Still, I havefairly good liquid-carrying skills.As you go through life, if youdon’t watch out, you’re apt to gainskills at this and that (like coffee-carrying) from jobs or experiencesyou happen to have. Take cooking,for example. I’ve always cookedsome so as to avoid starvationwhen left to my own devices. Ilearned quite a bit more about it,though, when I took up trying tofeed the wife, son and some ranchguys in addition to myself. As ithappened, we decided many yearsago to home-school son Chance,and wife Corinne wasn’t sure shecould both teach and cook. Thecooking was known to take quite abit of time, especially on those daysthe men came for dinner whichthey did fairly often. As a result, Ivolunteered for kitchen duty. Thiswas fine, but I had to stretch mymeager skills somewhat to avoidserving the same fare every dayand also to accommodate some foodsensitivities plus likes and dis-likes. I basically can and do eat al-most everything without muchtrouble, but this doesn’t hold truefor everyone.Anyway, through doing it, Ilearned to cook a varied menu.What’s more, I tend to get carriedaway with any project I take on soI learned a lot more than strictlynecessary through my fondness forexperimentation. Some experi-ments came out nicely and othersnot so much. Scones were not amajor success. Even the dog would-n’t eat them. He buried them in-stead. Tacos, on the other hand,turned out well including makingthe shells from scratch. We haveeaten a lot of those.I have also invented variousmenu items and desserts althoughoften from goofing up and trying tocorrect matters. Take the chocolatecherry meringue cake I came upwith through accidentally addingtoo much sugar when trying tomake an angel-food cake. Aftercogitating over that mistake a bit,I decided to add some cocoa andchopped cherries and see whathappened. It turned out very wellindeed, and I still make it fromtime to time. I had to call it ameringue cake because adding toomuch sugar to egg whites gives youmeringue, not angel food, butthat’s no big deal.The other day, though, I messedup making that cake by setting theoven to 275 degrees instead of 325.I didn’t notice the error until afterI’d taken the pan out and turned itupside down to cool. The cake thenfell out of the tin so something wasobviously wrong—namely it wasbadly undercooked. Taking a hintfrom how you warm up Frenchbread (according to the breadwrapper,) I cranked the oven up to400 degrees and threw the confec-tion back in the oven for ten min-utes although I wasn’t at all surehow that would come out. Luckilyit worked, and the cake was saved.Alas, the learning curve is some-what bent in areas where you mayhave experience but little aptitude.Electrical, plumbing, and mechan-ical matters pop to mind. I’ve hadto do some of all of those throughnecessity, but I’m not a fastlearner. Basic stuff I can dothrough hard work and sweat, but,if things get complicated, I call forhelp. Carpentry is a little easierbut still not my best suit.Then, too, if you live longenough, some of the things you’velearned become obsolete. Take carengines, for example. I know a lit-tle about carburetors but nothingabout fuel injection. Electrical sys-tems on modern cars are com-pletely beyond me. You have tohave complicated electronic gear tofigure out what is wrong, and I’mnot really interested in learningthat. Similarly, through great ef-fort, I learned to develop photo-graphic film and make both colorand black-and-white prints fromnegatives. Now, thanks to the dig-ital revolution, you can barely buyfilm anymore. That’s okay, how-ever. I don’t miss all those smellychemicals and the tedium involvedwith using them. Digital camerasare great and computer printing just fine.At the moment, though, I am alittle short on my coffee consump-tion for the day. I’d better correctthat and maybe take some blackliquid out onto the deck to drink.That is not a problem. I’m prettygood at carrying coffee around.Maybe, too, I’ll take my digitalcamera along and try to capturethe sunset, which seems to beshaping up nicely. Life goes on.Live and learn.(By the way, opinions vary.Corinne has a lower opinion of mycoffee-carrying skills than I do.Something about spots on thefloor.)
Staying in shape
... by Del Bartels
Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep and don’t do anything bad foryour body. All these helpful rules sound good. That’s about all they do.Eat right ... yeah right. Everything that tastes good is supposedlybad for you, and if it isn’t, then the quantity needed to survive is waytoo much to stay healthy. Most things on grocery shelves includemonosodium glutamate, an amino acid industrially used as a flavorenhancer. When I want flavor, I eat a steak. No, it is not the size of adeck of cards; it’s a STEAK. If it doesn’t cover the plate, it must be aconspiracy by foreign-born politicians and the soy industry. Eat to sur-vive? I survive to eat. Salad greens? I eat critters that eat greens.Exercise (pardon my swearing) is for people who don’t work, don’thave fun, don’t anything else or don’t have a life. Jogging, if it is notin preparation for hunting season or to win at something, is nothingmore than self-inflicted pain. What rancher –after branding calves,putting in fence posts, loading hay and fertilizer, and knuckle-bustingto fix the tractor –comes home and gets on the treadmill? Nobody ac-tually wants to be stout, chunky, big-boned, horizontally tall, portly,wide-ish or ‘but has a great personality.’ Imagine a newlywed openingher first Christmas present from her husband, to find a weight-lossprogram certificate from the health club. Imagine your kid havingshow-and-tell day on examples of big, and introducing you.The sleep idea sounds soooo good. It just doesn’t happen. Your bossfrowns on that sort of thing ... as do the passing motorists. Heavenhelp you if your kid, from their chair in the band during a school con-cert, can hear your snoring over the top of the bass drums. If sleep dep-rivation wasn’t such a socially-promoted thing, why do dance halls stayopen until after 1:00 a.m.? And, why do TV stations air 24 hours? Be-sides, who can fall back asleep for the rest of the night once they getup off of the couch? Maybe I’ll get enough sleep after I’m dead.Not doing anything bad to your body is unnatural and anti-Ameri-can. If everyone stopped drinking and smoking, the United Stateseconomy would crash and the government would go broke from loss of tax revenue. A healthy population would collapse more than a few en-tire industries –with people not needing vitamins, nor exercise equip-ment, nor hangover remedies, nor any other health placeboes. Havesome beer, a cigar and pure sugar, then enjoy a roller coaster.Generally, health is common sense, but that is often asking toomuch. When it comes to eating habits, some people don’t get the ironyof having candy machines in a dentist’s reception room. When it comesto having a lifestyle full of work and fun activity, it was once said thatfootball is 50 athletes in desperate need of rest entertaining 50,000spectators in desperate need of exercise. When it comes to sleep, justturn off the TV, and, if really desperate, read a little something to putyourself asleep, such as this column.
SANTA & MRS. CLAUS …
will make an appearance at the GemTheatre in Philip in December. Enjoy a free family movie and don’tforget to take your picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus too. Watch ourad for more details to come.
MILESVILLE HALL ANNUAL MEETING …
will be Wednes-day, December 5, at 6:00 p.m. at the Milesville Hall. There will betwo director positions up for election.
MILESVILLE VFD ANNUAL MEETING …
Monday, December10, 7:00 p.m. at the west side fire hall in Milesville. Everyone wel-come.
COMMUNITY BETTERMENT COMMITTEE …
Annual Christ-mas Lighting Contest. Judging for three places will begin at 6:00p.m. Sunday, December 23. Call Darlene Matt at 859-2077 to nom-inate a display, and don’t forget to turn your lights on!
HAAKON COUNTY CROONER CHRISTMAS CONCERTSCHEDULE …
December 16, Philip Nursing Home, 1:30 p.m.,Philip Courthouse, 4:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-mit them by calling: 859-2516, or e-mailing to: ads@pioneer-review. com. We will run your event notice the twoissuespriortoyoureventat no charge.
Christmas in Midland
At left, the hayrides providedby the Reimannfamily wereaccentuated bythe childrenpetting thepatient horsesand the friendlydogs. A local girlpets one of thehorses underJamieReimann’ssupervision.The live nativity scene performed by local children involved traditional Christmas songs, accompianied on guitar, by PastorAndy Blye.During the annual Christmas in Midland, Santa Claus posed for pictures with allyoung at heart. Shown, clockwise from lower left, are Cappie West, Jewel Jones,Cylver Lurz and Kaitlyn Fosheim.Petoske Construction –first placeRight, MidlandAuxiliary –second placeBelow, TrinityLutheranChurch –tie forthird placeFar right, RelayFor Life –tie forthird place
Attorney General Marty Jackleyannounced today that the 15th an-nual Pie Day will be held on Satur-day, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to3:00 p.m. at the Capitol building inPierre.The event will include free pie,cookies, coffee and ice cream. Thisevent is free and the public is en-couraged to stop by the Capitol andenjoy. Area talent will provide en-tertainment throughout the day.If you have any questions re-garding this event, contact SaraRabern at 605-773-3215.