Archive for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 24, 2009

A special hint for us today. Just gotta pass it right on.

“One day I’ll never ever forget” this from one of our readers, G.L. She tells us how she and her husband were on a cross country trip on their motorcycle, bathrooms were few and far between, while billboards and side roads also were hard to find. Finally a gas station and restaurant. They stopped with the thought: “We may just have to camp out here for awhile.”

“My husband (big mouth) had to tell the cook about my problem. Thank God he did though, there is a cure so simple, so surprising, I’ve shared it with many over the years. He gave me a bowl of dry mashed potatoes and said just eat these with nothing on them; just dry mashed potatoes sure done the trick that day.”

Diarrhea can and does hit anyone anywhere any time, we know. Another helper is just to eat a banana. They are binding and will usually do the trick.

I learned a long time ago when they ripen, just right for banana bread, to peel them and freeze them as they are great for a quick snack and taste so different. They are a real treat and I always want to have one on hand for a family member’s bout with diarrhea.

From another reader: “I really enjoy the old-time stories.” He tells us how he remembers his dad half soling their shoes. I think all dads did or someone in the family. They had cast iron stands with inserts to fit different size shoes and bought leather for new soles. There were little nails just for tacking the new sole on. They also put new heels on. Shoes were leather and wore a long time.

Let’s all count our many blessings each and every day. God Bless.

— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086;


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