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Issue 10 March  2001

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The Third Story

Everyone has a story, a point of view.
there are three ways 
to look at 

Your way. 
My way, 
an Observer's Way. 

Stepping out of myself
to the third story
will allow me
to step away, 
from my way, 
to see your way, 
more clearly. 

---<--{© Marsha (Chantaclair Rose) Steed '01
(idea from Sheila Heen)

People talk about things until they don't need to talk about them anymore.  - 
---<--{© M Steed
Link for the Week
Fae and Froud

World of Froud

I've heard this man speak, and he is utterly amazing. 
If you would like a walk into the fancy free world of fae and fairy, wander a bit in his world. 

Chantaclair's Musings

The month of magical creatures, permission o be a child again and believe in he impossible, hope for he illogical and dream of the unimaginable. Rainbows always amaze me, the colors that are there all the time in just the right arrangement and the right brilliance for us to see. 

II so enjoy the thought of magic in our lives.  Tinkerbell and Santa, the perfect song at the perfect moment.  A sunrise or dazzling sunset or even a phone call or letter that happens to arrive at just the right time.  All those little bits of wonder and mystery in our lives that make us still believe that maybe, just maybe, it is possible.  Anything might be. 

Is there a leprechaun peeking around your corner? 

--<--{© 2001 Marsha Steed (Chantaclair Rose)

Tip for the Month

To deter pests of all kinds; Plant a garlic clove along with your plant. 
As it grows, simply keep cutting it down so it will not disturb the appearance of the plant. 
Garlic will not harm the plant, ut bugs hate it. 

Your Money


   Though online education is still in
    the early stages, it's  already possible to
    determine how its  impact is being felt in  the marketplace. 

 Ten Independent Financial Advisors gave us their thoughts as to the best
 growth and the best income investments. In each case they nominated
  three investments: low risk, medium risk and high risk. 

 Click below for the results. 

 Income Investments          Growth Investments

An off duty police officer, familiar with radar guns, drove
through a school zone within the legal speed limit when the
flash of a camera went off, taking a picture of his license plate. The
officer, thinking the radar was in error, drove by again; even more slowly.
Another flash. He did it again for a third time, at an even
slower speed. Same result. 

"This guy must have screwed up the settings," the off duty
officer thought.    A few weeks later, when he received the
violations in the mail, he discovered three traffic tickets: each for not
wearing a seat belt!

Quick and Easy


12 Corn Tortillas
1 can cream soup (cream of anything)
1 (small) can green chilies
1 soup can of milk
1 pound grated cheese

Grease either a casserole dish or a 9x11 pan. 
Mix soup, chilies and milk. 
Soften tortillas in hot water. 
Layer tortillas, cheese, and soup mil until dish is full.

Bake at 375 degrees for one hour

Serve with a green salad  Serves approx. 6 adults 


Green Chilies Casserole came into the Grover family life when Tim married a darling young lady named Jennifer Stringham on July 19, 1992.  Jennifer made the Green Chilies Casserole one time when her mother-in-law, Carolyn Grover,  came to visit them in Phoenix.  Carolyn was so impressed and liked them so much that almost every time Jennifer visits for a few days, she is asked to make her Green Chilies Casserole by several members of the Grover family. 
Green Chilies Casserole has become a favorite of the Grover clan. 
~Thanks to Carolyn for this recipe
Quote for the Month
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun 
is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if 
there is a light within. 
           -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926- )

For Your Information

NOTE Last year's MARCH Issue had some information on St. Patrick. 

If you are interested, go to the ARCHIVES to read it again. 

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland because he is credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the 5th Century AD.

St Paddy is said to have selected the Shamrock (3-leaved clover) as the concept of the Holy Trinity, three Persons in One.

Chosen for the shamrock, and to represent Ireland, the "Emerald Isle", and its beautiful green countryside. The green landscape is the result of underlying limestone and frequent rains and mists.

Saint Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland -- they all went into the sea and drowned. The snake was a revered pagan symbol, and perhaps this was a figurative tale alluding to the fact that he drove paganism out of Ireland.

 An Irish fairy. Looks like a small, 2' tall, old man dressed like a shoemaker, with a cocked hat and a leather apron. According to legend, leprechauns spend their spare time making shoes, are aloof and unfriendly, live alone, and possess a hidden pot of gold. Name variants include lurachmain, lurican, lurgadhan. The leprechaun 'family' appears split into two distinct groups - leprechaun and cluricaun.

A stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney. . Kissing the stone is supposed to bring the kisser the gift of persuasive eloquence, ie: the gift of gab, aka 'blarney'. The castle was built in 1446, and thousands of tourists still visit the castle annually.

Thanks to the IRISH Web ring for this bit.

Victorian Conundrumn

I thought I'd add this little section just for fun. 

"The conundrum is one of the most favored forms of amusement for the social circle; the answer to this style of riddle generally contains a pun, and the merriment occasioned can be better imagined than described. " 
~ Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Games by Sarah J Cutter cira . 1896

~ Why is a Baker a most Improvident person? 
~ What object is walking over the water, and under the water, yet does not touch the water?
~ Why is an attractive young lady like a successful gambler?

I should be sharp if I am used,
If dull, I'm cast aside; 
By boys and girls I'm much abused, 
And yet I am their pride. 
A part of me is made of wood, 
And part in earth is found, 
And both together firmly glued, 
Are sent the whole world round. 
--- What am I? 

OOPS!  I forgot this won't work.  For the Answers NOW 
Click HERE for answers. 

Notes - The background was created by Chantaclair's Designs
the photo is from Ireland
---<--{@ Marsha Rose



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