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Issue 11 April  2001

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The Sweet Roll, or Seeing what you really have.

L Tom Perry and the sweet roll

I looked to mamma
her face a mask of apology
"We just finished the last loaf
there if none other
than this sweet roll from dinner."

That?  I thought? 
I would be laughed at!
The other children would mock
my simple roll
misshapen, though precious to us
certainly not understood
to those not so aware 
it was a treat. 

Yet, a familiar lunch
I decided
was better than none at all. 
and so to school I, 
the hall-monitor did go. 
I hid. 
At lunchtime 
so as to not
be ridiculed
as I enjoyed, what I was certain
others would scoff at.

Imagine my chagrin
when they all wanted to see
my treasure. 
I had to share,
but now the surprise was mine. 
Instead of cruel laughter
they each
wished for a precious piece. 
That turned out
to be my *best* lunch trade day 

How often, do we
that our precious 
sweet rolls in life
may be just what 
everyone else
will covet
and be eternally grateful for
I learned to share
what was most precious. 

--<--{© Marsha Steed 3/31/01 Story by L Tom Perry

It is a beautiful thing, not to be forgotten... but exquisite pleasure to be remembered. -  ---<--{© M Steed
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Chantaclair's Musings

The month of resurrection.  Time to put away sweaters and coats, thick socks and long sleeves and pull out all your shorts and cotton and smiles.  Daffodils and primroses, violets and tulips are the signature colors of the season.  Take a deep breath, cast away something that has lingered on the outskirts of your thoughts, close the door on a relationship that is damaging, clean a room completely.  Scrub it down to the corners of the floorboards and the inside of the window tracks. 

Pull out an old address book, write a long overdue letter.  Remember something you loved from childhood and do it again.  Play dress-up.  Choose something to be your signature article of clothing.  A broach or a tie pattern, a kind of fabric that makes you feel simply marvelous.  GO through your old music, records if you have them, and play one.  Buy the cd of an old group you loved in high school.  Update your make-up or your after shave.  Shop around for a new scent or find one that is just 'you', if you have never had one before. 

Just stretch and find one old habit that you don't want to keep.  Change one tiny thing about it. For instance, for years I wanted to read my scriptures daily.  Never could manage, no matter what goals I set, to actually keep it up for any length of time.  Finally, I simply changed one simple tiny thing.  I set the scriptures on the bathroom countertop.  Now, when I brush my teeth, ( which I already had the habit of doing daily ) It is so simple to open the scriptures and read a bit.  Also has the hidden benefit of making me brush longer!  Try it.  Change just one thing.  If you eat too many cookies, try changing the hand you eat them with.  If you frown too much, try touching your bottom lip whenever you catch yourself frowning. Just one tiny thing different. Resurrect the wonder inside of you. . . 

Happy Spring! 

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

Tip for the Month
Heart Attack 

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an 
unusually hard day on the job.  You're really tired, upset and frustrated. 
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to 
radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw.  You are only about five 
miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't know if 
you'll be able to make it that far.  What can you do?   You've been trained 
in CPR but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it 
on yourself. 

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article 
seemed to be in order.  Without help, the person whose heart is beating 
properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before 
losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing 
repeatedly and very vigorously. 
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, 
as when producing sputum from deep inside the 
chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without 
let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally 
again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the 
heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart 
also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can 
get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this it could 
save their lives! 
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter 
(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response) 

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"Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his
"Yes, Sir," the new employee replied.
"Well, then, that makes everything just fine," the boss went on. "After
you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral, she
stopped in to see you."

Quick and Easy

Mexican Lasagna
by Marsha Steed

1 can chicken broth
Hamburger 1 lb.
2 c Instant Brown rice
1/2 c cheddar cheese -grated
1/2 c mozzarella -grated

1 t pepper
1 t parsley
1 t onion salt
1 t garlic
3 T salsa

Tomato soup 1 can
1 c Frozen white corn
1/2 c ( more ) cheddar cheese - grated
Flour Tortilla shells

Brown hamburger in the chicken broth.  Add salsa and spices. Add dry instant rice.  Simmer over low heat for 10  minutes. Stir in grated cheeses. Let simmer 5 minutes. 

Layer like lasagna, Tomato soup, flour tortilla's, meat mixture, corn;  Soup, tortillas, meat mixture, corn; Tortilla's, soup, last of the cheese on top. 

Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or till the cheese on top is a light golden brown. 

Serve with Fresh tomatoes and sour cream and chips and salsa. 

Fresh Salsa recipe

5 large tomatoes
2 yellow peppers
1 green chili pepper
5 green onions
1/4 c cilantro
1 t parsley 
1 t garlic ( fresh is best ) 
2 t salt
1 t pepper
1 large carrot

Chop everything to a fine texture and chill.

Quote for the Month
~"To quote copiously and well, requires taste, judgment, and erudition, 
a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, 
and a sense of the profound. " C. Nestell Boves
For Your Information


Bulgaria: People take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others, 
and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg will enjoy a year of good luck.

Germany: On Easter Eve young people dance around bonfires. 

Spain, Portugal, and Latin America: Fireworks are lighted on Easter Saturday. 

Holland: Country children make green wreaths on Palm Sunday and carry them from house to house begging for eggs. 

Sweden: Children dress up like witches and put Easter greetings into friends? mailboxes. 

Italy: Agnellino (roasted baby-lamb) is very popular for Easter dinner, and most times is served with roasted artichokes. 

Victorian Conundrumn

"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 circa . 1896

~What is that which increases the more it is shared? 

~ What English word is there the first two letters of which signify a man, 
the first three a woman, the first four a great man, and the whole a great woman?

~ My first denotes equality, my second, inferior, and my whole, superiority.  What word am I?

My first brings joy to all around; 
My second may bring sorrow; 
My whole but once a year is found, 
And may be yours to-morrow. 
--- What am I?

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the photo is from Ireland
---<--{@ Marsha Rose

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