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Chantaclair's Parlor

Issue 18 October  2001
An Ezine of Poetry, Humor, Recipes,  Hints, Links

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The Parlor would like to add its tears into the sea of Amerian and World anguish. May healing begin, in the arms of a world who remembers again what human life is truly worth.  ~Marsha

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The Third Story

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

Your way. 
My way, 
and 
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)



 

Leaf Pile

Childish smile
impish intent.
Satisfied,
Newly raked pile.
Running start
dad's mouth agape
Leaves fly.  New harvest. Joy wins.

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

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"Scars tell the stories of our lives." ---<--{© M Steed

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Link for the Week
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LUart

World of Froud

http://www.luart.com

If you would like a walk into the  world of fae and fairy, dragon and mage, wander a bit in his world. 
Lu's image was used for the webset for this month's Ezine.

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Chantaclair's Musings
October

My musings have been, probably along the same lines as many of yours.  I thought perhaps this month that instead of going on about what I thought, I'd simply offer you each a list of places where you may go to contribute to the effort to assist .  I know that I have felt helpless especially living in the west, and so far away from anything tangible to offer. 

Take a moment then, with me, and with all your brothers and sisters across the nation, and offer whatever little or great you have to offer.   Every single dollar is appreciated beyond our comprehension.   Blessings to you and yours, and may God hold us in the hollow of his hand. 

American Red Cross
Donate Now

September 11th Fund
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The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
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New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund
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Twin Towers Fund
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WTC Police Disaster Relief Fund
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The Survivors Fund - Washington, D.C. area
Donate Now

Salvation Army
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Robin Hood Relief Fund
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New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund
Donate Now

The Fund for Public Schools - WTC School Relief Fund
Donate Now

More Charities

100% of your donation will go directly to these relief organizations. Donating through Helping.org is 

safe and secure. For more about donating online, review these tips for giving safely.


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

Tip for the Month
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From my sister Loralyn. 

To get rid of fruit flies - 
Make a funnel from a piece of paper, rolling from corner to side diagonally. 
tape securely.  Put in a bottle, that contains a bit of bananna.  The flies can get in, but can' t figure out how to get out of the funnel.  No more fruit flies. 
 
 
 

Traditions: 

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Halloween: 

How many remember getting carmel apples, and popcorn balls, cookies and cupcakes as they went trick or treating through their neighborhoods?  I do.  It was a long time ago, granted, and in rural Idaho, but it was the joy of the year.  I loved walking around with that witchy feel, you know the one, where everything feels of change.  I love that.  Like you never know when a surprise will be just over the next brush of a breeze... Sort of... 'enjoy while the sun is shinning' feel.. of lazy urgency. . . 

Things have changed haven't they?  I just don't think my kids have that same sense of safety and of neighborhood, that they once did.  Though in a new development where we know most of our neighbors, it may be different this year.  We'll see. 

Our traditions have changed a bit over the years.  We always carve a jack-o-lanters we have picked from a patch.  I wanted to share one that our church has taken up, which has been quite successful and enjoyed by all.  We call it a 'Trunk or Treat'.   The point is that everyone drives to a large parking lot, and there we decorate the trunks of our cars.  There is usually hot dogs and snow cones, chilli and chips to gather around.   The kids have a grand time going from car to car, and from neighbor to neighbor.  The little ones don't get too tired, and the interraction with folks is much more focused.  What are your traditions for October? 

Your Money
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Your Money: 10 Greatest Myths about Credit and Debt

     by STEVE RHODES and MIKE KIDWELL
 

I'm sorry, but iVilliage.com declined to allow me to use part of the article here.  You can read it at the link below. 
My apologies. 

To read the entire article Click below
http://www.ivillage.com/money/life_stage/deepdebt/articles/0,10509,191957_201068-2,00.html

Humor
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 TOP TEN THINGS ONLY WOMEN UNDERSTAND

                10. Cats' facial expressions
                9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors
                8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds
                7. Fat clothes
                6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time
                5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell
                4. Cutting your bangs to make them grow
                3. Eyelash curlers
                2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made

                AND, the Number One thing only women understand:
                1. OTHER WOMEN

Quick and Easy
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Scalloped Potatoes
 JENNIFER STRINGHAM GROVER

Just 4-6 potatos
about 1/2 lb cheese
flour and milk
salt and pepper

Layer, the potatos, cheese, then a thin layer of flour and a bit of milk in 
with each layer. Continue until pan is full. Pop in oven for about an hour 
at 350 or so. Really easy!!!!!
 

Or...


 
 
4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced

2 cans cream of chicken soup 
1 1/2 c of grated cheddar cheese ( or mixed 1/2 with mozerella or jack cheese ) 
salt and pepper to taste
paprika

Layer sauce on the bottom of pan
then potatoes
then cheese
sauce
potatoes
cheese
top with paprika

Bake in oven at 375 for 25 minutes. 

Serve with parsley, bread, a green vegatable and your favorite meat ( meatloaf would be good, next month! ) 
 

Next Month: - Meatloaf even the kids will eat.
Quote for the Month
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There are times when change brings back the familiar. ~ Boreas Tabor

For Your Information
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Chocolate Royalty -- Chocolate is the most complex food known with over 500 flavor componets combining to produce its richness.  This utopian treat has a long history.  Over 4500 years ago, teh Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency -- its value was greater than gold!  The Aztec Emperor Montezuma displayed his wealth and power by drinking 50 cups of cocoa a day.  King Louis XIV of France was so enthusiatic about chocolate, he appointed a 'Chocolate Maker to the King" to his personal court.  Today, chocolate's regal tradition continues . . . ( Into Thanks to Bach Chocolates who are unfortunately, apparently out of business ) 


Victorian Conundrumn
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~ Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Games by Sarah J Cutter cira . 1896

What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?
 
 

        The two sons of an Arab sheik were each overwhelmingly proud of their own horse. When the sheik died he left instructions that they have a race and the one whose horse loses the race would inherit his fortune.
     They started to race at full speed but gradually slowed down and stopped, not knowing what to do. A    passing traveller heard their story and advised them where upon they jumped on the horses and raced as
   fast as they could to the finish line. What was the advice?
 

Click HERE for answers. 
 
 

Photography
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Book Review
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Memories of Times Past - Ideals Publishing
ISBN # 8249-4097-0

If you are ready to just sit back, and thoroughly enjoy a peek at another world, get this book.  The photography and art work are first class.  The stories are short memoires from people just like you and I.  Titles like : Memories of Main street; Memories of the Country  Memories ofGoing Places and Memories of Home, completely charm and delight. 

Favorite stories included "Family Cow - Front -Porch Swing"
Just a peek at one story, "Down that country lane, I discovered nature, the universe, and the hand of God."   or . . . "In August of 1928, the Times announced a new theater, coming soon, at the corner of Manchester and Vermont streets. . . The new theater was named The Fox, and the advertisement was seductive - weekend double ills, low prices ( ten centes for children ) a noon box-office opening, five acts of vaudeville.  I couldn't wait to go. . . 

I loved the quiet meandering down streets that disappeared long before I was even born.  This is the stuff your grandmother would remember.  It is the best of that world, surely, but sometimes it is wonderful to just remember the best. 

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Readers Comments
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Sorry no comments for Sept. Issue, other than:

"Hey, you put stars on my picture!"  TCG

I'm always interested and appreciate comments. 

Click HERE  to give me your FEEDBACK and comments, suggestions or submissions. 

HTML tutor: Hints and tips
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HTML tutor:   <  - The sideways V's are a mainstay in HTML ( Hyper-text Mark-up Language - or Web page English :: grins :: ) 

Every command ( Like bold or Italics or even where to find an image ) is contained within them on the right and the left. 
( Sort of like computor parenthesis or an aside, "Um, Hey Mr. Computor, would you mind making this part bigger than the last part of text? ) 

IE.  This is the text. 

This is where I want <b> BOLD </b> text.

This is where I want it <u> UNDERLINED </u> 

Here I would like <i> Italiziced. </i>text. 

You'll notice that you have to tell it when you don't want it anymore as well, with the forward slash before the identical command. 
( "Whoops, I'm done now, no more thanks! "  /  ) 


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

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