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Too hot to cook!

Attention writers! Last call to come to our July meeting. Thursday, July 19, Ozark Regional Library, starts at 5:30. Hope to see you there.

It’s a good thing we’ve got all that yummy fresh stuff to eat this time of the year, because nobody I know wants to spend much time over a hot stove in July. My staples are peaches, tomatoes, corn on the cob, avocados, brie cheese wedges, Kozy Shack Rice Pudding and iced tea made with Splenda. Today I went all out and made egg salad sandwiches and heated up a can of Campbell’s Split Pea With Ham Soup. There was a time when I grew sprouts that were wonderful on egg salad sandwiches, but I’m not that ambitious anymore.

Our Canadian friends, Wayne and Barbara Zimmer were here for dinner Friday, which they brought with them. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Barbara pitched in and washed every dirty dish, pot, and pan, in the kitchen (no small feat). First time I’d seen my counter in its entirety for a long time. I thought about blocking the kitchen off with some of that yellow crime scene tape (like you see on the ID channel), just to see if I could keep it pristine for a while, but I didn’t happen to have any. Now, once again, dirty dishes are starting to congregate on the counter. Maybe Barbara will come again before she goes back to Canada. I can only hope.

Kenny Rauls told me he heard on the radio recently that the last horse belonging to Elvis had just passed away at the age of 50. The story went that Elvis had bought the mare, who later gave birth to this particular horse. I’ve been told that even though many people in foreign countries don’t know the name of our President, virtually everybody from everywhere knows who Elvis is. It doesn’t seem to me like it could be 35 years since Elvis lived. The horse must have been 15 years old when his master died.

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