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It's never too late to have a happy childhood

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P>I have been admonished by several people the last couple of

weeks for neglecting to do my column so I actually managed to come into

work extra early this morning so I could plunk down with a cup of coffee

in front of the computer to get the column done!

Calendar-wise, Autumn has officially arrived. I think that is why

we were bombarded with rain on the 23rd when just the day before it was in

the 80's. Mother nature decided to remind us that the glorious summer

weather has to come to an end.

Sparky and Molly are relishing the cooler weather and can actually

sleep 23 hours a day instead of 20. I never thought I would see Mr. Hyper

turn into an old cat, but Sparky seems to have done just that. He no

longer wakes me up early. He may wait for the alarm to go off, but he then

proceeds to curl up on me, then gets up and moves a few inches, and flops

like he is the most exhausted cat in the world. My fitness trainer is failing

me by not making sure I get up early.

Corny joke of the week: How can you tell a toy is nervous? It's all

wound up!

There are many sports activities going on at the local schools. If

you like to cheer the teams on, you have a choice of football, volleyball,

soccer, tennis, cross country.

How about some "deep dark chocolate brownies" to go with

that cocoa on these cooler evenings? Combine 1 box brownie mix, 1/4 c.

water, 1/4 c. applesauce and 2 egg whites-mix until combined, but do not

over-mix. Pour the mixture into an 8" square pan and bake at 350 for 20

minutes or until lightly set. Make sure you lightly spray the pan first. Spread

1/4 c. walnuts over the top and bake another 20 minutes or until the

brownies are firm to the touch. These brownies could be made even lower

calorie by using the fat free brownie mix (which is very good) and egg

substitute in place of egg whites.

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Who does the dishes? A national poll showed that 28 percent of

men claim they do dishes every day, while their wives claim only 8 percent

of them actually do!

It happened this week: Alice and Ralph had their first lovers' spat

when "The Honeymooners" first aired in 1955, the "Peanuts" comic strip

premiered in 1950, and the "Mickey Mouse Club" made its debut in 1955.

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Here's a new use for old veggies that have become wilted. Simmer

the veggies until they fall apart, strain and refrigerate or freeze the liquid to

use as a soup broth.

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It's never too late to have a happy childhood. There is a lot of fun

"kid" stuff to do like roller skating,

skateboarding and doing cartwheels in the yard. This summer I had fun

doing handstands in the pool and jumping in and making a big splash (Lucy

was my swimming instructor and made me jump over and over again!). Get

out there and find something kiddish to do!

Please submit items for the Snoqualmie News Notes to

Donna, P.O. Box 604,

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

or e-mail Ballou1@earthlink. net.

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