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Ives. Makes one feel “A Little Bitty Tear” and “Funny Way of Laughin’” all at once, when his special voice sings out on those recordings. Tat’s why one can say “Hur-


rah for Hogmanay 2020!” Ho gmanay, from the Scots word for last day of the year means: let’s celebrate! Tat most


prolific writer, “A. Nony. Mous” wrote: “A great many things can be resolved with kind- ness, even more with laugh- ter, but there are some things that just require cake!”


Good Luck Greek “ New Year’s Cake:Vasilopita”


Ingredients: 3 c flour; 4 eggs separated; 1 ½ c sugar; 8 oz butter; 2 tsp bak- ing powder; 2/3 c orange juice; ½ tsp anise extract; ½ tsp vanilla; 1 tsp best


brandy (op-


tional); ¼ tsp bak- ing soda. Directions: Heat oven ahead to 350 degrees. Cream the


soſtened but- Some like to sprinkle ses-


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ame seeds on top of cake as it rises, if you brush top first with an egg wash. Others prefer sprinkling with sugar during last minutes of baking. Always check this cake for doneness. Te “Greek s u r p r i s e ” would be to add a dime or quarter, w r a p p e d in tin foil, folded into the batter, before bak- ing. Te person re- ceiving the portion with


the coin is supposed to have exceptionally good luck in the new year. Other new year superstitions:


Salt “sprayed in corners of each room bring good luck, peace, and prosperity!” Austro-Hun- garians always bring salt and bread into any new home to celebrate. More words by Gandhi that


“It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold


and silver.” Gandhi


ter, sugar and egg yolks. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, while adding orange juice a bit at a time. Add ex- tracts (and a bit of brandy?). Take the beaten egg whites and fold gently into batter. Using a greased pan, --the “spring pans” are best for this—trans- fer batter into pan. Takes about 45 mins to 1 hour for baking.


hold great meaning: “It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.” Could be that the Persian poet, Rumi, 870 years ago, felt that way when he wrote: “With life as short


as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.” An- other of his lines that I value: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”


Peace and love for 2020! ~ Ellie POSSIBLE Fork Carson River, NV! Weird Facts & Fun Trivia - 5


The oldest evidence for soup is from 6,000 B.C. and calls for hippopotamus and sparrow meat.


Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar, and flour.


Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.


Most wasabi consumed is not real wasabi, but colored horseradish.


Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.


One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas.


We enjoyed sharing some jokes from Upbeat Times by the campfire with some new, fully-clothed, friends. Keep it natural, Ryan & Sarah ~ F. Ryan Conradi


The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000 and takes 72 hours to make.


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Unforeseen Interruptions! From time to time mini fender benders and accidents occur when you least expect them. And they do happen. We are a positive solution to these annoying interruptions. We hope you don’t have to call us. But if you do... We’ll be ready!


Now & Then... The giving of love is an education in itself. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


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