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Thursday, December 2, 2010 News Kimball, MN King Crossword ACROSS i-'-" ~-- 1 Urban sunning site~ 12 6 Eisenhower ---- 15 9 In olden days II 12 Farther down the page 21 22 13 See 8-Down2~---- 14 High-arc shot 29 1 5 Postpone 16 Slogan II 18 Entice 38 39 20 -- out (supple- 44 ments) -- -- 21 Hawaiian 47 garland s-'E- -- 23 Smack 24 Cubic meter 55 25 "-- It Romantic?" ation 27 Athletes 52 Lemieux 29 Buffet-table milieu heater 53 Rowing need 31 Out of reach, 54 Of an maybe armbone 35 Prevention 55 Apiece measure 56 Boom times 37 Leak slowly57 Plant 38 Offspring swelling 41 Exist 43 Gratuity DOWN 44 Ocean 1 Disencumber motion 2 Inseparable 45 Backbone- 3 Without a related computer 47 Recommen- 4 Gratis ded safety 5 Ex-governor limit Palin 49 Hotel 6 Completely accommod- 7 Zen paradox __m 10 11 || 33 34 51 8 With 13 president -Across, 33 Submachine Christmas gun type quaff 34 Energy 9 Similar 36 Pickled buds 10 Lost cause used as a 11 Not just garnish pudgy 38 Disrobe 17 Releases 39 Fragment 19 Mustard 40 Rattle- variety snake's 21 Fleur-de-- cousin 22 Superlative42 Follow ending 45 Child's play 24 Schuss 46 "-- Lang 26 Bricklayer's Syne" tool 48 Chit 28 "SNL" 50 Scot's . alumna Oteritopper 30 Sister 51 Mound stat 32 Phone to the 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. 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I remember liking to see her gather up her long apron to fill it with oats, wheat, and corn to carry to the chicken yard. Then, with a hand- ful of grain, she would scatter it as she called, "Come chick, chick, chick," in a musical tone. Turkeys were fed in a different area. Then her call was "Here turk, turk, turk," in a quieter, coaxine voice. And what fun it was to see the baby tur- keys come when their mother gave her call that all was safe. Grandma's apron was a ver- satile article. Sometimes it car- ried small branches and twigs in as kindling for a quick fire in the large wood cook stove. Sometimes it carried garden produce to the house. Sometimes it wiped a tear from a child's eye, or was used as a potholder when lifting hot ket- tles or frying pans. But I do not remember seeing her wear a dirty apron. As I approached high school age, Grandma told me, "It is high time you learn things young ladies have to do instead of being a tom- boy all your life." So, much more time was spent indoors. I enjoyed reading, and could forget all else. One day, I was reading when she started washing dishes. I intended to wipe them for her, but was so engrossed that I forgot. When I realized that she was wiping them already, I asked why she didn't call me. Her terse statement, "Anyone that is going to help me should be here when the work is read~ to be done!" made me much more observant of the work she was Four generations: Emma (Swisher) Eaton, Gertie (Eaton) Wood, Doris (Wood) Lehnert, and Patty Lehnert (child). Emma Eaton with her chickens and ducks. Submitted photos. doing. I helped churn butter and making, Ithought. So it was boxed Great dream~ and clever mold it. Then it was stored in a up and forgotten, ideas are what some of our offi- round wooden box called a butter Four years ago my 82-year-old cers, directors and volunteers put firkin in the well pit where it kept mother asked me what I had done together for our 10th anniversary cool. I helped with dishes, sweep- with the star-and-diamond quilt I year, 2010. We're so grateful foz ing the floors and ironing the easy had once worked on. I located it, each one of you! Ten years of con- clothes. All of those things I had and we were both happy to find tinuous research, stories and pho- helped with at home also. But now that it lacked only two of the star- los, articles and exhibits, incred- there was to be a new experience shaped blocks to make it large ible speakers and programs for for me. enough for a twin bed. She and ! meetings, planning commit- "Every young lady should learn hand-stitched the blocks needed tees for every event/achievement, how to darn, do hemstitching, and and assembled, then tied it. There What was your favorite? make quilts," my grandmother is quite a difference in the prints Today in history: In 1804, said. I darned stockings with inex- of my grandmother's time andNapoleon was crowned emperm perienced fingers. I learned to do now. The quilt is beautiful in the of France. In 1823, President Mon- hemstitching on a handkerchief, eyes Of my mother and me, and it roe outlined his doctrine oppos- Grandma said I was doing very is a happy reminder of my grand- ing European expansion in the neat work on the last side of it. mother. Western Hemisphere. In 1859, Then I graduated to quilt-making. Will visits to this home, the militant abolitionist John Brown Quilts were named at that time, farm homestead by my husband's was hanged for his raid on Harp- which seemed rather odd to me. grandparents, mean much to our er's Ferry the previous October, In The kind that grandma taught me grandchildren? Have they learned 1927, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its to make was called "Star and Dia- any worthwhile aptitudes from us? ModelA automobile, the successor mond." I had to mark and cut the Have we failed them in any way? to its Model T. strips, triangles, and diamond- These questions make us realize lanuaryis just around the cor- shaped pieces and stack each kind our responsibility, her, our annual "Membership in a box to keep them handy. Then * * * * * * * Month, and a time we begin plan- there was great emphasis on mak- Thanks for making our Nov. ning all over again for the new ing small, even stitches to join 16, annual holiday potluck event year of 2011. First meeting/pro- them together neatly, another huge success. Again,gram date will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, With her encouragement and some brought a recipe new to us, with another great program and coaching, I had several blocks some brought the good old favor- speaker to debut for the first time. made when I returned home for ites you'll find in our keepsake Make a note on your new calendar the schoolyear. Progress was slow cookbookwith some of the recipes and watch this column for more for the next few years. High school, of our best cooks. With our fame details. teacher-training, and two years as for preserving Kimball's City Hall, For more information, sou- a rural school teacher took up my we find ourselves bragging on the venir gift ideas, membership, time and interests. Correspon- "smaller" accomplishments often, tax exempt donations, your sto- dence with a young farmer liv- soyouallknowwedomanythings ties and photos for our grow- ing 160 miles away, and an occa- besides this popular column, as ing collection, contact the Kim- sional visit from him also dulled we hope for a permanent location ball Area Historical Society at Box my interest, ourselves someday. Thanks for 100, Kimball MN 55353, or phone After we were married I made a your partnership in all the above (320) 398-5743, or 5250, or e-mail few more blockss. Then children, history of us. And check out the . gardening, canning, care of chick- new steel roof, soon the new iron * * * * * * * ens, and occasionally helping my fire escape included in Phase 5. Right now, you are making your husband left no time for quilt- memories, make them good!