Remembered happiness can never be recovered, even at Christmas.
- Russell Baker
Holidays mean many things - a boost in baking is one of them.
Cookies, cakes and pies have long held a special place in our seasonal memories. In fact, I suspect my mother had me and my sisters and brother rolling dough, sprinkling colored sugar and spreading icing to keep us both busy and within view and out of the closets and attics where other items were hidden.
You might think such warm thoughts if you pass a holiday bake sale table in the days ahead, but health experts suggest caution. If you are sponsoring such a bake sale, you might consider these guidelines of the Alabama Department of Public Health.
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TODAY'S JOKE: A Sunday-school teacher asked her youngsters if they knew who was the father of Jesus.
There was hesitation at first, but finally a little boy raised his hand and said, "Verge."
Surprised for a moment, the teacher finally asked him, "Why do you say that?"
"Well," the little fellow said, "they're always talking in the Bible about Verge and Mary."
Reach Bill Kirby at (706) 823-3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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