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...cozy and warm in the kitchen because of the big black cook stove setting in the corner. Dad got the stove hot by poking corn cobs and paper down into the big belly of the stove, on top of the hot coals left over from the night before. Then he would carefully...
Pioneer Potluck: About school vacations, holidays

...Nothing went to waste on the farm. The corn was sold and the corn cobs were burnt in the big black cook stove in the kitchen. The reward...standing around the old black cook stove, glowing hot with burning cobs. I remember how good the smooth, rich ice cream tasted and...

...clothes line where there was always a breeze. We rubbed two corn cobs together to shell the corn. I got in on that practice. It was...fields early in the morning. We'd have all the corn on the cob we could eat and still have plenty later on from the corn she...
Pioneer Potluck: About things in the past, right from the field, early in the morning. We would have all the corn on the cob we could eat and still had plenty later from the corn she cut off the cob for canning. I love the memories of Moms flower gardens. She had a formal Iris garden...
Peninsula Reflections

...from the woods and decorated it with unusual ornaments Emily had found in her parents' home. Some appeared to be made of corn cobs, some of old-fashioned celluloid. "I cherish them," Emily said, "and I still have most of them." Terasa Catrone and...
Pioneer Potluck: How To Set Up Housekeeping In 1883

...of shoes beside the door to put on "just in case" someone came to the door. We started the fire in the cook stove with corn cobs then added coal. Grandma cooked with "coal oil" kerosene. Old tooth brushes clean lots of things. Grandpa had them in his...
Pioneer Potluck

...Montgomery (Monkey Wards) catalogues, were used for paper in the outhouse, so were the thin orange papers. So were corn cobs, I might add. Sitting back for a nice time to smoke his pipe, because Rosie would not let him smoke in the house, he struck...
Pioneer Potluck: About reminiscence of Christmases past at that time Dad raised pop corn for Safeway and canned it in little blue cans. We shelled the ears by hand by rubbing the cobs together, under the clothes line, as the corn kernels fell on a sheet, so the "chaff" would blow away. The corn was popped...
The words we use

...was rough, he'd say it was "rough as a cob." Unless you grew up on a farm in a time...knowing what it meant, let alone how rough a cob actually is. I haven't heard anyone say "rough as a cob" since the Old Man died.I'm just one...
Fun still goes on in chilly weather

...visited, shopped and ate. People walked through the crowded area with plates filled with funnel cakes, corn-on-the-cob, nachos and sandwiches. Nancy and Woody Koppl, who were enjoying a beef brisket sandwich, explained that they were visiting...


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