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Pioneer Potluck: About Blizzards in Northern Colorado soak my big toe. This ritual was every morning after Dad came in from milking. At night we would light a "coal oil" lamp and we sat around the table or in the living room around the fireplace to stay warm. We all wore several layers of clothing...

...handed out sweets, exchanged greetings with friends and relatives, and adorned their homes with glowing lanterns and oil lamps as they celebrated the country's most important festival of the year.Diwali marks the return home of the Hindu god...
Be prepared for spiritual emergencies, too

...ourselves for the end just in case they are right? Didn't Jesus say we should be like the 5 Virgins who kept their oil lamps full? (Matt. 25:10) And, just the thought of Jesus coming soon, it's not a bad idea anyway? Think of it, if...
Pioneer Potluck

...down a full-time job. We built an outhouse, chopped wood and hauled it into the house to heat by woodstove, used oil lamps for light and visited the outhouse in the middle of the cold winter. I washed clothes on a washing machine sitting on...
Tasty event planned for Nikiski Clubhouse

...also tied the craft making lessons to Alaska themes. "Each kid made four or five projects with her, including seal-oil lamps and Athabascan masks made of clay. The kids also made bowls for this fundraiser," Wik said. As to the way the fundraiser...
Scorsese works magic with 'Hugo'

...fairy tale quality of the story. I was blown away by the beauty of 1920s Paris, the colors rich and warm, as if lit by oil lamps. The clockwork theme carries throughout, and many of the sets have that maze-like Rube Goldberg feel. Lest you think...
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Contemplating Murphy's Law: Crossing a new bridge with an old car -- well, sort of old

...friends at the Kasilof River, when my oil lamp flickered for maybe one-tenth of...noise, nothing was out of place, the oil lamp wasn't even on. Again, I ignored...lion, and it was not pleased. The oil lamp began to flash steadily, as if screaming...


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