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Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for July 21, 2019

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    TheDOCTOR  4 months ago

    Brilliant thinking, Gram. Less Prozac, MORE PIE!

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    Lucy Rudy  4 months ago

    I prefer Prozac

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Did Val and Joan even have ice cream with their mother’s pies? Within their parents’ means, it was possible.

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  4 months ago

    Where can I find some of that Apple, Peach, Pear pie?

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    sergioandrade  4 months ago

    There used be to some wild current bushes on our property which my mother mixed in the apple pie turned the apples purple.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  4 months ago

    One thing I hate about being here in Australia … missing all the fruits back home.

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    Auntie Socialist  4 months ago

    My tonic is sunsets. Also sunrises when I can get up early enough. …And writing software.

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    InvertedCow  4 months ago

    Also at that time fresh produce cost less than processed foods, not like it is now.

    it was less expensive to make food from scratch than it was to buy pre-made food.

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    jbrobo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Can’t go wrong with that!

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    stevej Premium Member 4 months ago

    Especially on March 14th.

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    P51Strega  4 months ago

    No pie for me: I like baked apples. I like thin flaky pastry. I don’t like cooked fruit getting my pastry soggy, and I don’t like crumbs in my baked apples. (I identify with Petey in “Cul de Sac”)

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member 4 months ago

    Love the backstory!

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    banjinshiju  4 months ago

    Question: What is your favorite type of pie? I’m partial to a certain type of sweet potato pie. It uses sweetened condensed milk in the recipe.

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    Bruce1253  4 months ago

    There is no better way to say “I love you” than to cook for someone.

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    Herb L 1954  4 months ago

    Achatz Pie Co., in Michigan,has a great four berry pie.I think it came in second,in a nationwide contest ;)

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    kab2rb  4 months ago

    Wished I could have a crusted flour pie, we at times use wheat flour, butter or shortening I cannot have. If I had a better metabolism then I could.

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    dtdbiz  4 months ago

    Has anyone read this backstory before? Where did Val and Joan grow up and why were they so poor? They’re Boomers, not from the Depression, right?

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    sjsczurek  4 months ago

    Holy mazoli!! I think she’s right!!

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    A local business makes fruit pies from their own (or at least very local) fruit. Their tag line is

         Pie makes EVERYTHING better!

    I agree whole heartedly!

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    mysterysciencefreezer  4 months ago

    “Less pills, more pie”. I can get with that!

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    rgcviper  4 months ago

    Cut me a slice of that!

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    OK. I’ll see myself out now. Pie DOES sound good, though.

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member 4 months ago

    When my oldest was in 6th or 7th grade (He’s 27 now), they were made to keep a journal, to build their self esteem and emotional well being… … … Anyway, he got in trouble one week. All of the entries in hie journal were, “I like pie.” What is amazing is, he’s a well adjusted, hard working young man, without all of the “triggering” snowflake attributes of many of his peers, whom he mostly has little regard for.

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    The Proud Polack  4 months ago

    We had apple and pear pies when we were stationed in Belgium, and my mom was always making pies. However, now, I have to make my own Rhubarb pie(I am the only one in the household that likes it), and I usually only make it for MY birthday and around Christmas. Of course, I do not tell my grandchildren when I make MY pies, therefore, I do not have to fight them, to get a piece of MY pies.

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    geophro  4 months ago

    The Dave Ramsey Diet …. Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans

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    DaveQuinn  4 months ago

    She is cruel to diabetics. lol

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    fuzzbucket  4 months ago

    Great idea, but I’m 40 pounds overweight.

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    Thehag  4 months ago

    I LOVE Pie! First job out of home, I was 19 worked a restaurant that featured lots of different types of pie. For four years I had pie every working day sometimes twice a day and got to take some home too! Never got tired of it.

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    betseytacy  4 months ago

    “Pie can’t compete with cake. Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen.” Jim Gaffigan

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    betseytacy  4 months ago

    we have a weeping red mulberry by our front walk. my mom used to make strawberry-mulberry pie. she would put a clean sheet on the ground and shake the branches so the ripe fruit would fall. she taught me how to make pie and my husband claims that was the main reason he married me was for my cherry pie!

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    fpeelo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Wish I could afford enough space to have an orchard.

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  2 months ago

    Yes; more pie!

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