Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 26, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Few Thoughts on Thanksgiving (with concluding thoughts from Pepper)

Last weekend, my husband and I slipped into the back row of a Thanksgiving chapel service at the boarding school our daughters attend.  Hundreds of students loudly filled the underground stone chapel, the boys in their coats and ties and the girls in their short dresses and sweaters.  The kids had a hard time settling down:  vacation began the next day!  The air crackled with teenage …

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November 26, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Thanksgiving Hostessing Tips and Good Wishes from Pepper and Me

Pepper was helping me get ready for company.  She believes that Skinny Pop should be available in multiple locations, as should the newspaper, conveniently shredded.  She made sure there was toilet tissue in every room.  “Pumpkin pie is great – sure,” she acknowledged, “but the really important thing is the availability of toilet tissue.” Thank you, Pepper!  You are such a good hostess and helper! …

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