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Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Peggy Keener: Our turkey day propugnaculum

Thanksgiving will be different this year. Actually it will be unlike any year we’ve ever known. The reason—we will have to protect ourselves by socially ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Ocean cruising in Austin, Minnesota

I grew up believing the world had three oceans: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and East Side Lake Ocean. Having not seen the other two, I ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: A knotty kind of a problem

I, a semi risk taker, have just done something gutsy. After prolonged anguish in which I weighed my actions back and forth ad nauseam, I ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:01 pm

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Peggy Keener: A sugar shackled life

There are people in this world whose contributions have raised our enjoyment of life to undreamed of heights. You know who they are: Liberace, Thomas ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: History is as history does

I have tried my darnedest to avoid mentioning COVID in any of my columns. Tried, that is, until now when my resolve faded upon receiving ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

Opinion

Peggy Keener: Before there was mayo

Oh, dear! I had no idea I was so ill-equipped. Why didn’t you tell me? I am looking at “The People’s Home Library” circa 1919. ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Fancy fare for Fido

“Do not feed the dog at the table!” Mom reprimanded us.  Still, how many times did we continue to sneak little bites to Rex when ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Cerealously serious cereal

Snap, crackle and pop! If you can tell me what those words represent, then you, my friend, are a real American. And if you know ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:30 am

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The unfailing fervor of fruitfulness

Quiz. Why did God invent teeth? 1. So we could smile and not look all gummy. 2. So toothpaste companies could prosper. 3. So dentists ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:30 am

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Peggy Keener: Glorious and bountiful bat scat

Never in the deepest recesses of my mind did I ever dream I would one day write a column about guano. Yes, you heard me. ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Keener: Tick-Tock— or is it Tock-Tick?

Hmmmm, not sure. But, have you ever really thought about why it is that we do say “tick-tock” instead of “tock-tick?” At least I don’t ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:30 am

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The demise of a family member

Oh, Aunt Jemima, you’re gone. In the heaviness of my heart, I cannot let your passing go unnoticed as I lament yet another icon lost ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:01 am

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Death on the far side of the world

Part 6: True account from Peggy’s memoir “Potato In A Rice Bowl” As Glen, Gordon and I lay in the ship’s cabin soaking and ruining ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:01 am

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Death on the other side of the world

Part 5:  True account from Peggy’s memoir,  “Potato In A Rice Bowl” Submerged up to my chin in the fathomless waters of Tokyo Bay, I ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

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Death on the far side of the world, Part 4

During a storm at sea, there is little a capsized person can do to be seen. While being heaved about on its surging waves, you ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:01 am

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