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Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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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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Death on the far side of the world

Part 3 of a true account from Peggy’s memoir “Potato in A Rice Bowl” Through the waves, Glen towed me over to a piece of ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:01 am

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Death on the far side of the world

This tale is true. I should know for it happened to me. Here is my story as I told it in “Potato In A Rice ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

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A woman of steel

She was born “Thelma Catherine.” Not liking the name “Thelma,” her father called her “Babe.” Her friends, however, knew her as “Buddy.” It was not ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:01 am

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Funny, frightening, freaky fears

The human psyche is a wobbly stockpile of the inexplicable. What makes us people tick? Or tock? And why? For pure unadulterated wonkiness, one component ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:01 am

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Our school system is Austinishing

In my hand I am holding a very old, heavily sepia-toned article from a vintage Austin Daily Herald. I don’t know what year it was ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:01 am

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