Peggy Keener, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Peggy Keener: The very first and possibly the very best

Martha Dandridge was a teenager when she accepted a marriage proposal from Daniel Parke Curtis. He was twenty years older than Martha and a life-long ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, February 9, 2024 5:47 pm

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Peggy Keener: Koda – the epitome of serene grandeur

As some of you know, in May Glen and I moved to a retirement community in Edina. Here I write a weekly biography of one ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, January 26, 2024 5:11 pm

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Peggy Keener: Benumbed black bear brings big bucks

The time has run out for all truth seekers everywhere to come clean. Here’s the question. When you were a child, did you or did ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, January 19, 2024 5:57 pm

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Peggy Keener: The very wisest of the wise

Oh, the wisdom of mothers. Mother’s everywhere! Short, tall, skinny, chubby, wrinkly, not so wrinkly and every Crayola color. They know so much. At least ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, January 12, 2024 5:31 pm

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Peggy Keener: Universal friend to man and beast

“Come on down!” Over the years these iconic words were ubiquitously shouted by Bob Barker, the host of the longest running game show in American ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, December 29, 2023 5:40 pm

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Peggy Keener: Our jump into a welcoming net

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a great 19th Century philosopher, once proclaimed, “Jump and the net will appear.” Glen and I took that to heart this ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, December 15, 2023 5:13 pm

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Peggy Keener: Cat tales (tails?) confidential

A while back I wrote a column about America’s love of the PB and J. Some time later I received a note from my son, ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, December 1, 2023 5:31 pm

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Peggy Keener: Finding your true eye-dentity

Would you find it particularly weird if someone …. a friend, mate, cousin, enemy …. looked at you up close and declared, “I think you’d ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, November 17, 2023 6:02 pm

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Peggy Keener: Ode to the unlovable garter belt

Who in a million bejillion years would have ever guessed that a pregnancy would be the inspiration for the invention of the pantyhose? But, it’s ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, November 3, 2023 5:11 pm

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Peggy Keener: Snap, crackle and crunch

You’re thinking Rice Krispies, right? And, you would be mistaken. Here’s a hint: In the U.S. on Super Bowl game day, an estimated 11.2 million ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, October 13, 2023 5:26 pm

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Peggy Keener: The power of a determined woman

On March 16, 1869, Austin, Minnesota was little more than a hamlet encircling a primitive public square made up of a thicket of scrub oak ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, September 29, 2023 5:04 pm

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Peggy Keener: The sticky pact between PB and me

So, here’s the deal. I love peanut butter. I mean seriously, I really, really do! For starters, it’s always dependably delicious. But more importantly, it ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, September 15, 2023 7:55 pm

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Peggy Keener: Romance behind the steering wheel

Raise your hand if your teenage life was enriched in the yummiest of ways by a good movie at the drive-in theater. Look! All the ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, September 1, 2023 5:01 pm

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Peggy Keener: Queen of the nail biters

It’s midnight. You know you should be asleep … but nothing can stop you from turning the page. You must find out what happens next. ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, August 18, 2023 5:20 pm

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Peggy Keener: The sassyest of sauces

I know. I know. I KNOW! It seems that everything is made in China. We just can’t get away from it. Sorry to tell you, ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Friday, August 4, 2023 5:02 pm

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