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Peggy Keener

Peggy Keener: Nectar of the gods

I have been moonstruck over one particular beverage ever since I was old enough to have taste buds.  Nothing has ever compared. This drink had ... Read more

8 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: When the great creator went wild

What an imagination the Almighty had when he/she conjured up the idea for the giraffe’s neck, the elephant’s trunk, the kangaroo’s pouch and the crocodile’s ... Read more

8 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Hmmmmmm, I didn’t know that

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the tallest of all the American presidents? He liked being six feet, four and a half inches tall ... Read more

9 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Parking lot reverie

Stand in the First Street parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank and you’ll find it a pretty barren spot.  Not only are you alone in ... Read more

9 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Awesome Austin throws a party

Ponder this. What if downtown Austin were to have a sudden mushrooming of 9,000 people? If all those people would cluster in that one spot ... Read more

10 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Bet you didn’t know

Bet you didn’t know that the crescent shaped, whitish area at the base of your fingernails is called a “lunule” (loon-yool).  Well, now you do.  ... Read more

10 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Prepare to be gobsmacked

Austin, in the year 1945, had a population of roughly 19,000 people. Would you believe it also had a staggering number of grocery stores? Sixty-four ... Read more

11 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Full Circle: You love Josephine Cochran but don’t know why

Privileged women the world over should fall to their knees in obeisance to the obscure Josephine Cochran for who among us would argue that it ... Read more

11 months ago by Peggy Keener.

The window of hope closes

When Nancy Hanks, Abe Lincoln’s beloved mother died, any meager hope within him also died. There was simply no measure for the nine-year-old’s devastating loss ... Read more

12 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: My angel mother

“All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother.”  These are the words Abraham Lincoln used to describe his ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Abe … Re-dacted, Re-facted and Re-enacted

Most folks would agree that much of who we are as adults was shaped in us when we were children.  Above all no one kneaded ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: The Joylessness of Cooking

In 1930, Irma Rombauer, a St. Louis socialite, found herself an instant widow when her despondent husband committed suicide. In her panic to support her ... Read more

1 year ago by Daily Herald.

Perspicacious intact tact

Diplomacy is the word, the act, the very key to all of us getting along together.  Still, diplomacy is not always easy to accomplish as ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Who needs water?

(Note: if you live in Miami, Mozambique or Madagascar, ignore this.  But, if you live in Fargo, Faribault or Fergus Falls, pay attention. Strict attention.) ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

Sow now, weep … er … reap later

Once again an e-mail has brought me a life lesson which I’d like to share with you. The story goes like this.  It seems that ... Read more

1 year ago by Peggy Keener.

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