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                                             IN THIS ISSUE:
                                            IN THIS ISSUE:
                                              Happy
                                           Thanksgiving
                                           3. Home Cure
                                           3. Kids Recipes
                                           4. Home Heating
                                              Safety
                                           5. Events Calendar
                                           6. Win A Trip To The
                                              Super Bowl!
                                           6. Family Crypto
                                           7. Father Knows Jest
                                           8. Family Financial
                                           9. Family Recipes
                                          10. Family Pet Spot
                                          11. Senior Time
                                          12. Family Tech
                                          13. Say What?
                                          14. Easy Being Green
                                          15. Double Take
                                          15. Creature Feature
                                          16. Yucky News
                                          16. Super Sudoku
                                          17. Crossword
                                          18. Jr. Scientist
                                          19. Flip & Friends
                                          19. Turkey Tips
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                                                           Indigestion Indigestion or dyspepsia is a condition of the stomach in which
                                                           digestive juices are not secreted properly and results in discomfort. This condition is mainly the
                                                           result of consumption of variety of foodstuffs. Acidity, heartburn, gas problems can all be filed under
                                                           indigestion. Things that may cause indigestion are: Overeating, Eating too fast without chewing
                                                           properly, Food allergies, Lack of Exercise , Improperly cooked food and others.

    • Take 1 serving of live yogurt                                        in a glass of water and drink it.                                 from Health Food store in an 8oz glass
        before each meal.                                              •   In a glass add one teaspoon of fresh                              of water and drink before you eat.
    • Place a hot water rubber bottle (the water                           coriander leaf juice and a pinch of                             • Stop eating any food that contains gluten.
        as hot as you can stand) on your stomach                           salt and drink it twice a day.                                  •
    •   Half a glass of pineapple juice                                •   Eat half a teaspoon of aniseed                                  • Take a long shower and let the
        taken after every meal                                         •   Drink one or two teaspoons of coriander                           water run on your back.
    •    Mix a spoonful of lemon juice, one                                juice, added to fresh buttermilk                                •
        spoonful of ginger and two spoons of                           •   Chew a small piece of fresh ginger with                         • Rest a bunny on your stomach for 7
        honey in a glass of lukewarm water                                 salt, five to ten minutes before meals                             minutes while drinking nettle soup
    •   Eat an orange or some grapes                                   •   A tablespoon of cinnamon water,                                 • Drink 1 glass of fully boiled water
    •   Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup                           taken an hour after meals, relieves                               as many times as you want.
        of hot water and drink before a meal                               flatulence and indigestion.                                      • Take a tender papaya leaf, cut it
    •   Apply an ice bag to the stomach                                •   Ground cardamom seed mixed with                                   coarsely and put it to boil in 2 cups
        for half an hour after meals                                       ginger, cloves and coriander                                      of water. Let it cool and drink.
    •   Mix equal parts of baking soda                                 •   Drink one cup of ginger tea after meals                         • Drink a nice cool glass of ginger ale
        and water in a glass and drink                                 •   Peppermint is a good for indigestion.                           • Raw grated black radish mixed
    •   Mix one teaspoon of cumin seeds                                •   mix two teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar                          with live yogurt consume before

  “Home Cures” information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors of Family Pastime Magazine, Family Media
  Group LLC, the author nor publisher take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which
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  replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.
  Send a “Home Cure” that works your family to homecure@familypastime.com or Family Pastime Home Cure P.O. Box 3161, Johnson City, TN 37602-3161

Thanksgiving Recipes by Kids A Thanksgiving Cookbook by Mrs. Geraghty’s
Kindergarten Class NOTE: Mrs. Geraghty will not be responsible for medical bills resulting from use of her cookbook you put brown sugar on it. Then you mix it all together with a
                                                                                                                                         spoon and then you add some milk and mix it again. And then
                                                                      Then you eat it.
Ivette - Banana Pie                                                                                                                      you put it in a pan. Then you put it in the oven for 15 minutes
You buy some bananas and crust. Then you mash them up                 Meghan H. - Turkey                                                 and 16 degrees. Then you take it out of the oven and then you
and put them in the pie. Then you eat it.                             You cut it into 16 pieces and then you leave it in the oven        eat it.
                                                                      for 15 minutes and 4 degrees. you take it out and let it cool
Russell - Turkey                                                      and then after 5 minutes, then you eat it.
                                                                                                                                         Alan - Turkey
You cut the turkey up and put it in the oven for ten minutes                                                                             First you shoot it and then you cut it. And then you put it in
and 300 degrees. You put gravy on it and eat it.                      Danny - Turkey                                                     the oven and cook it for 10 minutes and 20 degrees. You put it
                                                                      You put some salt on it to make it taste good. Then you put
Geremy - Turkey                                                       it in the oven. Then you cook it for an hour at 5 degrees.
                                                                                                                                         on plates and then you eat it.
You buy the turkey and take the paper off. Then you put it
                                                                      Then you eat it.
                                                                                                                                         Christopher - Pumpkin Pie
in the refrigerator and take it back out and cut it with a knife                                                                         First you buy a pumpkin and smash it. Then it is all done. And
and make sure all the wires are out and take out the neck and         Brandon - Turkey                                                   you cook it in the oven for 12 minutes and 4 degrees. Then
heart. Then you put it in a big pan and cook it for half an hour      First you buy it at Fred Meyer. Then you cut it up and cook        you eat it.
at 80 degrees. Then you invite people over and eat.                   it for 15 hours at 200 degrees. Then you take it out and eat       Jordan - Cranberry Pie
                                                                      it.
Shelby - Applesauce                                                                                                                      Put cranberry juice in it. Then you put berries in it. Then you
Go to the store and buy some apples, and then you squish              Grace - Turkey                                                     put dough in it. Then you bake it. Then you eat it.
them up. Then you put them in a jar that says, “Applesauce.”          First you add some salt. Then you put it in a bowl. Then


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                                                                    Johnson City Fire
                                                                    Department Stresses
                                                                    HOME HEATING SAFETY
                                                                    Check your Wall               and the deaths they cause can usually be prevented with
                                                                    Heater Setting                awareness and a few simple actions.”

                                                                    In January of this year       The leading factor contributing to space heater fires
                                                                    the Johnson City Fire         in general was heating equipment too close to things
                                                                    Department ran a call to      that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing,
                                                                    a residence where a sofa      mattress, or bedding. Other leading factors contributing
                                                                    had been placed in front      to home space heater fires were failure to clean, which is
                                                                    of a wall heater. This type   principally related to creosote build-up in chimneys, and
                                                                    of heater had a thermostat    leaving an operating space heater unattended.
                                                                    labeled as “High”,
                                                                    “Med”, “Low”, and “No
                                                                                                  “W    hether your chimney supports a wood or coal
                                                                                                  stove or just a fireplace, be sure to have it cleaned and
                                                                    Heat”. Even though the
                                                                                                  inspected at least once a year to reduce your risk of
                                                                    thermostat on the heater
                                                                                                  having a fire,” added Carli. “And always turn off a
                                            was in the “No Heat” position, the heater still
                                                                                                  portable space heater when you go to sleep or leave the
                                            came on possibly because of the colder outside
                                            temperatures and the placement of the heater next     room.”
                                            to an exterior wall. Some wall heaters are never
                                            in the “Off” mode. Many wall heaters have only
                                                                                                  I n 2007, U.S. fire departments responded to 66,400
                                                                                                  home structure fires that involved heating equipment.
                                            “High”, “Med”, and “Low” settings, thus they
                                                                                                  These fires killed 580 people, injured another 1,850,
                                            can never actually be “Off”.
                                                                                                  and were responsible for $608 million in direct property
                                            I t is easy to place combustibles in front of these   damage
                                            heaters during the warmer months and forget           Safety tips
                                            about the consequences until the colder months         •   Keep anything that can burn at least three feet
                                            arrive. Fire codes require that no combustibles be         away from heating equipment, like the furnace,
                                            closer than 3 feet of a heater of any type. While          fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
                                            only 32 percent of home heating fires involve           •   Have a three-foot “child-free zone”
                                        space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of              around open fires and space heaters.

SUD OKU Medium                          home heating fire deaths, according to the report           •   Never use your oven to heat your home.
               Instructions on page 2   Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released            •   Have a qualified professional install stationary
                                        by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).            space heating equipment, water heaters or
                                        Heating equipment continues to be the second                   central heating equipment according to the
                                        leading cause of home fires behind cooking and the              local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
                                        second leading cause of home fire deaths behind             •   Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and
                                        smoking.                                                       inspected every year by a qualified professional.
                                                                                                   •
                                        The Johnson City Fire Department and the NFPA is
                                                                                                       Remember to turn portable heaters off
                                                                                                       when leaving the room or going to bed.
                                        urging caution and asking the public to practice safe      •   Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the
                                        heating behaviors as the peak time for home heating            manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
                                        fires continues now through March. Half of all home         •   Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop
                                        heating fires occurred in December, January and                 sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be
                                        February of 2003-2007.                                         cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep

                                        “
                                                                                                       the container a safe distance away from your home.
                                           Half of fatal home space heater fires started            •   Test smoke alarms monthly.
                                        because something was too close to the heater and         FPT
                                        ignited. Keep heaters and things that can burn at
                                        least three feet apart,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s
                                        vice president of communications. “Heating fires
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                                                                                                    Fun Family Events
                                                                                                                      NOVEMBER
      NOTE: Every effort is made to assure the accuracy of events and dates. Please double check with the sponsor before attending an event. Submit information on
      upcoming events by the 15th of the month prior to: events@familypastime.com or Family Pastime EVENTS P.O. Box 3161 Johnson City, TN 37602-3161

1. All Saints’ Day, Give Up Your Shoulds Day                  Center (NPAC). Viewing and silent auction for the trees      Hands On! 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Wiz Kids Workshop* where
JCPL TALE to TAIL* 4-5 pm, Family Storytime 6:30 pm           and other donated items Open House from 2-4 p.m. at the      you will concoct potions, create your own light-up LED wand,
2. Election Day, All Souls Day, Cookie Monster Day            NPAC. More information 636-1345                              write in invisible ink, and more. $10 ages 8-13. Payment is
JCPL Two’s Time* (age 2) 10 am, Preschool Pals* (age          Hands On! Sunday Funday Teddy Bears story time               required with registration by November 10th.
3-5)11 am                                                     and a hands-on activity, craft, or experiment. The fun is    25. Thanksgiving Day, Shopping Reminder Day
Hands On! 11/2-11/4 Think Like an Egyptian Learn all          especially created for tiny tots ages 2-5 and their adult.   Johnson City 111 Legion Street, 8:30 a.m. 5th Annual Turkey
about the science behind ancient Egypt in recognition         15. America Recycles Day, I Love to Write Day                Trot 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run For more information:
of the anniversary of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb being           JCPL TALE to TAIL* 4-5 pm (grade 1-5) Read to a              www.johnsoncitytn.org click on the Turkey Icon
discovered.                                                   Certified Listening Dog for 15 min., Family Storytime         JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool Storytimes
3. Cliché Day, Sandwich Day                                   6:30 pm                                                      11am (age 3-5)
JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool Storytimes         Hands On! You Are What You Eat. 11/16-11/28                  26. Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Flossing Day, Maize Day,
11am (age 3-5)                                                Celebrate Good Nutrition Month and Thanksgiving with         Sinkie Day,You’re Welcomegiving Day
Hands On! 11/3-11/16 Showing of the Trees. Get into           our super-sized friend, Mr. Stuffee.                         27. Native American Heritage Day, Aura Awareness Day,
the holiday spirit enjoying a display of designer decorated   16. Day for Tolerance                                        Day of Listening
trees, wreaths, and other holiday items.                      JCPL Two’s Time*(age 2) 10 am, Preschool Pals* (age          Erwin Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland Festivities
4. Men Make Dinner Day, Chicken Lady Day, Use Your            3-5)11 am                                                    10am through 8pm.
Common Sense Day                                              17. Homemade Bread Day, GIS Day (Geographic                  28. Advent
JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2), Preschool                   Information Systems, Educational Support Professionals       Hands On! Sunday Funday Nutrition. story time and a hands-
Storytimes 11am (age 3-5), K-2 Story Stretchers* 4 pm         JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2), Preschool                  on activity, craft, or experiment. The fun is especially created for
5. Pumpkin Chunkin Days (5-7)                                 Storytimes 11am (age 3-5)                                    tiny tots ages 2-5 and their adult.
Hands On! 6 pm–7 pm Kick off ETSU basketball season           18. Great American Smokeout, Married To A Scorpio            29. Cyber Monday, Electronic Greetings Day
and shoot some hoops right on the street!                     Support Day, Mickey Mouse Day, Push-button Phone Day,        JCPL TALE to TAIL* 4-5 pm, Family Storytime 6:30 pm
6. Sadie Hawkins Day, Saxophone Day                           Use Less Stuff Day, Guinness World Record Day                30. Computer Security Day, Stay Home Because You’re Well
7. Nick’s Birthday, Daylight Saving Time ends, Fala           JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool Storytimes        Day
Day, Tongue Twister Day, Bittersweet Chocolate with           11am (age 3-5), ART SMART* 4 pm (K-5), TEEN BOOK             JCPL Two’s Time*(age 2) 10 am, Preschool Pals* (age 3-5)11
Almonds Day, Zero Tasking Day                                 DISCUSSION* 6 pm Teens discussing PRETTY LITTLE              am, TEEN EVENT - Grades 6th - 12TH CHRISTMAS CARD
Greeneville Deliver the Cure Bowl to benefit MDA, at           LIARS by Sara Shephard                                       MAKING* 6 PM
Olympia Lanes. 360-4083.                                      19. World Toilet Day, Have A Bad Day Day
Hands On! Funday Tongue Twisters story time and               Hands On! 6:30 pm - 22nd Annual Night of Lights Gala.
a hands-on activity, craft, or experiment. The fun is         A “Holiday in Wonderland”. Fun, friends, entertainment,
especially created for tiny tots ages 2-5 and their adult.    and a great way to support the Museum! Designer
8. Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day, Parents As
Teachers Day, World Orphans Day
JCPL TALE to TAIL* 4-5 pm (1st-5th)Read to a Certified
                                                              decorated greenery items, entertainment packages, unique
                                                              Christmas gifts, getaways, and much more. Information or
                                                              reservations, please 434-4263 x.108.
                                                                                                                                Christmas Parades:
Listening Dog for 15 minutes, Family Storytime 6:30 pm
9. Young Reader’s Day
                                                              20. Children’s Day, Name Your PC Day, Adoption Day,
                                                              Family Volunteer Day
                                                                                                                                  November:
JCPL Two’s Time*(age 2) 10 am- FULL, Preschool Pals*          JCPL Chess with Ralph Roller 10am- NOON (K - 5)                     20 Kingsport 3:20 p.m.
(age 3-5)11 am - FULL                                         Kingsport Christmas Parade 3:20 p.m.
10. Area Code Day, Marine Corps Birthday                      21. World Hello Day, World Television Day                           27 Erwin Parade & Winter
JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool Storytimes         Hands On! Sunday Funday Thanksgiving. Story time                       Wonderland Festivities
11am (age 3-5)                                                and a hands-on activity, craft, or experiment. The fun is             10am - 8pm.
11. Veterans Day, Origami Day                                 especially created for tiny tots ages 2-5 and their adult.
JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool
Storytimes 11am (age 3-5)
                                                              22. Humane Society Anniversary Day
                                                              JCPL TALE to TAIL* 4-5 pm (grade 1-5)Read to a
                                                                                                                                  December
12. Domino Day                                                Certified Listening Dog for 15 minutes, Family Storytime             2 Bristol 7 p.m.
13. World Kindness Day                                        6:30 pm                                                             3 Johnson City. 7 pm
JCPL Bilingual Storytime (Spn/Eng) 2 pm, MOVIES FOR           23. Fibonacci Day                                                   4 Elizabethton 6 pm
TEENS 2 pm Free showing of AVATAR                             JCPL 2’s Time*(age 2) 10 am, Preschool Pals* (age 3-5)11
14. American Teddy Bear Day, Loosen Up, Lighten Up            am                                                                  11 Jonesborough 6 pm
Day,World Diabetes Day                                        24. Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, D.B. Cooper Day
Greeneville Festival of Trees- Proceeds will benefit A         JCPL Two’s Company 10 am (age 2) Preschool Storytimes
Safe Harbor Home (a local transitional shelter for victims    11am (age 3-5)
of domestic abuse) and the Niswonger Performing Arts                                                                                                           Crypto clue: J=W
                                                                           *Please Register : JCPL 434-4458 Hands On: 434-HAND    Bays Mt. (423)229-9447
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    Take Your Best “Shot” Win A
    Trip To Super Bowl XLV
(NAPS)— A    s children across America put on their helmets            forward to see what this year’s will
and pads and take to the gridiron to play football, parents                produce.”
will fill the stands,
cameras in hand,                                                              Making photography part of your day-
hoping to capture                                                              to-day routine lets you capture memories
priceless moments                                                              that last a lifetime. Here are some sports
in their children’s                                                            photography hints that may help:
lives. One will                                                                • Get to the game early so you can find the
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photography                                                                    move the camera in the same direction                         10,000 Tri-Cities families.
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pick up a camera and enter the sixth annual “Why Do You                   •   Prefocus your camera so you can get the                     E-mail: sales@familypastime.com
Love Football?” Photo Challenge. The image of a child’s                       shot as it happens, unless your camera                     call 423.676-4323 or Order online
first time taking the field to a player making a leaping                        has a “quick release” setting.                                   www.familypastime.com
catch to a cheerleader rooting for the home team could                    •   Try to stay steady. Use a tripod or other sort
                                                                                                                                     Fibonacci Day
earn the winning photographer a trip to attend Super Bowl
XLV in North Texas. In addition, the winner will receive
a trip to the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement
Celebration and have his or her photo displayed in the Pro                                                                           November 23 is Fibonacci Day because the first
Football Hall of Fame for a year.                                                                                                    numbers of the Fibonacci Series are 1, 1, 2, 3. (11/23).
                                                                                                                                     The Fibonacci sequence adds the previous 2 numbers
A    judging panel consisting of Archie Manning, former                                                                              to get the third.
NFL quarterback and father of two Super Bowl MVP
quarterbacks; Peter Read Miller, Sports Illustrated                                                                                  L  eonardo of Pisa, sometimes known as Leonardo
photographer; and other prominent staff photographers                                                                                Fibonacci or just Fibonacci, was an Italian
and photo editors will determine the group of 14 finalists                                                                            mathematician. He didn’t invent or discover the
in each division. Once the field is narrowed, fans will                                                                               Fibonacci sequence, but he used it as an example in
make the final call by voting for their favorite photo                                                                                his book, Liber Abaci.Tiling squares whose sides are
                                                                              of support to keep camera from shaking.                consecutive Fibonacci numbers and then drawing a arc
through January 7, 2011, via the contest website.
                                                                          •   Vary the angle at which you take the picture.          connecting opposite corners creates a Fibonacci spiral
“Year after year I look forward to seeing                                 •   Enter the contest. You can submit as many as 10        which approximates the Golden spiral. FPT
                                                                              images each by visiting Canon U.S.A., Inc., a
how fans portray their passion for the game                                   leader in digital imaging, at www.usa. canon.com/
of football through their photography,” said                                  nfl and following the online instructions. FPT
Manning. “Each year the photos entered in the                                                                                      SUDOKU-
                                                                                                                                      EASY
contest get better and better and I am looking                                                                                    Instructions: On
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                          Look on the Fun Family Events page for a clue. Look for the answer next month.
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                                       The Easy
                                       Birthday
                                       Gift.
 Several years ago I was preparing          make that happen?
 for my son’s birthday. I lined up an       Well, in your life you
 awesome location and then I had to find     are only allowed one
 out what gift to get him. Bracing for      difficult birthday
some incredibly expensive electronic, gas   request and that
powered or projectile launching response    was yours”. Then
I delicately asked Him; “Milo, what do      he would graciously
you want for your birthday?” “Baklava”,     accept that the car
he replied. “What?” I asked                       wa
                                                  was not going
again “Baklava!” again was                         t
                                                   to happen and
                         URE
the response. “You’re SURE                         I would get
that’s all you want?”                               him a nice
                                                    h
“YES, BAKLAVA!”                                     b
                                                    button down
How could this be?                                  shirt for his
                                                    s
How could it be that                                1
                                                    16th birthday.
my son who always                                   Perfect. In
                                                    P
wanted something that                               order to
                                                    o
required a 36-72 month                               make this car buying dodge
                                                     m                                  ran them through the machine getting
loan arrangement and                                 work, I HAD to find baklava.
                                                     w                                  thinner and thinner with each pass.
at the very least a packk                            OR, I could MAKE baklava. I        Nothing to it. At the last pass the dough
of AAA batteries only                                found a recipe online. The         seemed…I don’t know, “leathery” I
wanted baklava? “O.K.                                first ingredient is something       tasted it, it tasted “leathery” also. What
then”, I replied. Not                                called “phyllo dough” also not     do I know? Maybe when you add the
wanting to tempt fate                               available anywhere in Johnson
                                                    a                                   nuts, cinnamon, butter, sugar and honey
I accepted the request                             City. No problem, I found a
                                                   C                                    it gets all delicious like. So I added all
for baklava and went                              phyllo dough recipe. It called for
                                                  p                                     the other ingredients, layered the phyllo
about finding baklava. In                          a pasta machine. I found one at       dough and voila baklava. Right? Not
hindsight, I maybe should
                        uld
                        uld                      Bed Bath and Beyond for $35.00.
                                                 Be                                     so much. I mean, don’t get me wrong
have inquired a wee bit t                       Not a problem. All he wanted was        it did LOOK like baklava and, if I could
more.                                           baklava. I bought the machine and
                                                bak                                     have cut it or even bitten off a piece, it
I immediately went about                    rushed home to set it up. After setting     might have tasted like something close
calling and web searching to find a          up the machine I realized it needed         to baklava. As it was I had just created a
place to buy baklava in Johnson City. I     to be set on the “lasagna” setting to       very ingenious, baklava-looking doormat.
could not find a place anywhere. I was       get nice thin sheets of phyllo dough.       Maybe I could sell them online to Greek
determined, I mean in a few short years     Guess what? For $35, you DON’T get          restaurants. O.K. time for another trip
my son would want a car and in my mind      the Lasagna attachment. Another trip        to the grocery store for supplies for
I was constructing a scenario where I       to Bed, Bath and Beyond, $18.00 more        my next attempt. In my next attempt I
could say, “You remember several years      and I had a lasagna attachment. Still       added more water (for a less “leathery”
ago when you wanted baklava for your        less than one car payment. I mixed up       texture) and more sugar (for a less
birthday and I went out of my way to        the ingredients for phyllo dough and
                                                                                                                Please see FKJ on page 13
8             www.familypastime.com                           Family Pastime Magazine                                             NOVEMBER 2010
                                                   Charitable Giving: A
                                                                                                                        use these assets to pay you a lifetime income stream.
                                                                                                                        When you establish the trust, you may be able to
                                                                                                                        receive a tax deduction based on the charitable group’s

                                                   “Win-win” Activity                                                   “remainder interest” — the amount the charity is likely
                                                                                                                        to ultimately receive. (This figure is determined by
                                                                                                                        an IRS formula.) Upon your death, the trust would
                                                                Thus far, we’ve talked only about cash gifts. But       relinquish the remaining assets to the charitable
Thanksgiving is a good time to be thankful for those            you may have other financial assets, such as stocks,     organization you’ve named. Keep in mind, though,
                                                                                                                        that this type of trust can be complex. To establish one,
charitable, educational and religious groups that provide       that you can give to charitable groups, and these
                                                                gifts also can earn you tax benefits. For example,       you’ll need to work with your tax and legal advisors.
your community with valuable services. And now may
be a good time to consider supporting these                                                   suppose you give $500
                                                                                              worth of stock in XYZ
                                                                                                                        In any case, be generous during this season of giving.
                                           e
groups because, if you contribute before the                                                                            You’ll be helping a charitable group accomplish its
year is over, you may “do well by doing                                                      Company to a charitable
                                                                                                                        worthy goals — and you may be helping yourself when
                                                                                             group. If you’re in the
good” through valuable tax deductions.                                                                                  tax time arrives. FPT
                                                                                            25% tax bracket, you
T  o illustrate the benefit of these                                                         can deduct $125 when
deductions, let’s assume you’re in the                                                     you
                                                                                           y file your taxes for         Provided By: Lindsey Wortman Edward Jones Investment Representative
25% tax bracket. If you give $100 to                                                      2010. But by donating
                                                                                          2
a qualified charity, you can deduct $100                                                   the
                                                                                          th XYZ stock, you avoid
(with a tax benefit of $25) when you file your taxes.
                                           ur                                   paying any capital gains taxes you
Consequently, the real cost of your donation is just $75
                                           n                                    might have incurred if you had sold
($100 minus the $25 tax savings).                                                          yourself.
                                                                                 the stock y

A                                             p
    s you consider your charitable gifts, keep the                                Making charitable gifts now
                                                                                   akin
following points in mind:                                                         may help you reduce the size of
  • You must donate — not just pledge. You can
                                             u                                    your estate and potentially lower
                                                                                          est
     make a pledge to donate, but the amount is
                                             nt                                          future
                                                                                   any futu estate tax burden on
     not deductible until you actually pay it.                                             he
                                                                                   your heirs. Right now, federal
  • You must contribute to a qualified charitable
                                              itable                                        tax
                                                                                    estate t laws are in flux, but
     group. For your gift to be deductible, it must                                      possible that, one day, your
                                                                                    it’s pos
                                             on
     go to a qualified tax-exempt organization —                                    estate might be large enough
                                                                                            m
     either a religious group or a group that has received           to generate estate taxes. If you wanted to
     501(c)(3) status from the IRS. If you’re unsure if the    formalize your charitable gifts and help your
     group you want to support is tax-exempt, just ask.        estate planning, you might consider establishing
  • You must itemize. To claim a charitable deduction,         a charitable remainder trust. Under such an
     you must itemize deductions on your taxes.                arrangement, you’d place some assets, such as
                                                               stocks or real estate, in a trust, which could then
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                                                             Kid Friendly
Baked Butternut Squash “Fries”                                                                                           Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball”
    Supplies:
                                                               Recipes
                                                                                                                          SUPPLIES:
        1/2 butternut squash                                                                                               1(8 oz) package cream cheese, at room
        Salt                                                                                                               temperature
       HOW TO:                                                                                                             1 C powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 425.                                                                                                    3/4 C creamy or chunky peanut butter (not all-
2. Peel and de-seed butternut squash.
                                                                                                                           natural)
3. Slice squash in half and cut into French fry shapes.
4. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.                                                                    3 TBS packed dark brown sugar
5. Cover lightly with salt.                                  Cornbread or Muffin Mix                                       1 & 1/2 C (9 oz) Swirled Milk Chocolate &
6. Place tray in your preheated oven and bake for 40         SUPPLIES:                                                     Peanut Butter Morsels
     minutes or so, flipping halfway through baking           6 C flour                                                      Graham cracker sticks and/or apple slices
     process.                                                6 C cornmeal                                               HOW TO:
7.   Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the   2 C nonfat dry milk powder                            1. BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and
     edges and get crispy.                                   1 C sugar                                                 brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended.
8.   Serve with ketchup                                      1/3 C baking powder                                   2. Spoon mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap
                                                             2 tsp salt                                            3. Bring up all four corners and twist tightly (to form ball).
                                                             1 1/2 C shortening                                    4. FREEZE for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to
         Edible Napkin Rings                                                                                           keep its shape.
                                                             HOW TO:                                               5. Place morsels in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball
        SUPPLIES:
                                                             Stir together flour, cornmeal, dry milk powder,            and roll ball into morsels to completely cover
        Refrigerated bread stick dough
        Edible glitter
                                                             sugar, baking powder, and salt in an extra large      6. PLACE ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2
                                                             mixing bowl.                                              hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen
        Cooking spray                                                                                                  overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes
                                                             Cut in shortening with a pastry blender till
      HOW TO:                                                mixture resembles coarse crumbs.                          before serving.) Serve with graham cracker sticks and
1. Mold several pieces of aluminum foil into long sticks                                                               apple slices for dipping or spreading.
                                                             Store in a covered airtight container or
     about the size of a paper towel tube. Coat them with
     cooking spray.                                          self sealing plastic bag for up to 6 weeks
2.   Shape refrigerated bread stick dough into rings,        at room temperature. (For longer storage,
     molding them around the foil.                           place in freezer container and seal; store in
                                                                                                                           Pumpkin Dessert Squares
3.   Dip the rings in edible and bake for 10 to 13 minutes   freezer up to 6 months; to use, allow mix to
     at 375.
                                                                                                                           SUPPLIES:
                                                             come to room temperature).
4.   Let them cool and slide them off the foil.              To use mix for corn bread or muffins, lightly
                                                                                                                            CRUST:
5.   Use as napkin rings                                     spoon into a measuring C; level with a straight
                                                                                                                            1 box yellow cake mix (reserve 1 cup)
                                                                                                                            1/2 cup butter, melted
                                                             edged spatula
                                                                                                                            1 egg, slightly beaten
                                                             To bake corn bread or muffins: Grease or spray                  FILLING:
Family Pastime Magazine                                      an 8x8x2 inch baking pan or 10 2 1/2 inch                      2 cups canned pumpkin
                                                             muffin C with nonstick spray coating.
    Introduces FREE                                          Place 2 C Corn Bread Mix in a large mixing
                                                                                                                            1/2 cup brown sugar
                                                                                                                            2 eggs
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                                                             thyme, crushed; or dried chives, chili powder,                 2/3 cup millk
                                                             or poultry seasoning.                                          TOPPING:
 now post free non-commercial classified ads in               Make a well in the center of the dry mixture;                  1/4 cup white sugar
 the online version of Family Marketplace. If                combine 1 beaten egg and 3/4 C water in a                      1 cup reserved cake mix
 you, a family member or not-for-profit group has             small bowl; add all at once to mix.                            1 tsp. cinnamon
 something to sell, trade or give away simply go to          Stir just till batter is smooth (do not over beat).            1/4 cup butter, melted
 www.familypastime.com, click on the Marketplace             Pour batter into prepared pan or spoon into                 HOW TO:
 button, register and post an ad--for FREE. The ads          prepared muffin C, filling each 3/4 full.               1. Thoroughly mix crust ingredients and press into 9x13
 can run for up to a month without re-submitting             Bake in a 425 for 20-25 minutes for corn bread,            baking pan.
 and may also include photos. Categories include,            and about 15 minutes for muffins or till golden        2. Mix filling ingredients and put on top of crust.
 Automobiles, Appliances, Tools, Pets, Yard sales            brown and a toothpick inserted near the center        3. Mix topping and spread over filling.
 and more. If the appropriate category is not there          comes out clean.                                      4. Bake at 350 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted into
 simply put it under “other” category and Family                                                                        center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve warm or
                                                                                                                        cool. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.
 Marketplace will create a category for it. If you
 don’t see what you are looking for post something
 under the “wanted” category. If you have any
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10            www.familypastime.com                           Family Pastime Magazine                                   NOVEMBER 2010
                                              Tips for Trimming Fluffy’s Extra
                                              Pounds By: Andrea Lin By: Julia Disney
                                                Your          people who can help once
                                                              you start looking.
                                              beloved
                                     pet is a little on the   When your pet starts
chubby side and                has mastered the art of        to round out and lose
the big, shiny sad puppy dog eyes that always get the         definition, treats can be
best of you. You work to reduce the food portions, but        the culprit. “Commercial
somehow the weight stays on.                                  treats are typically high in
Sound familiar? Pet obesity is a growing                      calories,” says Knap, “and
                                                               the semi-moist variety is
problem that often isn’t taken seriously                            especially bad. Moist
enough even though it contributes                                     treats add fats and
to life-threatening and life-                                          sugars to keep
shortening conditions such                                             them moist.”
as cancer, heart disease, joint
problems, and more.                                                  S   o what do you do when your pet looks
K   im Knap, a certified veterinary
                                                                    at you with big sad shiny eyes and begs for
                                                                   treats? Believe it or not, Fluffy may really
technician and a certified canine                                 just be begging for your attention and playtime.
rehabilitation practitioner,                                       Try finding more time to play, advises Knap,
runs the Companion Animal                                           which provides both the attention he craves
Rehabilitation clinic at the                                        and the activity he needs.
University of Illinois Veterinary
Teaching Hospital in Urbana.                                       A    nother approach Knap recommends is to
Through a program called “Shape                                    replace calorie-laden treats with baby carrots or
up, Pup!” Knap works with pet                                    ice cubes, inexpensive choices that your pet will
owners to develop a practical plan to                          love. Most pets will be just as thrilled about getting
safely achieve and maintain an ideal body weight for          that carrot piece and your attention as getting a
pets.                                                         processed commercial treat. And you might enjoy
A    large percentage of pet owners are oblivious to
                                                              watching your pet dash after the slippery ice cube
                                                              just as much as your pet likes chasing it.
their own pet’s weight problem, so here are some simple
ways to tell if your pet is overweight: You should be         Keeping pets at an ideal weight helps them live
able to easily feel the ribs without a layer of fat. When     longer, healthier lives. Fit pets can make the most
you look down at your pet, you should be able to see a        of play time without tuckering out early, and they
waist, and when you look from the side, you should see        are less likely to develop chronic, life-threatening
a tucked abdomen.                                             diseases.
B   ut what if Fluffy is, well, fluffy? Just run your hands    For more information about your pet’s ideal
through the fur and feel. Make sure that Fluffy is cute       weight, talk to your local veterinarian. FPT
and round because of all that fur, not that the fur
is hiding the fat.

If you think your pet’s weight may be a
problem, call this to the attention of your
veterinarian. If the veterinarian rules out
metabolic disorders, you may be referred to a
consultation with a rehab program like “Shape
up, Pup!” that would help create a personalized
plan to fit you and your pet. (These programs
often have special equipment, such as a doggy
treadmill, that will make exercise more fun for
your pet!) You will find plenty of options and
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                 Don’t be tricked out             Keep these
                   of money by the                tips in mind to
                                                  protect yourself
                   Grandparent scam’ from becoming
                                                  a victim of
                   (ARA) - Grandparents fraud:
                                          • If you get an e-mail
                        across the country are
                                                                   or a phone call from
                        falling victim to a new and                a family member or
                        surprisingly effective scam:               friend claiming to
                    They receive phone calls from                  need money urgently,
                    people claiming to be their                    take the time to
                                                                   mentally review
                     grandkids, frantically asking
                                                                   the situation to see
                      for money.                                   if it makes sense.
                      It’s easy to see why many people         •   Tell the caller you’ll
                                                                   call them back at
 don’t hesitate to open their wallets in this situation.
                                                                   a known number,
 When you hear that your loved ones are in trouble, your
                                                                   not a number that
first instinct is to help. Unfortunately, that’s just what
                                                                   they give you. In
scam artists are counting on.
                                                                   the mean time, call
I n what’s known                                                   a mutual friend and
as the “grandparent                                                ask if they are aware
scam,” calls                                                       of the situation.
often come late                                                •   Contact your
in the night, and                                                  friend or family
the callers are in                                                 member and let
a panic, saying                                                    them know you’ve
that they’re in                                                    received an e-mail
an emergency                                                       or call claiming to
   situation, like                                                 be from them. If
   a car accident                                                  you discover that
   or having been                                                  someone is trying
   arrested. Posing as grandchildren, the con artists often        to defraud you,
                                                                   contact your local police immediately.                yourself from fraud, visit www.WesternUnion.com/
   beg their victims not to call their “parents,” and ask
                                                               •   Be suspicious. Because “emergency” scams              consumerprotection. FPT
   them to transfer money as quickly as possible.
                                                                   are becoming more commonplace, you need
    The sense of urgency that the con artists create is            to be aware of the potential dangers and
                                                                                                                           SUPER SUDOKU Answer from last month
   what makes concerned grandparents act quickly,                  take them seriously. Don’t feel bad about
   without verifying who is calling. Con artists will pull         verifying the information you’re receiving.
   in others to impersonate attorneys, law enforcement         •   If you did send a money transfer through
   personnel or others of authority to create the sense            Western Union before realizing it was a
   of urgency. With the availability of information on             scam, call the company immediately at (800)
   the Internet, the scam is even easier to pull off - cons        448-1492. If the transfer hasn’t been picked
 can look up names, phone numbers and more and find                 up, it will be refunded to you. Also, file a
out the right things to say to their victims. And with             report with your local police department.
background noise and muffled phone lines, it can be
hard to distinguish between voices.                           S  ome extra communication can help prevent scams
                                                              like these as well. For example, travelers should make
“The best protection from this scam is awareness,”            sure that their friends and family are aware of any
says Denise Jaworski, vice president of consumer              international travel dates and destinations. You should
protection at Western Union. “There are other, similar        also be vigilant about the information available about
scams in which fraudsters call or send e-mails claiming       you online, which scammers might try to use against
to be friends or relatives who need help. These scams         you or your loved ones. Help protect others by sharing
change daily, so it’s important to verify any emergency       this information with them. For more information
situation before sending funds.”                              about scams and for more tips on how to protect
12            www.familypastime.com                             Family Pastime Magazine                                         NOVEMBER 2010
                                               “It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know Where Your
                                               Children Are?”        Even a child’s screen name could make a difference.
                                                                     Encourage teens to think about the impression that

                                               Remember
                                                                                                                         screen names could make.

                                                that phrase     OnGuard Online shares these tips for safe social         Remind your children that once they post information
                                                from            networking:                                              online, they can’t take it back. Even if they delete the
                                                your own
                                                childhood?
                                                                Help your children understand what information           information from a site, older versions may exist on
                                                                                                                         other people’s computers and be circulated online.
                                                                should be private. Tell them why it’s important
                             It’s still a valid question, but
now, it comes with a twist: “Do you know where your
                                                                to keep some things – about themselves, family           Know how your children are getting online. More
                                                                members and friends – to themselves. Information         and more, children are accessing the internet through
children are — and who they’re chatting with online?”           like their full name, Social Security number, street     their cell phones. Find out about what limits you
S  ocial networking sites have morphed                                                     address, phone number,
                                                                                            and family financial
                                                                                                                         can place on your child’s cell phone. Some cellular
into a mainstream medium for teens and                                                                                   companies have plans that limit downloads, internet
adults. These sites encourage and enable                                                    information — like bank      access, and texting; other plans allow children to use
people to exchange information about                                                        or credit card account       those features only at certain times of day.

                                                                                                                         Talk to your children about bullying. Online bullying
themselves, share pictures and videos,                                                      numbers — is private
and use blogs and private messaging to                                                      and should stay that way.
communicate with friends, others who                                                        Tell them not to choose      can take many forms, from spreading rumors online
share interests, and sometimes even                                                         a screen name that gives     and posting or forwarding private messages without
the world-at-large. And that’s why it’s                                                     away too much personal       the sender’s OK, to sending threatening messages.
important to be aware of the possible                                                       information.                 Tell your children that the words they type and the

                                                                                           U
pitfalls that come with networking                                                                                       images they post can have real-world consequences.
                                                                                               se privacy settings to    They can make the target of the bullying feel bad,
online.                                                                                    restrict who can access       make the sender look bad – and, sometimes, can bring
S   ome social networking sites attract                                                    and post on your child’s
                                                                                           website. Some social
                                                                                                                         on punishment from the authorities. Encourage your
pre-teens – even children as young as 5                                                                                  children to talk to you if they feel targeted by a bully.

                                                                                                                         Talk to your children about avoiding explicit talk
or 6. These younger-focused sites don’t                                                    networking sites have
allow the same kinds of communication                                                      strong privacy settings.
that teens and adults have, but there are                                                  Show your child how to        online. Recent research shows that teens who don’t talk
still things that parents can do to help                                                   use these settings to limit   explicitly with strangers online are less likely to come
young children socialize safely online.                                                    who can view their online     in contact with a predator.

                                                                                                                         If you’re concerned that your child is engaging in
In fact, when it comes to young children,                                                  profile, and explain to
the law provides some protections – and                                                    them why this is important.

                                                                                           Explain that children
                                                                                                                         risky online behavior, you can search the blog sites
gives parents some control over the type                                                                                 they visit to see what information they’re posting. Try
of information that children can disclose                                                  should post only              searching by their name, nickname, school, hobbies,
online. For sites directed to children under age 13, and        information that you — and they — are comfortable        grade, or area where you live.
for general audience sites that know they’re dealing with
                                                                                                                         Tell your children to trust their gut if they have
                                                                with others seeing. Even if privacy settings are
children younger than 13, there’s the Children’s Online         turned on, some — or even all — of your child’s
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It requires these sites         profile may be seen by                                    suspicions. If they feel threatened by someone or
to get parental consent before they collect, maintain, or                                        Last month’s
                                                                a broader audience than             Easy Answer          uncomfortable because of something online, encourage
use children’s information. COPPA also allows parents           you’re comfortable with.                                 them to tell you. You can then help them report
to review their child’s online profiles and blog pages.          Encourage your child to                                  concerns to the police and to the social networking
P   arents sometimes can feel outpaced by their                 think about the language
                                                                used in a blog, and to think
                                                                                                                         site. Most sites have links where users can immediately
                                                                                                                         report abusive, suspicious, or inappropriate online
technologically savvy children. Technology aside, there                                                                  behavior.
are lessons that parents can teach to help children stay        before posting pictures and
safer as they socialize online.                                 videos. Employers, college
                                                                admissions officers, team                                 Read sites’ privacy policies. Spend some time with
Help Children Socialize Safely                                                                                           a site’s privacy policy, FAQs, and parent sections to
                                                                coaches, and teachers may
Online                                                          view your child’s postings.                              understand its features and privacy controls. The site
                                                                                                                         should spell out your rights as a parent to review and
                                                                                                                         delete your child’s profile if your child is younger than
                                                                                                                         13. FPT
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                                         “Lucky             Break”                                         MESSAGE
                                              Another possible origin is from the             Date    Today             Time NOW!
                                              “break” or interruption in a street                To  Business Owners
                                              performer’s act during which he would pass
                                              around a hat for the audience to show their           WHILE YOU WERE OUT
                                              appreciation by putting in money. If the             Customers were looking for you
                   By: Family Pastime Staff   performer had a “lucky break” he would get
Meaning: good luck, good fortune,             a lot of      money.
                                                            m                                 From  Family Pastime Magazine
stroke of good luck
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The most likely origin seems to come
                              o                                originate with the wishbone.
                                                               o
                                                              T tradition with a wishbone
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In pool or snooker, the game                                   that
                                                            is t two people grab the          Reaches your
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begins with the balls arranged
in a set position. The first player then
                                  r                            the
                                                         until t bone breaks each person
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                                                     person w gets the “long half” of
the skill in pool comes into play AFTER            the wishbone will have his or her wish
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                                              both parties get their wishes. So a lucky
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                                                                was beaming as
              continued from page 7                             I placed the box                               creatures. Apparently Bakugan was the
“leathery” taste) to the dough. Turns                           of baklava in front of him. The beam           latest “must have” toy in his age range.
out, more water really just makes it                            went out. “What’s this? He asked.              I slunk into the corner with a fork and a
more like phyllo SOUP than dough. This                          “What’s this?” I repeated. “Only               box full of the finest baklava in the land.
was not going as well as it did in my                           the finest baklava in all the land.”            As I demolished the baklava in a fit of
mind. No wonder all Greek restaurants                           “What’s baklava?” he asked. “What do           anxiety eating I considered how many
are called “The Mad Greek”. I had close                         you mean, ‘What’s baklava??????????’           of these little Bakugan creature things I
to $100 into my baklava experiment.                             That’s what you asked for.” “No I              could have bought for the $157.00 this
Plan B. I found a bakery in Asheville                           didn’t.” “Of course you did”, I said,          box of baklava ended up costing me. I
which sells baklava. I took the afternoon                       fear gripping me like a gorilla. “I            also started considering where I could cut
off and drove to Asheville. I returned                          asked you what you wanted for your             back so that I could save enough money to
with what was surely the finest baklava                          birthday and you said, BAKLAVA”.               buy a car in a few years. One place would
EVER! I was going to be a birthday hero.                        Silence. Followed by more silence and          be food; we would be eating A LOT of
I had set up his party for the following                        shocked looks on the other parent’s            homemade pasta over the next few years.
                                                                faces. Milo looked up at me with big           FPT
weekend in one of those family fun
centers. We were in the “little Jedi                            doe eyes (and not phyllo dough, I might
Knights” room. After spending a couple                          add) and said, “I asked for Bakugan,
of hours and another $75 in tokens it was                       Baa-coo-gone, Bakugan!”…….”Baku-
time for pizza, cake and presents. I had                        what?” I asked. All of the boys started
a huge smile on my face as in front of                          chanting, Bakugan, Bakugan, Bakugan!             Q: If April showers bring May
25 children and their parents I brought                         Then half of them started giving Milo               flowers, what do May flowers
forth the ONE gift my son had asked                             gifts that turned out to be some sort of            bring?
for. I made a huge production; my son                           small spheres that pop open into little           A: Pilgrims
14             www.familypastime.com                          Family Pastime Magazine                                          NOVEMBER 2010
                                Wood Heaters                                      generally in the 25–40%;             (kW) for each 10 m2 (108 square feet) of area needing


                                 And Efficiency
                                                                                  although according to the            to be heated. Always check the compliancy plate for
                                                                                  compliancy tag on mine,              efficiency ratings too. A slightly more efficient heater
                                                                                  which is a relatively new            may cost a few bucks more, but will save you a ton
                                                                 By Michael Bloch model, it’s 47%.                     of money (and wood) in the long run. Also check and

                                                                                        A
                                                                                                                       compare the compliancy label for emissions ratings.
                                 Heating your                                                pot belly stove           Wood burning tips
                                 home with                    generates convective and radiant heat and are a good      •   Make sure the wood is dry. Wood that is wet
                                wood                          choice for heating small areas; particularly where            requires additional energy to evaporate the water;
                            S
                                                              space is an issue.                                            that’s energy that could be used in generating
                                                              When I first installed my potbelly in a smallish
                               ometimes heating                                                                             heat. Wet wood also smokes, creating more
your home with wood can be more economical                                                                                  carbon dioxide and particulate emissions. Burning
and environmentally friendly than the alternatives;           area, the first night I was sweating even though the
                                                                                                                            wet wood can also create a build-up of creosote
particularly if you have easy access to wood supplies.        temperatures outside were below freezing. There
                                                                                                                            in your chimney and flue; impacting on its
While wood fires do generate carbon dioxide and
                                                              is a bit of a learning curve in using them to get the
                                                                                                                            performance and increasing the risk of flue fires.
                                                              right level of heat and particularly having them burn
particulate matter, other fossil fuels can                                          overnight. Pot bellies offer air
                                                                                                                        •   Your fire should only smoke for the first few
generate more greenhouse gases when                                                                                         minutes. If it continues to smoke but the wood
                                                                                    flow controls which help control
issues such as extraction and transportation                                                                                is dry, this means it’s not getting enough
                                                                                    the rate the wood burns.
                                                                                                                            oxygen, so open up the air controls a little.
are taken into account. Fossil fuels are also                                     Slow combustion                       •   Ensure the wood is burning well before turning
carbon sources that have been locked away                                         heaters.                                  down the air flow. This will help reduce emissions
for millions of years, whereas wood is part
of the current carbon cycle. Wood is also a                                       Slow combustion heaters are a         •   Wood ash isn’t waste. It can be used in many ways.
                                                                                                                       More wood saving tips
relatively easily renewable resource.                                             step up in efficiency - up to 70%.
Type of wood heating                                                              This is due to an airtight firebox,   E  nsuring your home is properly insulated (roof, walls,
T
                                                                                  additional airflow controls and air   and windows - either with double glazing or blackout
   here are many factors that will influence                                       inlets plus secondary combustion
efficiency and economy in comparison to                                                                                 curtains) will also greatly decrease the amount of wood
                                                                                  chambers to improve efficiency.       you’ll need, as will using a ceiling fan which will help
fossil fuel counterparts. Wood heaters with                                       They are the best option for
high efficiency scores use less wood to                                                                                 push the warm air (which rises) back down.
                                                                                  heating large areas and can be
generate the same amount of heat, therefore
also creating less emissions - if the heater is
                                                                                  fitted with a fan to help move heat   A wood heater draws cooler air into it, so give some
                                                                                  more evenly around the room.         thought as to placement. If you sit a chair directly
operated correctly.                                                               Wood pellet stoves                   between the wood heater and the cool air source, such as
Radiant vs convective
                                                                                  T                                    an open door, you’ll need to burn more wood to achieve
Radiant wood heaters create the majority
                                                                                     he wood pellets are usually       a similar level of warmth if it were correctly positioned.
of their heat (66%) from the flames and heat people and
                                                              made from sawdust waste from mills that has been         Sourcing wood
                                                              compacted. Wood pellet stoves are reported to be
objects directly rather than heating the air. A convection
heater heats and circulates warm air around a room.
                                                              incredibly efficient, offering combustion efficiencies     When buying firewood, ensure it’s come from a
                                                              of over 90%! Emissions are also said to be very low      sustainable source. If you’re fortunate enough to have
Open fireplace                                                in comparison to other forms of combustion heating.      a heavily wooded property, bear in mind also that
While an open fire is a joy to watch, fireplaces are            Wood pellets can also be burned in normal slow
                                                              combustion heaters and potbelly stoves, but without
                                                                                                                       even dead trees and wood lying around on the ground
                                                                                                                       provides habitat for insects and animals - try not to
generally very inefficient - only achieving around 5 -         such high levels of efficiency.                           totally clear areas. If you need to cut live trees as a wood
10% efficiency. The fireplace itself is quite expensive to      Selecting a wood heater                                  supply, replenish them.
construct and requires a lot of materials. Additionally, an
open fireplace only provides heat directly in front of the     A good wood heater for a large area can be quite         Be careful of using off cuts from mills - ensure that
fire. Much of the heat can be lost not only through the        an investment., so when choosing a wood heater, it’s     none of it is treated timber which may contain toxic
flue, but through the rear wall which is usually outside       best to consult an expert who can advise you based on    chemicals.
the home.
                                                                                                                       If you’re picking up wood from the roadside or
                                                              issues such as climate, room size etc.
An open fire’s efficiency can be greatly improved               In my case, installing a slow combustion heater          reserves, check first with local authorities. In some cases
(up to 35%) by the use of a fireplace insert which is a        in such a small area wouldn’t have been effective        it may be banned or you may require a permit.
hollow, metal structure built into fireplace, allowing
                                                                                                                       If you live near an industrial estate, there may be a
                                                              as at medium and high burn settings, I would have
for a greater degree of convection heating rather than        sweltered. At low burn settings, too many emissions
relying purely on radiant heat.                               would have been created, so the pot belly was the best   great free source of wood available in the form of old
Pot belly                                                     choice.                                                  pallets and shipping containers - ask around. FPT

Pot belly and similar wood heaters have an efficiency          As a general guideline, aim for 1 to 1.5 kilowatts                                  Courtesy of: www.greenlivingtips.com
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 DOUBLE
 Double                                                                   Find at least 23 differences in the two pictures (answers
                                                 TAKE are on the bottom...no peeking!!!)
                                                                                                                   HAPPY
                                                                                                               GI V THANKSING




                                                  color, Feather color, Hay stalk tie, Squirrel tail, Puffy shirt, Hat tilt
Banner, Tongue, Boy Belt, Turkey Turned around, Eye, Dog tag, Turkey head, Hat, Table skirt, Sleeve, Nose, Apron, Fingers, Waving arm, Dog bone, Pumpkin, Flower, Hat



                                                                        beard. The average length is about          the ground or climb shrubs and small trees to feed.
                                                                        nine inches                                       They prefer eating acorns, nuts and various
                                       WILD                             long. Each                                        trees. They are also known to eat a wide

                                     TURKEYS                            foot has four
                                                                        toes. When
                                                                                                                          variety of grasses.

                                                                                                                          In 1973 The National Wild Turkey
                                                                        males are
                                     The Wild           excited a fleshy flap on
                                                        the bill expands and this,
                                                                                                                          Federation was founded as a national nonprofit
                                                                                                                          conservation and education organization
                                      Turkey is                                                                           dedicated to conservation of the Wild Turkey.
                                      native to         the wattles and the bare
                                                        skin, the head and neck                                           Its headquarters are in Edgefield SC. At the
 North America; it is the largest of the game birds.                                                                      time NWTF was established there were only
 It is the same species as the domestic turkey,         all become engorged with
                                                        blood almost canceling the                                        1.3 million Wild Turkeys. Today there 7
 which was domesticated from the South Mexican                                                                            million Wild Turkeys throughout all of North
 subspecies of the Wild Turkey. Adult males are         eyes and bill.
                                                                                                                          America. FPT
 known as Toms or Gobblers and weigh between
 16 and 24 pounds. Females are known as Hens
                                                        Wild Turkeys have a
                                                        long, dark fan shaped tail
 and usually weigh 8 to 10 pounds. The largest
 Wild Turkey on record weighted 37 pounds
                                                        and glossy bronze wings. The male is substantially               Q: Which cat discovered
                                                        larger than the female and his feathers are red, purple,        America?
 A   dult Wild Turkeys have long reddish-yellow         green, copper bronze and gold iridescence. Female
                                                        feathers are duller overall, in shades of brown and
                                                                                                                       A: Christofurry Columbus
 to grayish green legs and a black body... Males
                                                        gray. Most Wild Turkeys have between 5,000 and
 have a large featherless, reddish head, red throat
                                                        6,000 feathers.                                                Q: Why did Johnny get such low
 and red wattles (flesh hanging from the throat
                                                                                                                          grades after Thanksgiving?
 and neck). The male Wild Turkey grows a cluster
 of long hair like feathers from the center of his
                                                        Wild Turkeys are agile fliers. They usually fly                  A: Because everything is marked
 chest. This cluster is known as the Turkey’s
                                                        close to the ground for about one quarter of a mile.            down after the holidays
                                                        Their ideal habitat is open woodland. They forage on
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                                                         MAGGOTS
                                                                                                      maggots have been used for
                                                                                                      years mainly as ice fishing bait;
                                                                                                      recently, however, anglers have
                                                                                                 By: started using them year round.
                                                           I.M. Yuchee                                While actually eating a maggot
                                                           festering and foul-smelling
                                                                                            may seem like a completely yucky thing
                                                           wounds. Maggots not only eat
                                                                                            to do, eating a clean maggot in theory
                                                           the rotten flesh, they also get
                                                                                            should not make you sick, however maggots
                                                 rid of harmful bacteria in the wound.
                                                                                            are often found in decomposing animal
Maggot is the common name of the larval       More than 200 hospitals in the U.S. and
                                                                                            carcasses so what they are sitting in could
phase of development in flies. Sometimes       Europe have prescribed maggots of the
                                                                                            and most likely would make you sick.
the word is used to denote the larval         Blowfly to treat patients with infections
                                                                                            A major problem also arises when maggots
stage of any insects. Flies lay their eggs    from injuries like pressure ulcers (“bed
                                                                                            turn into flies and start the life cycle
in rotting, moist material. The maggots       sores”), leg and foot ulcers, stab wounds,
                                                                                            over again. Within a few generations the
emerge from the eggs in warm weather          and post-surgical wounds that won‛t heal
                                                                                            number of maggots grows exponentially
within 20 hours, and they immediately
                          y            y      p
                                              properly.
                                                                                            and becomes a serious problem. Keeping
feed on, Maggots                              About 5,000 laboratory grown and
                                              Ab
                                                                                            garbage in a sealed container and using
eat fecal matter,                               m
                                                microorganism-free maggots are
                                                                                            a garbage disposal or freezing rotting
decaying food and                                delivered to hospitals across the U.S.
                                                                                            leftovers until waste collection day helps
flesh among other                                 every week. Using maggots is sometimes
                                                                                            prevent infestation. FPT
yummy things.                                    faster than other non-surgical methods
Maggots play an                               fo wound-healing, and is not as likely
                                              for
important role                           in   to injure healthy tissue. The larvae are
the food chain by decomposing rotting         placed in special
biomaterial and recycling usable nutrients
back into the earth. Flies lay up to 250
                                              bandages which
                                              hold the maggots
                                                                     SUPER SUDOKU Instructions: On page 2
eggs on a food source. and grow in, the       in after they are
material where the eggs were laid. Maggots    applied to a human
are 1/10 to ½ inch in length, and white in    wound.
color. When the maggots are full-grown        Maggots are the
they crawl to a dry, cool place near the      most popular bait
breeding material, and transform to the       for anglers in
pupal stage. Six or more generations of       Europe. Anglers
fly eggs may hatch in a single summer,         throw handfuls
resulting in a large number of flies.          into the “swim”
Maggots are useful in several ways. As        they are targeting,
decomposers, like bacteria and fungi,         attracting the fish
they help to break down rotting biomass       to the area. The
and return nutrients to the soil. The         angler will then
rotting flesh of dead animals, after other     use the largest or
scavengers are done, is quickly reduced to    “perceived” most
bone by the action of maggots.                attractive maggots
Maggots are also used occasionally in the     on the hook, hoping
field of medicine, as are leeches. Maggots     to be irresistible to
are used to eat dead tissue, helping to       the fish. Commercial
clean open wounds.                            maggot breeders
During the Civil War in the United States,    from the UK sell
and World War I, battlefield physicians        their maggots to
saw that soldiers‛ wounds that were           tackle dealers
infested with maggots tended to heal          throughout the E.U.
better than non-infested wounds. Soon         and North America.
‘maggot therapy‛ was being used to clean      In North America,
 NOVEMBER 2010 Family Pastime Magazine                                                            www.familypastime.com    17
                                                                        Q: What kind of bugs
Across
1. What we celebrate on the 4th Thursday in November.                  go oui-oui-buzz-buzz?
3. That thing that hangs off the turkey’s beak                           A: French flies
4. Although many people think they grow in water, this is not true.
5. How long the first Thanksgiving lasted                              Q: What kind of vegetable
10. A television tradition on Thanksgiving                            would you like tonight?
11. We watch it happen in the streets of NY                               A: Beets me
13. That fleshy red growth at the turkey’s neck
15. Pull me and hope for the big half                                 Q: How do you make gold
16. Some like them lumpy.                                             soup?
17. Once a contender for our national bird                                A: Just throw in
19. Where the Pilgrims landed
                                                                          fourteen carrots
22. After the feast you will be full of this instead of the bird.
23. Also found on an airplane
24. Famous Pilgrim ship

Down
2. A southern Thanksgiving feast would not be complete
          without this.
3. These are not yams
6. The sound a tom turkey makes
7. The Number 2 favorite main dish
8. The day after Thanksgiving.
9. These are not sweet potatoes
   12. Buddy Rich played with them and ate them.
   14. After that, everything else is .....
   18. Pie staple.
   20. Of all the vegetables this one hears the best.
   21. They came over on the Mayflower




     Q: What has feathers and webbed feet?
          A: A turkey wearing scuba gear

   Q: How can you send a turkey through the post
          office?
          A: Bird class mail

   Q: Why did the man invest in feathers?
          A: He heard the stock market was
          going down
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                             Oil And Water Don’t Mix, Liquids,
                              Viscosity And Miscibility
                                                                Food coloring
                                                        HOW TO:                                              The property of the liquids that is
                                                         1. Pour the syrup/honey into the middle of          responsible for the layering effect is
                 SUPPLIES:                                  the glass being careful not get syrup on         density. Can you guess what the relationship
       1/4 C water                                          the side of the glass. Fill the glass 1/6 of
                                                                                                             is between the density of a liquid and its
       1/4 C vegetable oil                                  the way.
                                                         2. Tip the glass slightly and pour an equal         position in the glass?
       Jar with lid
       Food coloring                                        amount of the dishwashing liquid slowly          Another property that keeps the
HOW TO:                                                     down the side of the glass. Does the             liquids separate is that some of them are
 1. Pour water into jar.                                    dishwashing liquid float on top of the            immiscible liquids, in other words they do
 2. Add a couple of drops of food coloring                  syrup or sink to the bottom?
                                                                                                             not mix with each other. As you proved
    close lid and shake to mix.                          3. In one of the mixing cups, add a few
                                                            drops of food coloring to the water and          in the first experiment, oil and water are
 3. Add the oil.
                                                            mix                                              immiscible liquids. On the other hand, water
 4. What do you see? Which layer is on top?
 5. Tightly cover the jar with the lid                   4. Pour the rubbing alcohol into the other          and rubbing alcohol are miscible and will mix
 6. Shake the jar so that the two liquids are               mixing cup add a few drops of a different
                                                                                                             with each other. Water and the dishwashing
    thoroughly mixed.                                       color food coloring and mix.
                                                                                                             liquid will also mix.
                                                         5. Be careful to add the next liquids VERY
 7. Set the jar down and watch what happens.
    Do oil and water mix?                                   SLOWLY. They are less viscous (i.e., not         Stir up the liquids in the glass and watch
                                                            as thick) and mix more easily than the           what happens to the layers. Have any of
“Miscibility” is the term used to describe                  previous liquids.                                the layers mixed (are they miscible in each
how well two substances mix. Oil and water               6. Tip the glass slightly and SLOWLY pour
                                                                                                             other)? Wait a few minutes and look again.
are said to be “immiscible,” because they do                the colored water down the side of the
                                                            glass                                            Have any of the other liquids separated?
not mix. The oil layer is on top of the water                                                                FPT
                                                         7. SLOWLY pour the vegetable oil
because of the difference in density of the two          8. SLOWLY pour the colored rubbing
                                                            alcohol.                                               Sudoku last month’s Really Hard answer
liquids. The density of a substance is the ratio
of its mass (weight) to its volume. The oil is           9. On a piece of paper, make a sketch of the
                                                            glass and its liquids, labeling the position
less dense than the water and so is on top.                 of each liquid in your glass.
The next experiment examines the                        Why do the liquids stay separated?
miscibility and density of several liquids.             Can you think of several ways that the
       Layered Liquids
                                                        liquids in the glass are different? Try to
SUPPLIES:
       1/4 C dark corn syrup or honey                   describe some properties that differ in
       1/4 C dishwashing liquid                         each of the liquids in the glass.
       1/4 C water                                      One property that is different in all
       1/4 C vegetable oil                              of the liquids is color. Another property
       1/4 C rubbing alcohol
                                                        unique to each liquid is thickness
       A tall 12 ounce glass or clear plastic cup
       Two other cups for mixing                        (viscosity).
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Thanksgiving Turkey In 8 Easy Steps                                                                                                     wing. Be sure to use a good, sharp knife.
                                                                                                                                        8.         Slice down vertically through the breast
                                                                                                                                        until you meet the original base cut. This will release
(NAPS)---To help the bird you serve get “gobbled up” this
                                                                            2 TBS. minced shallots                                      perfect, even slices.
holiday try these easy tips from “Flavors of America” TV
                                                                            3 lemons                                          “Two common mistakes people make after cooking their
host and cookbook author Chef Jim Coleman and Chef’s
Choice®. These experts have teamed up to take you
                                                                Mix all ingredients above, set aside stems. Pepper            turkey is not waiting long enough for the bird to rest after
                                                                                                                              it comes out of the oven, and improperly carving the turkey
through the process of serving up the perfect bird, including   to taste.                                                     by using a dull knife or the wrong technique. If you slice the
choosing, seasoning, cooking and carving the turkey.
                                                                 4. Wash turkey inside and out with cold water and            turkey too soon, most of the juices will run out and your meat
                                                                    pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey in roasting
Choosing The Turkey                                                 pan and lift up the skin starting near the neck, and
                                                                                                                              will be dry. And if you carve improperly or use a dull knife,
                                                                                                                              carving may be more difficult and your turkey could become
 1. When choosing your turkey, allow 1.5 pounds for each            rub mixture onto the meat under the skin. Squeeze         unappetizing,”
      guest. For eight guests, you’ll want at least a 12 lb.        juice of one lemon over turkey. Use remaining herb
      turkey. There will be ample leftovers.                                                                                  Coleman said.
                                                                    mixture to coat top of bird. Prick two lemons and
                                                                                                                              By following
 2. If you’re buying a frozen turkey, allow 24 hours                place them into cavity with the stems from sage,
      of thawing for every four-to-five pounds; a fresh              rosemary, and thyme.
      turkey should not sit more than 48 to 72 hours before      5. Preheat oven to 350˚. Cook until juice runs clear         these turkey
      preparation.                                                  when turkey is pierced at the base of leg. The turkey     carving
 • Hints: According to Coleman, there is no scientific               is done when the meat thermometer reads 180˚ in the       instructions, you
    evidence that bird gender makes a difference                    thickest part of the bird. After the turkey is cooked,    can have a turkey
    in quality or taste. Environment and feed,                      let it cool for 15 minutes. Cooling makes the meat        that looks as good
    however, can determine a taste difference.                      easier to slice.
 • Turkeys can be frozen up to 12 months. If                                                                                  as it tastes.
                                                                How to Carve A Turkey
    you have a frozen turkey from last year, it’s
    safe to cook for this year’s feast if it has
                                                                 6. Use a very sharp carving knife to carve the turkey.
                                                                    Sharp knives are safer and they will help you
                                                                                                                              For help finding
    remained frozen throughout the year.                                                                                      a sharpener that’s
                                                                    smoothly cut thin, even slices without shredding the      right for you, call
 3. Flavor your turkey with Coleman’s “holiday rub”                 meat. You don’t have to be an expert to put a razor-
      (recipe for 12 lb. turkey).                                                                                             (800) 342-3255
                                                                    sharp edge on your knife. A sharpener like Chef’s
Thanksgiving Recipe:                                                Choice Edge Select 120 can make sharpening easy.          or go to www.
The Holiday Rub                                                     The sharpener uses 100 percent diamond-coated             chefschoice.com.

                                                                                                                              Follow these
          2 TBS. chopped fresh thyme leaves (save                   disks and a revolutionary polishing stage to create
          stems)                                                    a professional knife edge in seconds. The precision
          2 TBS. chopped fresh rosemary (save                       guides eliminate guesswork, making predictable,           simple steps when
          stems)                                                    razor-sharp edges every time it’s used.                   carving a turkey.
          2 TBS. chopped fresh sage (save stems)                 7. Remove and set aside the legs and the last joint          FPT
                                                                    of each wing. Make a long, deep (to the bone),
          2 TBS. minced garlic
                                                                    horizontal “base cut” into the breast just above the
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