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A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1) »

19 Dec, 2023
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"I am one of those travelers who tend to identify places with what was eaten there! Perhaps by trying to develop a little more of the atmosphere of those old-fashioned Christmases at home that we want to re-live, we would do more to recapture them than depending on the elements of a menu to do so. What most of us want is the sense of a family together, sharing in the meaning and merriment both of the holiday season."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2) »

19 Dec, 2023
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Betty Sode, GUIDEPOST's chef of chefs in the 1970s, says "Try a real home-made Christmas – they’re still the best." Here's how!

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes

A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes »

17 Dec, 2023
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There is a sense of unease in the air as thoughts of World War Three come to mind. Tensions are rising, and the possibility of wartime destruction looms. I wish you a beautiful New Year with the blessings of lasting peace.

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year

A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year »

17 Dec, 2023
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"Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done. One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day. And as Christmastime turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972 »

6 Dec, 2023
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One of the most prolific vegetables is the squash, a.k.a. zucchini. Zucchini can be prepared into a variety of dishes: sauté, broiled, stuffed, scalloped, pancake, mousse, casserole. . .  Great for family meals as well as for parties. They can be served hot as vegetable or cold as dessert. Besides, zucchini are handsome enough in themselves to be used for decorative purposes.

A SECOND OPINION: Thanksgiving Thoughts

A SECOND OPINION: Thanksgiving Thoughts »

18 Nov, 2023
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May your Thanksgiving be blessed with food and fun, and may you remember those who live without.

A SECOND OPINION: No Rodeo and a Trip to the Sea

A SECOND OPINION: No Rodeo and a Trip to the Sea »

12 Sep, 2023
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I’ll be giving the Pendleton Round-up Rodeo and Wild West Parade a miss this year. Leaving the dry hills of Pendleton behind, I’ll be heading for Portland to have fun with all the family I have left for the first time in a long time. So if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks you’ll know why.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970 »

21 Aug, 2023
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La Chunga went through a period when the purity of her dance was seriously threatened by the criticisms of those who wanted her to be more “sophisticated”. Came the dance lessons, arrangements, costumes and make-up came. Each one marked the threat of a gradual transformation into a good but no longer “different” bailaora. . . Chunga has recently “re-appeared” at the newly inaugurated Café de Chinitas. For many who have seen her dancing there in the past two weeks, La Chunga seems to be bringing back to life the legend that once made her the hope of flamenco purists.

A SECOND OPINION: Wildfires Blaze in the Summer Heat

A SECOND OPINION: Wildfires Blaze in the Summer Heat »

9 Aug, 2023
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What does one do in a wildfire situation? Evacuation orders should be followed to be sure. A home can be replaced but not a life.

A SECOND OPINION: Green Agenda Hurting Economy

A SECOND OPINION: Green Agenda Hurting Economy »

9 Jun, 2023
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"We all want to be environmentalists and conservationists. We want to fight climate change before it is too late. But we also want to live in a thriving economy, with inexpensive groceries and utilities and the ability to move freely about the country we live in."