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Road Trip for ‘Green Rice’

Even before President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Highway Act that created the interstate system in 1956, Americans ventured out on road trips. In the early 1950s, they piled into the Mercury Monterey (nicknamed “the bathtub”), the Lincoln Cosmopolitan, and the … Continue reading

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Finders, Keepers: Rescuing a Discarded Recipe Book

When I found a red, three-ring notebook of someone’s favorite recipes in the magazine swap bin at my local library, I knew I had to bring it home. I would value a stranger’s carefully clipped and pasted recipes that no … Continue reading

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‘Bullet’ Joe and Big Boy

Back in the days of leather football helmets (not mandatory) and canvas-and-leather shoulder pads, my grandfather captained  his football team at Washington & Lee University to a Southern Championship in 1919. Nicknamed “Bullet Joe” because of his running speed, he … Continue reading

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