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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Squash Soup

September 26, 2011
Squash Soup for a special Dinner
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 and 1/2 pounds of zucchini or yellow squash
1 large onion (Chopped)
6 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup chopped basil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
1 and 1/2  all purpose flour
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Sour Cream or plain yogurt to put on top (optional)
Heat oil in large saucepan or pot. Add squash and onion.  Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are cooked and squash is tender.  Then add stock. bring to boil, reduce the heat and cover .  Cook for 20 minutes then add basil and cook another five minutes.  Mix flour and butter into a paste then remove about a cup of soup stock and whik into the butter flour mixture until smooth.  Add back into the soup and stir until thickened.  Remove soup from the heat and pour into a blender and puree until smooth. Be very careful because it will be hot. If you do not have a blender or food processor you will have to mash up the soup the best you can with a potato masher. You could also mash it through a strainer if you don't have a blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour into bowls, squeeze lemon over the top and add a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt. If you don't have the sour cream or yogurt it is still good. I am sorry I do not know how many this serves. I always put the remainder in a jar and eat it the next day.  It is at least 7 to 8 cups. 

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