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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Bacon, Parenting, Wise Sayin's of Grandma, Grandpa Wisdom"

Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

I'm a hope'n this column finds ya in good spirits with much ta be thankful for.

Lookn' as if West Central High School is a graduatin' their 10th high school graduatin' class since they consolidated the Union North to the Southern South. Best Wishes!

And of course we've been a read'n how it's also the 150th year of the North and the South give'n up their Civil War fight'n and reunite'n as the United States after four years of the worse blood shed in American history.

I'm a hope'n the graduates and all us old folk remember how useless fightin' is amongst ourselves. It's mainly a whole lot of bloodshed between people we are suppose to show brotherly love to.

Although we seem miles apart in our way of think'n at times, because no one listens to the other one, or because we just don't like anyone who thinks different than us, a far better option than start'n a war or fight'n is to sit down and talk things over. If'n your morals won't let you compromise, don't hate the person who won't agree with ya, but hate the act that you find so against your character.

It's good to see the North and the South as brothers and sisters, whether in our united school or in our United States.

Too many people are too quick to fight, yell, sue, rather than find solutions thru peaceful measures. Good verses to remember is from the Bible in Proverbs 15:1-2, and 18:

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

"The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.:"

"A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel."


Ever morn'n the Mrs. fixes me fer breakfast one egg and three slices of bacon. At one time it would of been thought the egg/bacon breakfast was not a good idea. But times has changed, as they always seem to.

I reckon when you think of bacon ya probably don't think of it as a be'n a healthy snack. Surprisingly, bacon is not all bad in spite of its fair share of fat, sodium, and cholesterol.

Bacon in moderation has protein in every slab, which is very valuable in maintain'n energy levels. It has a minimum of fat build'n carbohydrates.

The properties of bacon help balance the blood and as a regular part of your diet lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It helps ta prevent and/or alleviate the effects of diabetes, as well as heart disease and strokes.

Bacon has a great deal of choline in it, which helps ta increase your intelligence and memory. University studies have shown choline helps fight off the dibilitat'n effects of Alzheimers and other chronic mental impairments.

It is best if'n ya don't burn, charr, or overcook your bacon. The harmful nitrates you want ta skip are mostly an issue when your bacon is too crunchy. Ya can avoid nitrates and nitrites by cook'n bacon in a microwave.

Well, I know this all has ta be true because it is information I found in a package of bacon!


Did you ever think what the job of parent'n is? Food fer thought - parents can and must: train, shape, mold, correct, guide, punish, reward, instruct, warn, teach and love their kids dure'n the formative years.

Wise Say'ns

of Grandma

With Mother's Day just last weekend, maybe it's a good time ta visit wise sayings ya grandma may have told ya:

There ya has it then fer this column. Don't ya just love grandpa's and grandma's!

Hope'n ta see youn's in church this week. Plan fer a good week and you increase your chances of it turn'n out so! Where ever ya is, what ever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!" (That quote is from our 16th President Abraham Lincoln)

Keep on Smile'n

Catch ya later

Barnyard Bruke