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From The Lecturer's Desk
From The Lecturer's Desk: My Favorite Food

By Marge Bernhardt, CT State Grange Lecturer

  January 17, 2018 --

HAPPY NEW YEAR… Wow! The years do fly y by. Remember back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s we thought the year 2000 was so far away. And now it’s already 2018. Let’s all strive to make this a good year for the Grange. Working together we can make it happen. Let’s put away our differences and work together for the good of the order. And, remember, if you need help in the Lecturer’s Department I am here for that reason.

All the Lecturers’ Contests will remain the same as last year. If you need a new copy of them please let me know and I will see that you get them. Do you like hash? If not, read the 2nd Place Winner in last years’ Essay Contest and you may change your mind.


By Jeff Barnes

Hash has always been my very favorite food. Thinking back now my mother wasn’t a very creative cook, but she made corned beef hash that we had often and never got tired of.

I remember how she would clamp the food grinder onto a step on the cellar stairs and grind canned corned beef and potatoes from our garden, adding onions so strong that she cried while turning the crank.

Mom fried, or really burned, her hash in a cast iron skillet, cooking the concoction until it was almost crispy. This, along with home-made pickled beets was the supper meal. I don’t remember ever having hash for breakfast because there was never any left over.

Now my wife makes hash as a special treat, but it’s me who does the grinding so now it’s my turn to cry. And there is still never any left over for breakfast.



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