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June 5, 2019

So often our English language and the way we put words together can be confusing … and, yet, entertaining.

Give a little gander to these commonly used word phrases:

  • Act naturally;
  • Found missing;
  • Resident alien;
  • Advanced BASIC;
  • Genuine imitation;
  • Airline food;
  • Good grief;
  • Same difference;
  • Almost exactly;
  • Government organization;
  • Sanitary landfill;
  • Alone together;
  • Legally drunk;
  • Silent scream;
  • Living dead;
  • Small crowd;
  • Business ethics;
  • Soft rock;
  • Butt head;
  • New classic;
  • Sweet sorrow;
  • Childproof;
  • Synthetic natural gas;
  • Passive aggression;
  • Taped live;
  • Clearly misunderstood;
  • Peace force;
  • Temporary tax increase;
  • Plastic glasses;
  • Terribly pleased;
  • Political science;
  • Tight slacks;
  • Definite maybe;
  • Pretty ugly;
  • Twelve-ounce pound cake;
  • Diet ice cream;
  • Working vacation;
  • Exact estimate; and
  • Microsoft Works

Interesting, aren’t they? Some of those gave me a real chuckle, so I had to share them!

Summer is upon us and I came across this Lemonade recipe that really looks delicious. Another something that I thought needed sharing.

The lady who sent the recipe in, wrote, “My sister and I spent a week every summer with our Aunt Frances, who always had this thirst – quenching lemonade in a stoneware crock in the refrigerator. It makes a refreshing drink on a hot day.”

  • 5 lemons
  • 5 limes
  • 5 oranges
  • 3 qt. water
  • 1.5 cups sugar

Squeeze the juice from 4 of the lemons, limes, and oranges; pour into a gallon container. Thinly slice the remaining fruit and set aside for garnish. Add water and sugar to the juice; mix well. Store in the refrigerator. Serve over ice with fruit slices.

Summer food is fun food. And don’t forget the Guymon Farmer’s Market will be starting up on the first Saturday morning in July and run every Saturday in July, August, and September. Fresh vine ripened veggies will be for sale. There will also be fresh herbs and some fresh baked goods. It’s a great time. The markets open at 8 am and is done when the vendors sell out.

If you would like to sell your garden produce or home – made items, give me a call at 580-338-6246 or come by the office to get your packet with the market rules. We are lucky to have Linda Hill Crop Insurance as a sponsor for the market, paying the permit cost and all!

Hope to see you at Shop and Dine downtown!

See you on the bricks.