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  1. #1
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default The 15th Annual Schaller Ribbon Report

    Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*

    One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    about it are correct.*

    Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*

    First Place
    Bread & Butter Pickles
    Watermelon Pickles

    Second Place
    Raspberry Jelly
    Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    at.)
    Corn Relish

    Third Place
    Nectarine Jam
    Apricot Butter (Boo!* Hiss-s-s!* This rocks!)

    Fourth Place
    Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)

    Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    Wild Blueberry Jam

    Bupkes!
    Blackberry Jelly
    Mint Jelly (boo!* hiss-s-s-s!)
    Cherry Jelly
    Apricot Jam* (bummer!)
    Black Raspberry Jam
    Blackberry Jam
    Cherry Jam
    Raspberry Jam
    Strawberry Jam (boo!!!* hiss-s-s-s!!)
    Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor

    Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities.* Forty-five
    percent.* I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    And check this, too:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

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    Blame the judges for your luck.

    Andy

  3. #3
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:11:43 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    >Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*
    >
    >One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    >ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    >cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    >ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    >about it are correct.*
    >
    >Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*


    Congrats!!!!

    Lou

  4. #4
    Gloria P Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots. Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.


    Well, darn. All that work and steamed-up kitchen and you didn't win 'em
    all?


    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.
    >


    Darn straight. Just because they didn't all win blues doesn't mean they
    weren't First Class Wonderful!

    My head hurts at the thought of making 20 batches of preserves and
    canned goods, and I know you did many more.

    You're a winner in my book, Champ.

    gloria p

  5. #5
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:11:43 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    >Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*
    >
    >One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    >ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    >cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    >ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    >about it are correct.*
    >
    >Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*
    >
    >First Place
    >Bread & Butter Pickles
    >Watermelon Pickles
    >
    >Second Place
    >Raspberry Jelly
    >Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    >at.)
    >Corn Relish
    >
    >Third Place
    >Nectarine Jam
    >Apricot Butter (Boo!* Hiss-s-s!* This rocks!)
    >
    >Fourth Place
    >Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    >Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    >Wild Blueberry Jam
    >
    >Bupkes!
    >Blackberry Jelly
    >Mint Jelly (boo!* hiss-s-s-s!)
    >Cherry Jelly
    >Apricot Jam* (bummer!)
    >Black Raspberry Jam
    >Blackberry Jam
    >Cherry Jam
    >Raspberry Jam
    >Strawberry Jam (boo!!!* hiss-s-s-s!!)
    >Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    >Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    >Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities.* Forty-five
    >percent.* I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.


    Well done, lady! Well done, indeed! May I inquire as to your
    watermellon pickle recipe? I made a batch using the JoC recipe this
    summer that I liked a lot, even though I'm no big fan of sweet
    pickles. These were sweet enough to taste good on ice cream. I know
    this because I tried it.

    No I'm not...
    --

    modom

  6. #6
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:11:43 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    >Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*
    >
    >One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    >ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    >cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    >ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    >about it are correct.*
    >
    >Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*
    >
    >First Place
    >Bread & Butter Pickles
    >Watermelon Pickles


    You remain now and forever more, Queen.

    boron

  7. #7
    Felice Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots. Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.
    >
    > Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:
    >
    > First Place
    > Bread & Butter Pickles
    > Watermelon Pickles


    > Second Place
    > Raspberry Jelly
    > Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    > at.)
    > Corn Relish
    >
    > Third Place
    > Nectarine Jam
    > Apricot Butter (Boo! Hiss-s-s! This rocks!)
    >
    > Fourth Place
    > Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    > Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    > Wild Blueberry Jam


    <ignore the non-winners>

    Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.


    Damn right you can hold your head up, lady! Do you think for one
    pectin-pickin' minute that any of us could have done as well?

    Fleece



  8. #8
    Pete C. Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >
    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots. Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.
    >
    > Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:
    >
    > First Place
    > Bread & Butter Pickles
    > Watermelon Pickles
    >
    > Second Place
    > Raspberry Jelly
    > Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    > at.)
    > Corn Relish
    >
    > Third Place
    > Nectarine Jam
    > Apricot Butter (Boo! Hiss-s-s! This rocks!)
    >
    > Fourth Place
    > Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    > Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    > Wild Blueberry Jam
    >
    > Bupkes!
    > Blackberry Jelly
    > Mint Jelly (boo! hiss-s-s-s!)
    > Cherry Jelly
    > Apricot Jam (bummer!)
    > Black Raspberry Jam
    > Blackberry Jam
    > Cherry Jam
    > Raspberry Jam
    > Strawberry Jam (boo!!! hiss-s-s-s!!)
    > Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    > Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.
    >
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    > And check this, too:
    > http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1


    Impressive.

  9. #9
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.*
    >
    > Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*
    >
    > First Place
    > Bread & Butter Pickles
    > Watermelon Pickles
    >
    > Second Place
    > Raspberry Jelly
    > Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    > at.)
    > Corn Relish
    >
    > Third Place
    > Nectarine Jam
    > Apricot Butter (Boo!* Hiss-s-s!* This rocks!)
    >
    > Fourth Place
    > Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    > Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    > Wild Blueberry Jam
    >
    > Bupkes!
    > Blackberry Jelly
    > Mint Jelly (boo!* hiss-s-s-s!)
    > Cherry Jelly
    > Apricot Jam* (bummer!)
    > Black Raspberry Jam
    > Blackberry Jam
    > Cherry Jam
    > Raspberry Jam
    > Strawberry Jam (boo!!!* hiss-s-s-s!!)
    > Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    > Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities.* Forty-five
    > percent.* I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.


    Yes you can and congratulations! :-)
    I still awarded you Blue ribbons only here on ALL the jam. <g>

    It's fixin' to go into Christmas baskets, some for my Chiropractors
    office. Probably with some boxes of Melba toast in your honor. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    [email protected]
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  10. #10
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Gloria P <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.
    > >

    >
    > Darn straight. Just because they didn't all win blues doesn't mean they
    > weren't First Class Wonderful!


    The Strawberry Jam and the Apricot Butter are fabulous.
    >
    > My head hurts at the thought of making 20 batches of preserves and
    > canned goods, and I know you did many more.


    Like 40?

    >
    > You're a winner in my book, Champ.


    Thanks.

    > gloria p



    It's a fun time. An exhausting time. I have to go again tomorrow --
    late afternoon tv thing. The crowds will be gruesome and the three of
    us are plotting our assault on the fairgrounds. :-) Rob's gotta get
    his Pronto Pup and Tom Thumb Mini-donuts fix.
    (BTW, there've been a couple times in the last 28 years that my %age has
    been less than 45%. :-)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    And check this, too:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1

  11. #11
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: The 15th Annual Schaller Ribbon Report

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:11:43 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > >Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*

    >
    > Congrats!!!!
    >
    > Lou


    Want some pickles, Little Boy? Guess I'll have to make another batch. .
    .. .


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    And check this, too:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1

  12. #12
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: The 15th Annual Schaller Ribbon Report

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "modom (palindrome guy)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well done, lady! Well done, indeed! May I inquire as to your
    > watermellon pickle recipe? I made a batch using the JoC recipe this
    > summer that I liked a lot, even though I'm no big fan of sweet
    > pickles. These were sweet enough to taste good on ice cream. I know
    > this because I tried it.
    >
    > No I'm not...


    Thanks, Michael. (No, you're not what?)
    <http://web.me.com/barbschaller/Hangi...ed_Lady/Yes,_I
    _Can%21/Entries/2009/6/14_Watermelon_Rind_Pickles.html>

    Try to find a melon with a thick rind.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    And check this, too:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1

  13. #13
    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:01:39 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > "modom (palindrome guy)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Well done, lady! Well done, indeed! May I inquire as to your
    >> watermellon pickle recipe? I made a batch using the JoC recipe this
    >> summer that I liked a lot, even though I'm no big fan of sweet
    >> pickles. These were sweet enough to taste good on ice cream. I know
    >> this because I tried it.
    >>
    >> No I'm not...

    >
    >Thanks, Michael. (No, you're not what?)
    ><http://web.me.com/barbschaller/Hangi...ed_Lady/Yes,_I
    >_Can%21/Entries/2009/6/14_Watermelon_Rind_Pickles.html>
    >
    >Try to find a melon with a thick rind.


    The URL wrapped, and I couldn't get it to work right when I cut and
    pasted. Oops! It just worked.

    No I'm not pregnant. (Pickles and ice cream)
    --

    modom

  14. #14
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots. Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.
    >
    > Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:
    >
    > First Place
    > Bread & Butter Pickles
    > Watermelon Pickles
    >
    > Second Place
    > Raspberry Jelly
    > Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    > at.)
    > Corn Relish
    >
    > Third Place
    > Nectarine Jam
    > Apricot Butter (Boo! Hiss-s-s! This rocks!)
    >
    > Fourth Place
    > Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    > Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    > Wild Blueberry Jam
    >
    > Bupkes!
    > Blackberry Jelly
    > Mint Jelly (boo! hiss-s-s-s!)
    > Cherry Jelly
    > Apricot Jam (bummer!)
    > Black Raspberry Jam
    > Blackberry Jam
    > Cherry Jam
    > Raspberry Jam
    > Strawberry Jam (boo!!! hiss-s-s-s!!)
    > Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    > Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.
    >

    Mazel Tov, Barb. You did well. I'm proud to know ya.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  15. #15
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > Bupkes!
    > Blackberry Jelly
    > Mint Jelly (boo! hiss-s-s-s!)
    > Cherry Jelly
    > Apricot Jam (bummer!)
    > Black Raspberry Jam
    > Blackberry Jam
    > Cherry Jam
    > Raspberry Jam
    > Strawberry Jam (boo!!! hiss-s-s-s!!)
    > Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    > Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.


    Even the Bupkes sound good. Congrats on a very good showing. Send me the
    rejects for further testing.
    Ed



  16. #16
    The Ranger Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.
    >
    > One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    > ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    > cleaning up in the lots. Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    > ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    > about it are correct.
    >
    > Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:
    >
    > First Place
    > Bread & Butter Pickles
    > Watermelon Pickles
    >
    > Second Place
    > Raspberry Jelly
    > Spiced Tomato Jam (Second place out of 56 entries is nothing to sneeze
    > at.)
    > Corn Relish
    >
    > Third Place
    > Nectarine Jam
    > Apricot Butter (Boo! Hiss-s-s! This rocks!)
    >
    > Fourth Place
    > Dill Pickle with Balsamic and White Vinegar (A Gedney-sponsored lot)
    >
    > Fifth Place (no ribbon awarded)
    > Wild Blueberry Jam
    >
    > Bupkes!
    > Blackberry Jelly
    > Mint Jelly (boo! hiss-s-s-s!)
    > Cherry Jelly
    > Apricot Jam (bummer!)
    > Black Raspberry Jam
    > Blackberry Jam
    > Cherry Jam
    > Raspberry Jam
    > Strawberry Jam (boo!!! hiss-s-s-s!!)
    > Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks
    > Hot Dill Cucumber Pickle with Southwest Flavor
    >
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five
    > percent. I think as a bona fide ribbon slut I can still hold my head up.


    W00T! /Arsenio wave

    Conga Rats there m'Queen! Holy crow! Nine ain't nothin' t' sneeze at!

    The watermelon pickles sound interesting. I'll be visiting your site
    realsoonnow!

    The Ranger



  17. #17
    me Guest

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    Melba's not whorin' anymore wrote:
    > Okay, thatšs 9 ribbons or placings out of 20 possibilities. Forty-five percent.


    Guess you are getting too old and ugly to throw yourself on the judging
    casting couch spread-eagled any more.

  18. #18
    Giusi Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'"

    > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no >
    > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.



    Congrats, and don't be a piglet!



  19. #19
    The Cook Guest

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    On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:11:43 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be!* <grin>* Therešll be no
    >Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.*
    >
    >One thing I thought of interest: as I was doing a quick scan of the
    >ribbon winners, there didnšt seem to be any one or two folks who were
    >cleaning up in the lots.* Seems like there is wide distribution of the
    >ribbons; Išll have to study the data further to see if my first thoughts
    >about it are correct.*
    >
    >Here are the results for my 20 canning entries:*

    (snip)

    Congratulations.

    Sounds like they got some new judges. Last year at the Dixie Classic
    Fair some of us did not do as well as before. The woman in charge
    said that they had new judges and more entries and entrants than they
    had had in a long time.

    I am skipping this year. Both the garden and I were not up to par.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  20. #20
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Melba's Jammin'"
    >
    > > Well, a fine case of jars this turned out to be! <grin> Therešll be no >
    > > Olympic-style medallion around my neck this year.

    >
    >
    > Congrats, and don't be a piglet!


    I'm a good 100# past a piglet. Too late.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Yes, I Can! blog - check it out
    And check this, too:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=8279841&page=1

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