Author Archives: Valerie McCullough

AN ELIXIR LIKE 5 HOUR ENERGY–I THINK

Dear Readers: This is the 7th episode of the series: HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN. If you are new to this series, you may want to start with Chapter One–IF THEY’D HAD HAMBURGER HELPER BACK THEN. … Continue reading

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COURAGE ON THE FRONT STEPS OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

As Shirley and I journeyed back and forth to school, I realized Shirley had the confidence I lacked. At some level I hoped her courage would rub off on me. Shirley planted her roots of courage early in life. As … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE 1960’S

Dear Readers: This is the 5th episode of the series: HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN. If you are new to this series, you may want to start with Chapter One–IF THEY’D HAD HAMBURGER HELPER BACK THEN … Continue reading

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WANTING TO PAY IT FORWARD

Dear Readers: This is the 4th Episode in the series HELP! I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN. If you are new to this series, you may want to start at the 1st episode. ********************************************************************************** One Wednesday night in … Continue reading

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SO MUCH GOODNESS OUT THERE

Dear Readers: This is the 3rd “Chapter” in the series “HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN.  If you’d like to read this series from the beginning, please start with the January 2015 entry.  Thanks for reading. ****************************************************************************** … Continue reading

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A TOTAL OF TEN KIDS

Dear Readers: This article is the third in a series called “HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!” You may want to read the initial columns for background. Thanks for reading. ********************************************** In my last column, I wrote … Continue reading

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BEYOND HAMBURGER HELPER

Dear Readers: This article is the second in a series called “HELP, I WANT TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!” You may want to read this initial column for background to this new series of articles. Thanks for reading. ******************************************************************************************* … Continue reading

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HELP, I NEED TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!

Note: This is a recollection that comes to mind on cold, cloudy January days. I’ll be devoting a number of columns to this journey which was new territory for me. Please join me on this journey. If they’d had Hamburger … Continue reading

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A BOLONGA SANDWICH ON THANKSGIVING

We had a lot to be thankful for on our first Thanksgiving in Loveland 50 years ago. We had each other, three young daughters—Claire, Sharon, and Eileen—and Bill’s job at HP. Our youngest daughter, Kathy, was a mere twinkle in … Continue reading

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WAVE GOODBYE TO THE HANDSHAKE

Wave goodbye to the handshake. The handshake is history. It’s tough to say goodbye to this common form of greeting—a greeting that conveys warmth and welcome in our culture. We love the genuineness of a handshake. More than just a … Continue reading

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