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“Recipes” from Pine Mountain Preschool, children ages 3-4 years old, on “How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey!,” collected by teacher Karen Slattery:

Lily Karim, 4 years old: “Catch the turkey with your hands and take his feathers out. Cherry sauce goes on top. Put it on the stove and cook for 4 minutes.”

Stefan Melko, 4 years old: “Put bacon, oil and salt on top of the turkey. Stuff mashed potatoes inside and some gravy, too. Turn oven to 39 and cook for 36 minutes.”



Lindsay Strawser, 3 3/4 years old: “Put pepper on top (but only for the grownups), and cheese and ice cream for the kids. Pop it in the oven for 3 minutes.”

Danny Haddon, 4 years old: “Put sugar on top and stuff rice inside. Put it on the stove and turn it to ‘hot.’ Cook for 7 hours.”




Bowen Schibig-Kyle, 3 years old: “Put some grated cheese on the turkey. Sprinkle some birthday sprinkles on top, usually blue and pink. Put it in the oven to warm for 36, 70 and 8 minutes.”

Luke Beilstein, 3 years old: “Put salt on top and salt inside and salt on the bottom. Put it in a pan on top of the oven and cook 2 minutes. Then we eat it!”

Leo Zlimen, 3 years old: “Put sauce, pickles and broccoli on the turkey. Cook on the stove for 3 minutes – that’s all!”

Genevieve Melko, 4 years old: “Buy the turkey at SPD and it’s already cooked. Then people come over to eat!”

Karen Slattery

Grass Valley

Be sensible about downloading music

When you hear on the news about record companies losing $1 million a year because people are downloading (copying) music on an E.PROM recorder, and then onto a blank tape or compact disc, my question is why do record companies put their albums on the Internet to begin with?

Before the Internet there was no music on computer, only the radio.

In my opinion, what record companies are doing is like leaving your house unlocked or leaving the keys in the car. When people record off the radio, they only record one cut from that certain record or compact disc, not the whole album.

Recording devices go back to the invention of the talking machine invented by Thomas Alva Edison where you could talk into it and play it back. The 1940s introduced a turntable that could put audio signals through a cutting needle, cut grooves in a blank disc, and the other tone arm would be used for playback.

Other recording devices in audio were the reel-to-reel wire recorders, tape recorders, four-track cartridge, eight-track cartridge, audio cassette recorders, video reel-to-reel, Betamax, and video cassette recorders which allow people to record a move they desire as long as they don’t duplicate copies and sell it for profit.

In my opinion, the only recordings that should be on the Internet to download are records that are no longer available in stores or catalogues, such as “Boppin the Sack,” (the Lane Brothers), and also out of print movies such as “Rock Around The Clock,” “Three’s Company,” etc. These records should only be downloaded because they are out of print.

Paul Andrew Pease

Grass Valley


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