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Baggies Full of Peppered Ice...


Is It Time For Mardi Gras?
by Karen Helgesen

IF HAVING A SOUL MEANS BEING ABLE TO FEEL LOVE AND LOYALTY AND GRATITUDE, THEN ANIMALS ARE BETTER THAN A LOT OF HUMANS"
JAMES HERRIOT

Her heart is broken. And, just like any other mother in the world, I want to kiss it and make it all go away. When Kelly was a little girl she could carry on, for days, about the tinniest ‘Boo Boo’. I finally gave in to her cries of pain and told her I had a Special Secret Recipe for such grievous injuries. A secret shared only with those who were in unrelenting pain. The Secret Recipe? A ziplock baggie of ice cubes with pepper sprinkled on top. It always worked. I recall hearing great sighs of relief after she plopped her ‘Special Boo Boo Recipe’ baggie on the hemorrhaging an…