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Labor Day weekend delivered some fine weather — the kind that makes a person glad to be alive.

I was happy last week at the possibility of a rainy Saturday.

Honestly, I have no business ever complaining about the weather.

In my fantasy world of self-reliance, I would become an expert preserver.

Maybe gardening isn’t such a horrible pastime after all, you think.

I hauled out the Squeezo Strainer and processed seven quarts of tomato juice.

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