Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kiva Oven



Today's picture shows one of the outdoor Kiva Ovens New Mexico is famous for. These adobe ovens are used to cook bread and other foods. You often see little old ladies selling their bread made in these ovens on the side of the road. I have had it, and the bread is delicious. 

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  1. It looks like a giant bee hive.

    Check out the heels that lady is wearing! My Grandmother always wore heels because she was so short. I avoid them because I'm tall and they make my feet hurt.

    I'm sure the bread was delicious. Now I'm hungry for some!

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  2. My grandmother also wore heels every day - corset, rolled stockings, the whole works. Of course, if someone came by, all she had to do was take off her apron and she was "presentable".

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    1. What passes for presentable today is a far cry from your grandmoms days, thats for sure. If we were going somewhere my Mom used to tell me to make myself presentable and you knew exactly what that meant. Am I right? Button down shirt, nice pants and shoes, not sneakers. You don't hear the word "presentable" much these days.

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    2. Exactly! Why do people wear jeans and t shirts to funerals, weddings and church? No respect!

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    3. and pajamas pants to Wal-Mart and the mall? Even to a program at the middle school! Is this everywhere? or just in rural Iowa?

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  3. If you ever do a "homesteading in the desert" week, I have photos of my g.g. grandmother who went out to help "keep" for her two bachelor sons. They put her up in a tent and another tent for cooking and clean up and she mananged to wash and starch her white shirts, aprons and bonnets. What discipline and determination!

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