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Friday, October 24, 2014

Venezuela

My first Thanksgiving away from home

Columnist Joanne Wilkinson writes about her first Thanksgiving away from the U.S. while she was Venezuela to teach fourth grade students. (November 28, 2013, Page 2B)

The lonely cookbook

When I left home at the age of 23 to go to Caracas, Venezuela, I took two large cardboard boxes with me containing school supplies (as I was going to teach fourth grade), linens, a few books and some clothes. I also took my grandmother’s 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook.

My roommate and I ate out most of the time, but when we did decide to stay home we each had our cooking strengths. She could make chili and I could make popcorn and chocolate chip cookies. We lived together for three years and never made a proper meal — and my cookbook was never opened. (October 22, 2010, Page 2B)

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