Archive / November, 2012

View from Grandma’s Kitchen

Thanksgiving’s Fantastic Family Treat

[Harry M. Covert: The tune, Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go …raced through my mind this week. My grandma’s house was across the street and the wonderful aromas of homemade rolls and biscuits, cakes and pies and other dinner ecstasies always flowed. I remember them joyfully to this day. With all of this, a childhood friend we knew as Dimples, high school chum and longtime reader of The Covert Letter, sent in her Grandmother Ruth’s Thanksgiving recipe.]

By Sepi Prichard 

Been reading The Covert Letter and, as always, not bad.… Read More

Gloom, Despair and Agony….

By Norman M. Covert

One can only look back on the crazy events of last week and recall the wisdom offered by Kornfield Kounty sages Archie Campbell, Gordie Tapp and Grandpa Jones in the 1970s television show “Hee Haw”:

“Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me [Ohh!];

               “Deep Dark Depression, Excessive Misery [Howl!].

          “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all [Baaah!];

               “Gloom, despair, and agony on me [Ooooh!].”

It may be time for the GOP faithful to head for the hills; kick off their shoes; chuck on some wood and stoke the fire under the boilin’ pot; mix a batch of corn slurry, sugar and other magic ingredients; and wait for the “White Lightnin’” to bubble from the copper coil.… Read More