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green breadMaybe this has happened to you:  adorable children in your neighborhood knock on your door with a zip lock bag full of a yellowish, gloppy substance.  They tell you it’s a starter for Amish Friendship Bread, and it works like a chain — they are baking their bread today from a starter someone gave to them ten days before.  And in ten days time, you will bake your own bread, setting aside some of your starter to give to others.  And so on.

I’d never tried this before, but it somehow reminded me of the “pretty panties” chain letter I did when I was too young to have heard of a pyramid scheme.   I sent a brand new pair of underwear in a specified Read the rest of this entry »

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