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Rhubarb raspberry pie, a writer’s 44-year-old tradition

Rhubarb blasts the first note of the growing season. We startle to attention. In my mom’s garden, each summer for 44 years, we’ve harvested the same bittersweet plant. In her kitchen, we’ve baked the same bittersweet pie. This time I added berries and switched to a butter crust. I’m listening to rhubarb, and minding the command to grow.

Cute poodle-chihuahua mix awaits loving family

Ginger is a 5-year-old poodle-chihuahua mix, but her personality doesn’t reveal it. She’s cute, laid-back, gets along well with other animals and is ready for adoption. Ginger awaits a new loving family at PAWS of Grays Harbor, 800 W First St. in Aberdeen. If interested in adopting call (360)533-1141, visit the PAWS Facebook page or stop by on Wednesday’s between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. or Saturday’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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