COMPILED BY ELIZABETH APPLEBAUWI
Food For Thought
Can you go wrong with these brownies?
They're chocolate and they're organic
("Nothing artificial added!" and "Made
With Organic Grains and Cocoa Pow-
der!" the package promises) and they're
This week, staff at The Jewish News
graciously extended themselves to taste
a new dish. All but one person found the
brownies quite edible.
Can you imagine what it was like
for Jews, throughout the gener-
ations, to be forced from their
homes and exiled?
Because of anti-Semitism,
Jews have had to go from one
place to another, seeking a place
where they would not be hated.
Can you imagine how you would
feel if this happened to you?
How do you think you would
then feel about your homeland?
If you could leave with only what
you could carry on your back,
what would you take? What do
you think would happen to what
you left behind? If, after many
years, things changed where
once you lived, would you be
willing to go back?
Arrowhead Mills Brownies
(from mix) — certified Circle K
• "The texture is good, but not a lot of
chocolate flavor. I expect more richness
from a brownie. Disappointing." — Edi-
torial Assistant Seymour Manello
Editor's note: Beginning this week,
Family Fun will run a bimonthly col-
umn called "Good, Old-Fashioned
News." It will feature bits of wisdom
and insight from years past.
perked up and declared them fabulous.
• "I can't believe they're fat free! I've nev-
er had a fat-free brownie that tastes so
good. And they're from a box, too." — Staff
Writer Jennifer Finer
• "I taste Passover in these," said Staff
Writer Julie Edgar. Yet upon learning • "Excellent." — Staff Writer Ruth
the brownies are fat free and natural, she Littmann
Up, Up And Away
Can you imagine what fun it would be to
find a secret message inside a balloon?
So why not make this happen for some-
one else? Write a handful of fun messages
on tiny pieces of paper, insert them into bal-
loons, fill the balloons with helium (to guar-
antee they'll fly away) and send them oil
You can make up your own messages,
or copy poems or quotes to send inside the
In the July 1910 issue of The Moth-
er's Magazine (a monthly publication
based in Elgin, Ill., and no longer in
existence), reader "Mrs. S.J.S." ex-
pressed concern that few young peo-
ple knew anything about geography
and were not patriotic enough. She of-
fered this remedy:
"It was always one of my mother's
fads to bring out the atlas when a new
place was brought to our attention and
locate it, not simply by itself, but by
finding what other places of interest
that were near — towns, rivers, moun-
tains, lakes or seashore. Then she
would nearly always have something
to tell about the place, a bit of inter-
esting history, or a legend, mention-
ing perhaps names of noted people
who had lived there, perhaps the
name of a friend. At other times she
would say, 'That's where our shoes
come from, or our calicoes, or our
wheat or beef...'
"I believe that, if we want our boys
and girls to be good citizens, patriot-
ic ones, we ought to see to it that they
are made acquainted with facts and
conditions in regard to their country,
and know it from one to the other. I
know that children are supposed to be
Elizabeth Miller of Oak Park wrote this
Do you have an. idea
poem for her brother, Sam. The
or photo that would be
poem first appeared in Keshet Con-
good for The Jewish Arms
nection; Keshet is a Southfield-
for the Family section?
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Sam is special. Sam is great.
I think he's top rate.
When I am blue,
He helps one through.
When I smile,
I stay with him for a while.
When he's in camp,
He's my biggest champ.
So when you're blue,
He'll help you too,
The whole year through.
He really is a great brother.
We appreciate each other!
taught these things in school, but I am
sure that a loving, ambitious,
painstaking mother can put in little
touches that the teacher has no time
for: that mother's interest, or father's,
and familiar talks, can touch the deeps
of young lives and make permanent
impressions, as no one else can."