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December 31, 2008


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Brendan C.

OK, it's kind of a small thing, but I save the twist ties from bread packaging. I also save any leftover screws from "some assembly required" furniture. I'm sure I could come up with several other examples.

rebecca Rule

Hi Brendan:
It's the small things that make all the difference, like washing out plastic bread wrappers to reuse. And who could throw away a perfectly good screw -- they belong in the odd screw drawer.
Thanks for reading and commenting.

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My mother in law clipped this from Yankee magazine years ago. It sums up her frugal philosophy:

Use it up
or wear it out
Make it do
or do without.

rebecca Rule

Couldn't agree more. No words wasted there!

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    Rebecca Rule, author of Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire, spends a lot of time on the road, traveling to her performances throughout the Granite State and beyond. She loves her home state, meeting lots of great people and visiting both new and familiar places. She shares stories that she finds with her this blog. So please "join" her on the road and check back often.

About Becky

  • Becky has lived all her life (so far) in New Hampshire. She has written several other popular books set in her home state, including "The Best Revenge," a collection of short stories that was named one of the five Essential New Hampshire Books by New Hampshire Magazine, and "Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies." However, she is probably best known for her live storytelling events, many sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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