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The legend lives in Gladys’ promising lemon tree

Let's Cook with Charles Repnow

October 10, 2012
Minot Daily News

I first saw her sitting in the corner of Jan's parents' comfortable living room with a crochet hook in her hand crafting squares of the crocheted Irish rose pattern. If you live in North Dakota and know anyone who is Norwegian, you have seen an Irish rose crocheted square. They are often made into potholders and usually feature four vivid green leaves with a colored rose in the center of the square. The edges were often finished with thread matching the rose. They were as popular in the 1950s as the iPhone is today - and I might add, every bit as handy. After all, the ultimate cook would certainly want to coordinate their rose potholders with the colored casserole coming out of the oven.



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