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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:41 am

For me, it was onions. Raw ones were OK, but I didn’t like them cooked in things. Why, I wondered, would someone take perfectly good food and ruin it by adding onions to it? Then I started dating the girl who eventually became my wife. Her parents would occasionally invite me over for Sunday dinner. Meatloaf was usually on the menu. With onions baked in, of course. Lots and lots

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