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[ National Peanut Butter Cookie Day ]

It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.  Try this easy peanut butter cookie recipe and remember that without a certain amazing, talented, dedicated African-American hero, we probably wouldn’t be celebrating.

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In the early twentieth century, southern U.S. farmers were facing nutrient-depleted soil, caused by years of cotton growing.

George Washington Carver wanted to find a solution for the farmers and settled upon the humble peanut.  Peanuts were not widely grown or used at the time.  The peanut plants would actually restore nutrition to the soil…but farmers didn’t know what to do with the bumper crop of peanuts they harvested.

Through diligent study, Dr. Carver found 300 practical uses for the peanut.

[note: I happen to have an affinity for the cookie use of the peanut.]

An orphan and self-made man, George Washington Carver has a unique story. The widespread use of the peanut is only one of his amazing contributions.

Some quotes from George Washington Carver:

 

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.”

 

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” 

“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” 

 

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. ” 

word prompt: affinity

 

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