Heart of the Home
4/16/2013 9:40:41 AM
Readers share stories
of food preservation methods.
4/16/2013 9:31:20 AM
Great-Great-Grandmother shares how generations of her family has continued the tradition of preserving food.
4/16/2013 9:06:10 AM
Reader tells of life during the Great Depression and how food preservation was necessary for survival.
4/15/2013 4:31:15 PM
A couple shares canning recipes made with fresh produce from the garden and fruit trees.
4/15/2013 3:18:36 PM
Freezing corn fresh from the garden in summer means your family can enjoy delicious, home-grown corn in winter.
4/15/2013 2:55:14 PM
Woman recalls going from asking elders for
advice on canning vegetables to becoming one of the elders.
4/15/2013 2:32:25 PM
Woman shares her rewarding experiences of
preserving the bounty of her garden vegetables.
4/15/2013 2:23:08 PM
Summers spent freezing and canning food for the winter months.
2/18/2013 1:32:02 PM
Readers share stories of old-fashioned natural cures.
2/18/2013 12:55:07 PM
Grandchildren were grateful for most of grandma’s natural remedies.
2/18/2013 12:44:44 PM
Mom got old-fashioned
sassafras tea recipe from Grandma.
2/18/2013 12:36:47 PM
A recollection of an
old family recipe for drawing salve.
2/12/2013 1:02:26 PM
Grandmother’s old-fashioned natural treatments cured many ailments.
2/12/2013 11:55:23 AM
Neighbor’s remedy for pain in heel paid off.
2/12/2013 11:41:23 AM
Mom was always ready with healing treatments for childhood illnesses.
2/12/2013 10:45:50 AM
A woman shares two home remedies for an earache.
12/20/2012 4:02:36 PM
Readers share stories of good deeds, paying it forward and helping those in need.
12/20/2012 2:45:31 PM
A reader shares the story of how a mother and son became his guardian angels when he wasn’t feeling well.
12/20/2012 2:40:02 PM
A reader recalls her church giving her a meaningful gift of needed items when she was a freshman in college.
12/20/2012 2:36:26 PM
A reader shares the story of a nice young man she met in an international restaurant and how he insisted he pick up the tab.
12/20/2012 2:23:21 PM
A reader shares the story of how friends and family stepped in during her time of need.
12/20/2012 1:52:33 PM
A reader tells how her
family benefited from her husband’s act of kindness.
12/20/2012 1:40:12 PM
Reader shares the story of a Thanksgiving made special by the kindness of strangers.
12/20/2012 12:18:36 PM
A reader tells how paying it forward became her motto after the death of her son.
12/20/2012 11:07:47 AM
A reader shares her neighbors’ good deed during the holidays.
12/19/2012 4:12:51 PM
A reader shares the story of her husband helping others, namely herself during a tough time.
10/17/2012 4:33:05 PM
A reader remembers being frightened by a rabbit while walking to school in snow drifts.
10/17/2012 3:59:03 PM
A reader recalls how her family provided emergency housing to folks stranded in snowstorm.
10/17/2012 2:16:08 PM
A reader recalls how her father had to butcher a hog so the family had food to survive a blizzard.
10/17/2012 1:37:24 PM
A reader relives the time she fell head first into an icy stock tank.
10/17/2012 1:09:33 PM
A reader recalls a winter trip during a snowstorm.
10/17/2012 12:23:11 PM
A reader shares the story of her classmates getting stuck in snow while playing in snowbanks.
10/17/2012 11:58:41 AM
A reader recalls the challenges of snow drifts on Christmas.
10/17/2012 11:39:44 AM
A readers recalls a challenging winter storm.
10/17/2012 11:18:08 AM
A reader shares an embarrassing moment while on a memorable first date.
10/16/2012 11:56:59 AM
A reader recalls the time he and some friends crashed the family toboggan on the local sledding hill.
10/16/2012 11:30:36 AM
A reader recalls snowstorms as part of winter memories.
10/16/2012 11:10:44 AM
CAPPER’s readers share their winter stories of unfortunate adventures in tricky weather conditions.
10/8/2012 10:03:35 AM
Ants, rats, and cold - oh my! It's just another portent of another winter, to be staved off by the ultimate winter weapon: Apple Pie...
8/10/2012 12:51:07 PM
A reader relives second chance at publishing her book.
8/10/2012 12:14:47 PM
A reader shares how summer warmth brings relief from pain.
8/10/2012 11:55:35 AM
A reader gets second chance at making beautiful music.
8/10/2012 11:11:04 AM
A couple finds second chance at love on Facebook.
8/8/2012 4:26:42 PM
A reader adds sleep to her to-do list.
8/8/2012 3:41:59 PM
A reader recalls gaining confidence to ask for second job interview.
8/8/2012 3:17:28 PM
A reader helps raise a grandchild and considers it a second chance.
8/8/2012 2:59:52 PM
Readers share stories of their opportunities at life’s do-overs and second chances.
6/13/2012 11:11:45 AM
Woman recalls getting over her fear of heights one summer while shingling the roof of her father’s corn crib.
6/13/2012 10:26:22 AM
Woman recalls starting her college fund by growing a summer garden with her father.
6/13/2012 10:04:00 AM
Woman recalls having summer fun as a girl with tea parties, mud pies, and Hostess cupcakes, to her mother’s chagrin.
6/13/2012 9:34:10 AM
Woman recalls summer fun had year after year at Day Mountain Girls’ Camp in Maine.
6/13/2012 9:01:32 AM
Woman recalls great summer memories from growing up on the farm.
6/12/2012 12:56:31 PM
When most available jobs involved hard physical labor, this boy got a summer job selling blackberries.
6/12/2012 11:29:15 AM
Woman remembers summer fun during her annual vacation going to the beach town of Seaside, Oregon.
6/12/2012 10:44:19 AM
Spending lazy summer days at their grandparents’ farm was great summer fun for these kids.
6/12/2012 10:34:33 AM
Ohio woman talks about the history of Jane’s Carousel, and about riding it as a child in Idora Park.
6/11/2012 1:14:28 PM
CAPPER’s readers share stories of their memories of summer fun and family traditions.
6/11/2012 11:53:39 AM
Summer beach job selling concession food as a child gave this North Carolina woman time for summer dreaming.
6/11/2012 11:16:52 AM
Mississippi woman recalls a hilarious canoe incident during some summer fun at a 4-H camp.
6/11/2012 10:21:35 AM
Indiana woman shares fond memories of summer fun at a family reunion.
4/10/2012 12:29:20 PM
Read about the best fishing stories from CAPPER’s readers.
4/10/2012 11:13:31 AM
A disagreeable rooster receives an unexpected surprise from a bass fisherman.
4/10/2012 9:38:53 AM
One woman’s family fishing trips span the coasts of Maryland and the generations of her family.
4/9/2012 4:52:45 PM
A boy finds fishing for bluegill not all it’s cracked up to be.
4/9/2012 4:24:24 PM
Cousins enjoy their fishing adventures that sometimes don’t include fishing.
4/9/2012 2:30:07 PM
One man describes why fishing for fun is his solace.
4/9/2012 1:40:35 PM
After learning how to fish, a family develops a passionate fishing hobby.
4/9/2012 11:50:50 AM
A woman recalls wonderful memories of fishing with her dad.
4/9/2012 11:29:35 AM
A reader describes how her family fished out of necessity growing up, and how they now fish for fun.
4/9/2012 10:34:30 AM
A father and son compete in a friendly local fishing competition.
4/6/2012 12:16:48 PM
A woman recounts the fishermen tradition in her family.
4/6/2012 11:34:16 AM
One reader relates how catching fish led to a big fishing adventure.
4/6/2012 11:06:19 AM
Pan fried fish was a tasty breakfast meal for one family.
4/6/2012 9:49:00 AM
A couple relates a fond memory of fishing with friends.
4/6/2012 9:30:33 AM
A dad surprises his family with a spur-of-the moment family fishing trip.
2/7/2012 2:41:32 PM
An employee’s turkey joke involves running around with turkey legs.
2/7/2012 2:28:14 PM
A wife plays an April Fool’s prank involving her husband’s retirement fund.
2/7/2012 2:10:49 PM
A girl plays a phone call prank on her boyfriend while he’s away on a business trip.
2/7/2012 1:50:53 PM
Reader plays a party prank that was so good, it was played again.
2/7/2012 12:30:41 PM
Husband gives wife a scare with a Halloween prank.
2/7/2012 11:59:38 AM
A wife switches tapes on her husband when she pulls this video prank.
2/7/2012 11:44:30 AM
Child goes “snipe hunting” with a grocery bag.
2/7/2012 11:25:58 AM
A boyfriend becomes nervous while reading a prank letter.
2/7/2012 10:51:15 AM
A reader relates a bathroom prank he did and a peanut prank pulled on him.
2/7/2012 9:19:47 AM
Students play a classic frog joke on a new teacher.
2/6/2012 4:45:56 PM
A grandpa pulls a goat prank on his grandkids.
2/6/2012 4:26:14 PM
A reader pulls a funny sleeping prank on his friend.
2/6/2012 3:52:55 PM
Easter egg hunt results in an “unlimited” supply of eggs.
2/6/2012 3:18:24 PM
Read about the best practical jokes from CAPPER’s readers.
1/20/2012 12:03:58 PM
As winter settles in around the farmhouse, it's a good time to take stock of things.
1/16/2012 4:19:05 PM
Becky talks about how her search for ways to effectively teach Elly at home school led her to the decision to Un-school...and effectively awaken some childhood passions of craftiness that lay dormant for decades.
12/31/2011 6:17:16 PM
Andy and Becky figure out through a series of events what is at the heart of the Season ... and it's not Christmas trees and tinsel!
12/12/2011 11:34:17 AM
Woman envisions laundry machine to wash, dry, iron and fold clothes.
12/12/2011 11:21:10 AM
Reader would create a hideaway table for her garden.
12/12/2011 10:57:22 AM
Reader wishes for a pet car seat that allows her dog to see out.
12/12/2011 10:30:07 AM
Reader dreams of cheap solar vehicles.
12/9/2011 2:35:57 PM
Reader designs a retractable kitchen stove.
12/9/2011 2:16:07 PM
Reader remembers designing a custom combine harvester that flew.
9/30/2011 4:17:00 PM
A personal account of a cooking catastrophe.
9/30/2011 4:15:21 PM
A personal account of a cooking catastrophe.