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The poems entered in our Nostalgia Poetry Competition were so good that judge Alison Chisholm had to work extra hard to decide the winners

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FIRST PLACE Recipe for Grandma’s bread pudding Yvonne Jackson

First, take the thrift that insists waste is a sin:

frugal crusts filched from the bread bin,

three or four, and drench in payday cream,

or late-week milk just on the turn, too long

in the churn to drink, or water if the milk is gone.

Whatever you have, just pour it in.

Soak the bread for an hour or more,

and squeeze like Monday’s laundry,

pale and flaccid. Add some flour,

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