Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Steve reached up and put his cup of coffee on the floor of the turret in his cabin, then climbed the ladder until both he and the coffee were comfortable, looking out at the world.

The only people who didn’t understand why he built a turret on his little cabin up here high on the mountain were folks who hadn’t seen it. Once you actually sat in the chair, looked out the window at the weather and the world, there was no doubt.

You instantly thought, “I have to get one of these.”

Steve, our...

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Joan’s bandana quilt top is in need of machine quilting so she can give it to her grandson before dying.

My Dear Readers,

A few weeks ago I received an email from Waynedale News reader Joan. Below is an excerpt:

I follow your articles in The Waynedale paper that we get for Senior Citizens. My aide is writing this for me as I am fast coming to the point of not being able to do much due to my severe health issues (end stage COPD and Cancer).

It has always been my hope to be able to finish my last two quilts, but due to my health I find myself unable do it. I have all the material and I am willing...

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The waters of William’s River run swift and cold. It rushes around huge boulders, cresting in white spray and moves swiftly onward. It looks deceptively shallow, but is deep and very swift-moving. Rhododendrons line the bank, and dip down to the water.

Yellow-spotted trout lilies are blooming there now, as well as painted trilliums and clumps of spring beauties. Blue violets are prolific, as are the tiny bluets that spring up in the rich soil along the river. Windflowers, or wild anemones...

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Billy slowly raised one eyelid and looked around. Boots and Desdemona, Aunt Ada’s cats, were curled up, one against his belly and one against his back. Billy hated to wake the cats, but when a guy has to go find a tree, well, call it collateral damage. He got up, stretched and yawned and trotted out to the kitchen. Aunt Ada greeted him with ear rumples and a bowl of kibble, and then opened the door so he could go to work.

Being the official town dog isn’t always the easiest job, Billy thought...

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Marine Cpl. Robert E. Eubank at home on leave with his mom.

Mother’s Day came early for me this year as my son Marine Cpl. Robert Eubank arrived back home on April 11th after serving his country for two years in Okinawa. As I write this he is two days away from leaving Fort Wayne to travel to join his new unit here in the United States. Where he’s going I cannot divulge for he does security work that needs to be kept secure.

The past two weeks have flown by while he’s enjoyed homemade lasagna, reconnecting with friends and Harley, his feline buddy. It...

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“LIFE BEGINS AT 80”---Author Unknown
We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrated my 80th birthday, and I’ve got it made!

If you forget somebody’s name, or an appointment, (or go on the wrong day) or what you said yesterday, just explain that you are 80, and you will be forgiven!

If you spill soup on your tie, (or on your best blouse) or forget to shave half your face (or wear your pink fluffy house shoes to the...

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