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Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY

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"There is something rotten in the state of Denmark." That is a centuries old phrase from William Shakespeare's masterpiece, "Hamlet." Going back to your high school English class, you might remember that strange things were indeed going on in Hamlet's world.

His father, the Danish king, had been murdered. His uncle was behind the conspiracy and had taken over the country. Ghosts and apparitions were visiting the castle. One of the characters finally states the obvious: "Something is fishy...

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HOT & MUGGY DAYS - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

Details Alyce Faye Bragg

The air is hot and muggy today, as an impending storm draws closer. There is a low rumble of thunder in the background, and the little Jack Russell terriers crowd closer to my feet. Minnie is especially scared of thunder, and trembles at the sound. When we were youngsters, lightning and thunder were one of our greatest fears.

We were attending Hagar Grade School, when a sudden thunderstorm rolled in. Our school was located on a slight hill, and a huge oak tree spread overhanging limbs on the...

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UGLY-PRETTY QUILT - AROUND THE FRAME

Details Joanne Sauder and the Ugly-pretty quilt set to be auctioned to benefit others.

Ugly-pretty: A term I learn while watching Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model TV show where the contestants dress, design make-up and pose in unique settings to make themselves look fascinating and ugly.

Last fall Joanne Sauder visits the Born Again Quilts studio with an estate sale quilt top find in hand. She relates how a fellow member of the Grabill Community Quilters (GCQ) exclaimed, "That's ugly!" when the group got its first look at it. From that point on it was known as "Project...

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A SAINT GOES MARCHING IN

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Years ago my oldest son asked me a question: "What is a saint?" When you're driving along with a numb mind at day's end, as I was, that's not the type of question you are prepared to answer. So I splattered out, "A saint is someone who does what God wants them to do." My son answered, "If that's a saint, then why did New Orleans choose that as their football mascot?" I didn't have an answer for that question either.

What is a saint? Well, we often think of saints as being holy or remarkable...

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MOTHER NATURE - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

Details Alyce Faye Bragg

When Mother Nature puts on her finest garb, and the hills are covered with varied hues of green and bright flowers and shrubs bloom with abandon, it gives the housewife an urge to decorate and refurbish her dwelling. When the doors and windows can be flung wide open to let the spring breeze blow in, it is time for spring cleaning.

Many conscientious housewives have probably already finished this spring task, but I've found that my spring cleaning usually flows over into fall cleaning...

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THE MARINE UNIFORM - AROUND THE FRAME

Details PFC Robert Eubank, newly graduated from the Marine Corps basic training in his seasonal service uniform.

He was back and gone again. Our son who embarked on a cold rainy day in mid-March to San Diego for United States Marine Corps basic training is now Private First Class Robert E. Eubank.

Husband Tom, Robert's friend Emily and I flew out to San Diego to see the transformation of this tall lanky young man into a hard body U.S. Marine. Early Thursday morning we watch a rehearsal of the next day's graduation ceremony. We knew he is a member of Platoon 1002, but from a distance and in their woodland...

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