Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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I had always said I could never be fond of a cat because cats are annoying animals. Around our farm, as I grew up, the cats were wild and pesky. To make matters worse, when I married, my mother-in-law owned a cat; or, to be more specific, the cat owned her. It bothered me when the cat demanded it be served like a queen and my mother-in-law indulged its behavior. So, from experience, I felt I would always dislike cats. Then I met Oliver.

I had gone out to my mother's house to help her with her...

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If you buy just what you need and not what you want, you'd have a lot less needs.

Lifers
The Ohio prosecutor, who jokingly filed a criminal indictment against the groundhog, Punxsutawaney Phil, for fraudulently predicting an early spring, must have gotten a lot of pressure from the local meteorologists. If they were indicted every time they screwed-up, they'd all be lifers!

Bill
Recently, Hillary announced her support for gay marriage. I don't blame her. That might be more satisfying than...

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Years ago my Dad, known as Darvis or "Bill" to friends, joined me on an afternoon hike along the White River in Indiana. Colorful autumn leaves lined the trail making the walk pleasant. Smells and sounds of everything around us had a golden feel in the rich Indiana sunlight. We quietly moved along the trail like a couple of long forgotten Native Americans talking only a little and mostly just soaking up the wonderful atmosphere of the forest, the sparkling river and the time together.

As we...

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One of the nicest pleasures in the summer is to sit on the porch swing in the early morning coolness and watch the day unfold. The sun has yet to peep out over Pilot Knob, and mist covers the deep hollows on the mountain. The songbirds are tuning up for the day, enticing the sun to come on up and bless our day.

The cows venture out of the barn and begin to crop the sweet grass in the meadow. In the chicken house, the laying hens are beginning to stir and quibble among themselves. It is a...

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A vintage 1980’s official lefty mug is designed to have a disastrous result if a “righty” attempts to drink from it.

Since 1976 the 13th day of August has been celebrated worldwide as International Left-handers Day. It is the day southpaws, devil paws, sinisters and gauches celebrate their "right" to live in their unique right-brained dominant left-side world.

Now "Righties" often scoff it can't be THAT different so this August 13 Born Again Quilts, 4005 South Wayne Ave, will celebrate everything "left" from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. including:

*Complimentary left-hand cookies for southpaws and special cookies for...

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The 122nd Fighter Wing unveiled two historical paintings by renowned artist and aviator Peter Westacott, July 20, 2013. He is a highly acclaimed internationally known artist, a member of the prestigious US Air Force Art Program and qualified pilot, whose aviation career has spanned more than 40 years. Westacott was the special guest and the unveiling of the paintings served as the kick-off to the unit's annual Family Day events.

Family Day is an annual event designed to honor the families of...

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