Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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A few snowflakes drift down on our hills this morning from an overcast sky that seems to promise more snow. The air is still, but very cold and the landscape seems oddly deserted. Even the cardinals have left the bird feeder and gone to roost, possibly in a warmer spot. It is a true winter day, and we also burrow back in our homes after doing the outside chores in a hasty fashion.

However, it is still a day which the Lord hath made, and we need to rejoice and be glad in it. We have a warm...

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Sweater from Fort Wayne’s Rockin’ Ruby’s Vintage purchase by the costume designer for the mini-series The Astronaut Wives Club.

The Astronaut Wives Club: a true story by Lily Koppel is now an ABC ten-part mini-series projected to air this spring. The series like the book chronicles the wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts as their lives are put under the microscope of pubic scrutiny as their husbands are hailed as national heroes.

For those of us who lived through the 1960s and watched US space exploration progress from orbiting the earth to landing on the moon, the astronauts and their feats were common 6 o'clock...

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I started out the year well, determined to lose weight. I worked out every morning for quite a while, and barely saw the weight drop, though I could tell I was putting on more muscle. Then, as usually happens, there came a week when I was burning the candle at both ends, and trying to squeeze out one more minute for exercise was absolutely impossible.

After having missed one week, it was easier to exercise fewer days the next week, and fewer the next, and soon I had given up altogether. Every...

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We turn another calendar leaf, and a New Year is spread out before us. Unused, unspotted and blank. The beginning of another year brings a desire to make each day count; to live it to the fullest. I am just now beginning to realize what the psalmist meant when he wrote, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." (Psa. 90:12)

As we get older, it sometimes comes as a shock that we don't have that many days left. A short time ago, Criss exclaimed to me (I don't...

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Connor sleeps beneath his “Good Night” quilt a gift from late Great-aunt Judi.

Now the winter holidays are behind us and it is time to settle down for some serious quilt restoration work. For as many projects completed this year at Born Again Quilts, there are many yet to complete. The work is steady as long as my calloused fingers can take it. Restoration work is done one stitch at a time from the underside of the fabric making for a laborious process. When complete and seeing the look on my customer's faces as they see their once less than desirable quilt brought back...

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For our family vacation this year, my husband, and our 6-year-old son, Isaac, and I loaded into the car and made a seven-day journey from our home in Fort Wayne, IN to the eastern part of the U.S. We went to eight places in seven days; we saw history first hand in Gettysberg, Antietam, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, Monticello, and more.

After leaving Mount Vernon, President Washington's home, we headed to Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, which was the final destination in the "history...

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