Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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My brothers and sisters have settled far and wide across the United States. This makes it hard to get together due to the cost of travel and hotels.

My mother bought a small condo that is somewhat central to many of us, and has invited us to use it to reduce expenses as we travel. It is in a warmer climate than we have here, so she also spends quite a bit of time there in the winter. She said that one of the biggest reasons for her choice of location was that it was also in a nice, peaceful...

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Quilter’s Hall of Fame inductee Carolyn Mazloomi receives a hug from a well-wisher as they stand in front of her quilt In the spirit of forgiveness.

Cheers to the Quilter’s Hall of Fame for selecting Carolyn Mazloomi as the 2016 inductee. When I went down to Marion for a walk-thru of her art quilts what I saw and felt looking at her quilts was nothing short of amazing: Amazing because of the techniques she used and even more amazing the power behind the images. Every quilt created in black and white are powerful in their simplicity. Every quilt includes an image of the sun: shining light on both the injustices of the world that some would...

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July 4, 2016 will be one holiday that will live on in the memories of many people. Some folks are calling it a thousand year flood, and I’ve never seen anything like it in my lifetime.

I wrote in my dairy on Thursday, June 23, “Boy, what a rain! A thunderstorm moved in about 5:30 this morning and knocked out the power, and at noon it’s still out. More rain has moved in and the little branch that runs by our house has overflowed and the creek is booming and is over the road.

“With the electric...

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The over-hanging boughs of my maples beckoned a heart-felt howdy. My brother Bob, from the wind-swept plains of Oklahoma, had just breezed in for a visit. However, he couldn’t park his RV among the gyrating maple branches that lined the drive. The RV was a seeker of space...just like him. He had a hankering for RVing, riding the road, being a free-wheeler. All those lengthy limbs, boasting of years of growth, made unworkable his plan of lodging with me. We quickly formulated a solution. He...

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What family entertainment was readily at hand,
well before the internet and Netflix were in demand?
A dream it would be to have kids all bathed and in jammies,
and still watch a movie with friends Ruth, Jill or Sammy?
In 1940 the Fort Wayne Drive-In made this no longer a dream.
The kids would not trouble others no matter how loud they’d scream!
Only pennies a carload, no babysitters needed,
bed-times extended or at times, not even heeded.

Standing as a not so majestic symbol of Waynedale for 45...

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The new Pixar movie, Finding Dory, premiered recently to a record-setting opening for an animated film. I was eager to hear about the next adventure of that charming little blue fish and visit once again with her friends-both old and new. Just as expected, the unique personalities and depth of each character brought the story to life.

Characters Hank, a traumatized seven limbed octopus (Septapus) and master escape artist in search of solitude, Bailey the beluga whale who can’t echolocate and...

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