Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Dear Readers,

Special Love

 

Sometimes we are reminded of a relationship so special that it burns into our minds and hearts forever. ‑Special times with our fathers, mothers, siblings, and friends are at the top of these special memories.

My good friend, Billie Blush, (Elmhurst class of '59) sent me this picture of her son-in-law, Ben, with Billie's two grandchildren, Stewart, and Zoey. ‑I couldn't help but stare at this picture and feel an overwhelming sentiment of the beautiful comforting...

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I would like to reassure the residents of Lakewood Addition, your 39 foot - 6 inch flag pole has not been stolen. It was taken down and carted to a warehouse to be painted. Robert Jobe, a Life Scout in Troop 38, sponsored by Calvary United Church here in Waynedale chose this for his Eagle Scout project. His project, I think, consisted of having the trees pruned, painting the flag pole, refurbishing the rope that holds the flag, putting in benches for walkers to stop and rest on, and doing...

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I've been laid up now for over 4 weeks with a pinched nerve root in my back. Finally after surgery I felt like a million dollars, minus Uncle Sam's share of course, and I want to thank everyone who helped me through this agonizing crisis.

I didn't get all your names but you know who you are 'cause I made you laugh, just a little. You'll remember me, because I'm the one that shouted "Fire One when the technician put me in the tube for my first MRI. Ok, so it reminded me of a torpedo tube...

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1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our...

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Dear Cousin,

 

Black, wispy clouds are moving fast high above restless gray clouds that crowd the sky. The wind comes in gusts, blowing dry twigs and brown leaves high in the air, and howling through the pine trees on the hill. The weather is changing and so did the year.

Thinking back a week or so – Christmas Holidays at our house:

The youngsters are wishing for snow, as they go about singing Christmas carols and waiting anxiously for the big day to come. I can remember, as a kid, that...

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BOY SCOUT SODA BREAD

 

3 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. sugar

pinch of salt

1/2 stick of butter or margarine (softened)

1 1/4 cups milk or buttermilk

 

Mix dry ingredients. Add soft butter and mix with fingertips. Add milk and mix well. Knead for 1 minute. Shape into a flattened round loaf and score an 'X' in the top. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes.

For baking outside - Put...

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