Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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The Tear Down

 

Dear Waynedale Friends,

As I told you in my last column, we were tearing down our pitiful lake house at Oliver Lake. It took about three or four days, and it was dirty, hard work, just getting the inside gutted. No mask could have been good enough, in my opinion, to filter out all that insulation, dust and who knows what kinds of asbestos and germs that have been in those walls all these many years!

The second phase, the exterior being torn down is now completed. The...

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Sometimes it is difficult to celebrate and be thankful when there are jobs lost, our loved ones are gone, fires and floods, and the list goes on. Our spirits are at an all-time low. Well, friends, this is the Thanksgiving season and time to lift our spirits to a new high.

This is what works for me, and I know it will work for you.

Take a walk in the woods. Get out in Nature. Walk, think, and pray, then stop somewhere along the way and make a large circle on Mother Earth. Stand outside...

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Dear Cousin,

 

These days are here, with a capricious wind blowing yellow and brown leaves skyward. The rose of Sharon bush stands naked and forlorn, with its former covering of leaves in a pile around the trunk. Most of the poplars have also shed their leaves, and their bare branches are open to the wind.

The maple is half clothed with reddish-orange leaves remaining on one side, and the rest spread in a brown carpet on the ground. The forest floor is covered now with a thick mat of...

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Philo T. Farnsworth demonstrated two-dimensional television in his San Francisco, CA lab on September 7th, 1927 at age twenty-one, but he gave our world many things besides television. He contributed to the beginnings of space age science, and badly needed things such as the Isolette (first baby incubator), the first crude electron microscope, night vision technology, the first medical scope technology and not to mention improved microwave and fiber optic technology.

After the United States...

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A rare find---Mail Pouch Barn.

On my local travels towards Bluffton on Hwy 1, the words on the side of an old barn "Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco" would come into focus. Today I slowed down to find a safe place to pull off the road for a new photo opportunity.

I proceeded to pull into the driveway of that old barn. There I found an older gentleman, wearing Harley Davidson attire, and his son, working. I told them that I passed by this barn several times and wondered what the sign on his barn actually said. He introduced himself...

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Filo Farnsworth's story began just prior to his birth when his father, Lewis Farnsworth kissed his pregnant wife and, saying the cows had to be milked, picked up his lighted lantern, milk bucket, and left the cabin. ‑As Lewis walked toward the corral in the gathering dusk, he thought of his young wife Serena, she had married him after the death of his first wife Amelia, and had been a good mother to his two sons and two daughters. ‑Now Serena was due to give birth to their first child.

As...

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