Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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LIFE'S A TRIP

 

Life is kind of like the weather forecast. We may hear .... cold, windy, freezing rain, driving conditions hazardous, visibility poor. Use extreme caution. It is good for us to use extreme caution so that we don't slip off the spiritual highway of life, down the ravine of negativity and self-pity. We have very poor visibility if we are looking only with our self-centered ego vision and not buckled up with the love and comfort of The Creator. Surely we are headed for danger if...

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BSA TAPS:

Lester R. Maxwell – Past Scoutmaster - BSA Troop 44

Jack L. Carter – Past Assistant Scoutmaster BSA Troop 44

 

REMEMBERING LES MAXWELL

I first met Les Maxwell around 1980 when my sons joined Troop 44. I was told that Les had been Scoutmaster for that troop at one time and after he stepped down from that position he continued to support the troop by paying for the insurance on the Scout Cabin, helping with the building expenses, seeing that the grounds were maintained and the...

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Dear Cousin,

 

Winter weather has descended upon our hills today, with snow that has steadily fallen since morning. Sometimes it was fine flakes that came straight down from the heavens, and then it would change to big, fluffy flakes that drifted to and fro as they settled upon hill and meadow alike. Mom always remarked that "Old Mother Goose is shaking her feather bed," and indeed it looked like floating feathers as they gently came down.

It has been a long time since we got a really big...

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I often see "backyard dogs". Dogs who for one reason or another spend most or all of their lives tied to a doghouse or locked in a fenced in area. "What enjoyment do people get from having a "backyard dog?" Dogs are highly social and loving, so I wonder, "What went wrong in this poor creature's life to get him pushed out of the home and into the yard"? Maybe they chose a puppy based on cute rather than practical. Cute could be a 130 pound St. Bernard or a 20 pound Shih Tzu. The commitment...

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My brother, Feather in the Wind - James Edward Ebbing - and I went canoeing on the rivers of Indiana, enjoying the Indiana spring weather and being with each other. We always have a good time with one another and laugh a lot, teasing each other. On this particular canoe trip, we would canoe for a while and then look around the river banks and fields for arrowheads, flint, and Indian artifacts that sometimes show up on the surface of Mother Earth due to soil erosion, farming, etc. My big brother...

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SEEING ROSS AGAIN

 

Dear Readers,

I debated long and hard before deciding to chuck my old feelings and write about this: Now, all of you promise to remember your most embarrassing moments of childhood, or young adulthood, so that you will not single me out as an oddball.

I went to my friend, (Opal) Gelaine Listenberger's retirement party in Indianapolis. I met my friend, Nancy Lee there, who drove up from Fort Wayne. I am a rather bizarre person and love to do outrageous things. I...

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