Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Dear Cousin,

 

An agitated, raucous squawking came from the vicinity of the maple tree in the back yard, repeated over and over until we felt the need to investigate. Puny Pup was resting on the grass beneath the tree, staring in puzzlement at a pair of robins that flew back and forth above her.

As they began buzzing closer to her head, she got up in disgust and trotted back up the road to the safety of her own yard. It was then that we realized the robins were teaching their fledglings...

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Dear Readers,

 

I thought I had been lax in my Christmas duties with my grandchildren. I had not taken them to the zoo, and had not taken them to any plays or Christmas movies, but I couldn't neglect the Christmas Cookie Making. I got all the ingredients in, and pictured a pleasant afternoon leisurely making cookies and decorating them with my granddaughters, Ali and Lulu.

My first mistake was taking a recipe off the Internet that I had not tried before. It consisted of three balls of...

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The history segment of this Farnsworth story is taken from a book titled "Distant Vision," written by Pem Farnsworth, because her eyewitness account is worth more than all the second and third hand accounts, including mine:

In March 1954, Phil awoke at five in the morning with severe pains in his stomach. My frantic call to Dr. Hasewinkle, our family physician, brought him to our home very quickly. Suspecting a perforated ulcer, he had already called an ambulance. By the time the ambulance...

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APPLE/BLUEBERRY/CHERRY KOFFEE KAKE

 

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup margarine or butter (softened)

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel (substitute lemon juice)

4 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 can (21 oz.) 'any-flavor' pie filling

 

Mix flour, sugar, margarine, baking powder, salt, lemon peel, and vanilla together with a fork to make a crumbly mixture.

Take out 1 1/2 cups of the mixture (reserve the rest) and add eggs and milk...

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Dear God,

 

I'm writing you to say thank you for our many blessings. ‑It is indeed a blessing to live in this great country we proudly call The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. ‑Please, Dear God, send your guardian angels to protect our troops as we pray for peace on Earth. ‑Give us the grace, courage, strength and means to look after our fellow man who is homeless and hungry, our elderly, and all our families and friends. ‑Let us inhale the love and light of the true meaning of...

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POINTING FINGERS

 

Our father, Leonard Ebbing, always told my brother, James "Feather in the Wind," and me to never point a finger in criticism of another. ‑Our father's peaceful nature earned him the name "Leonard the Peacemaker," with love and respect, by family and friends.

As I reflect on his wisdom and this Christmas season, I wish to share my thoughts about pointing fingers. ‑If we point our finger at ourselves as we look into a mirror, saying a prayer for peace, when we step away from...

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