Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Memories of Walt and Art wrapping our present. “They did it for us, the kids,”  at The Waynedale Drug Store.  circa ‘50’s.

Dear Readers,

 

There is no finer Christmas than a Waynedale Christmas in my mind. Of course, I look back through the eyes of a child. Umber's Hardware always had a grand display in their window of trains that a child could watch, transfixed, night after night. The Waynedale Fireman put on a Christmas show for us at the old Waynedale School. For many of us it was one of the rare times that we saw our hard-working fathers really let down their hair, and act crazy. They would sing, dress up in...

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A game of musical chairs was part of a skit performed by the children of Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene.

It was Sunday, December 15th, just ten days before Christmas 2003. Churches around the neighborhood were celebrating the season by lighting Lenten candles, decorating trees, and most importantly, showing off the church youths via Christmas programs.

The children's program at the Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene, Liberty Mills Road, featured a play called Mr. Funfiddle's Christmas.

This program started with a flute-clarinet duet performed by Brittany Cooper and Amber Galloway. The plays'...

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During the Christmas season a few years ago, I was awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call from my oldest daughter. ‑She was crying. ‑I asked her what was wrong, and she said "Shari's gone." ‑‑"Gone where?" ‑I asked. ‑She had been in an auto accident and was killed. ‑She was just 21 and her birthday was December 26th - she would have been 22. ‑I tell this story because at this Christmas season, there are many who are suffering the loss of a loved one, a job, etc.

I offer you this...

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I teach cooking to Boy Scouts and adult leaders on occasion. I make most all my recipes extremely simple and as uncomplicated as I can. I tell everyone, "Just follow my instructions (recipe) to the letter, don't try to improvise or experiment with it until you've tried it my way. One of my favorite tips is to show them how to crack an egg without losing pieces of the shell. NEVER CRACK AN EGG ON THE EDGE OF A SKILLET OR BOWL; USE A FLAT HARD SURFACE. You should be able to crack the egg...

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So...You received a computer for Christmas.

 

Well I guess that means you were "NICE" this past year to deserve a computer. Here are a few things to keep in mind for those new computer owners this year.

First, make sure it's a computer you want. For instance if I got a Dell from grandma and instead I wanted a new iMac then I would return it and get an iMac. But, that's just me.

In unwrapping your computer be sure to keep the box handy for at least 90 days. This way if something is wrong...

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