Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Dear Cousin,

 

The songbirds that warbled so melodiously all through the long summer days have massed together and winged their way to a warmer clime. Warm fall days seem to have flown along with the birds, as the hills today are drenched in a cold, monotonous rain that keeps on falling. The goldenrod is no longer golden, but dry and brown. The tall Joe-Pye weed bends a drooping gray head toward the ground, while the underbrush wears a coat of increasing brown.

The maple tree outside...

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About 3 weeks ago, on a Friday afternoon, across the street from Azar's Restaurant you could hear someone shouting, "Where are you taking Big Boy?"

Well, John Ferrise, district manager, called The Waynedale News asking if we would help him take Big Boy for a ride across town. So we called up our good ol' Waynedale buddy, Kirk Gemple of Gemple Motors and asked Kirk if he would loan us a truck to haul Big Boy. Of course, Kirk said, "Sure."

Jo Kindy, manager of Waynedale's Azar's tells us that...

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Trick or treat! Trick or treat! Give me something good to eat! Last night was Halloween night. It is the best holiday of the year, in my opinion. You don't have that pre-Christmas rush, or all the "to-do" that precedes other holidays. It is just fun. Adults and kids can just be silly! I was driving through a subdivision, and I had to laugh to see that there were as many adults out as kids. Of course, the reason stated by the adults it that they are out to protect the kids, but I have a...

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Dear Cousin,

 

Fifty years ago, a group of graduating seniors marched out of the high school gymnasium, clutching their hard-won diplomas in their hands. It was a balmy spring evening, with honeysuckle vines climbing the bank behind the school building. Its nostalgic scent hung heavy in the air, as did the hopeful dreams and excited anticipation of this class. Several of us were only 16 years old, having been double promoted back in the primary classes. We were young and green, yet...

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Genius Bar at the Apple Store Keystone at the Crossings Indy.

This is perhaps my favorite byte yet.

 

Saturday November 2nd Jen and I took a road trip to Indianapolis/Keystone area. It wasn't 2 weeks ago I received an e-mail from Apple Computer about how to "Shop Different" to my huge excitement it was an invitation to the Grand Opening of the new Apple Store – Keystone. In what I've heard about other Apple Store Grand Openings in the country I've heard it's almost a party.

15 Minutes before 10:00am at the Keystone Mall I realize parking was a little...

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When I was growing up, my mom used to fix ('prepare' for you Yankees) a dish called Chipped Beef and Gravy, Creamed Dried beef, or maybe it was Dried Beef and Gravy. I've heard it called many things. Later on, when I joined the Boy Scouts we called it S.O.S. (Something on a shingle). After a stint in the Navy, it was still called S.O.S. but by that time 'S' stood for 'Something-else' on a shingle. The shingles remained the same.

 

Creamed Dried Beef

1/4 lb. dried beef 2...

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