Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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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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1956 Elmhurst High School Rifle Team placed first in the nation (non-military scholastic team).  Members were (l to r): Ron Reed (187), Coach Ray Reed, Linda Sheddick (191), Jim Hitzeman, and (189) Pete Eckrich (185).

remember when...

 

High school! Sixteen! The memories that were formed will last forever. You may forget what you did last week, but you never forget the most colorful personalities of high school. Our editor called me today and told me he was printing some material brought in by Ronnie Reed. That set my mind back to my Sophomore year at good old E.H.S.. Ronnie was unique. He also dated my girlfriend, Gelaine Listenberger. My boyfriend, Rich Harman, and I, double dated that whole summer when...

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Macworld 2003

 

This year's Macworld Expo was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. On Tuesday January 7th, Steve Jobs, founder and CEO, introduced some new products. This year Apple proclaims 2003 the year of the portable computer.

So in the year of the portable, Apple raised the bar on portable computers by introducing a 17-inch wide screen PowerBook G4. And to fill the shoes of ultra portability users, apple introduced the first 12-inch PowerBook G4. Both PowerBooks are fast...

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Dear Cousin,

 

The New Year makes its way into the hills, sending the old year limping on its way. The thought of a brand new year brings encouraging hope of fresh beginnings, and putting the old year behind us. There is no use dwelling on past failures, old hurts, or lost opportunities. We can only learn a lesson from these things, and forge onward. The lull between Christmas and New Year's finds a lot of folks, including me, putting away clutter accumulated during the holidays and...

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