Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Dear Cousin,


The morning dawns, clear and sparkling, after days of rain and gloomy weather. We live in a green world, with leaves on the trees full and flowing. Our hills have been washed clean by the abundant moisture, and stand fresh and inviting in the morning sunshine. May is a flowering month, and this spring the shrubs and trees have bloomed in abundance. The dogwoods and redbuds were heavy with bloom, and now the locust trees are hung with white clusters of bloom.

The drooping...

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1-1/2 cups water


1-1/2 tsp. Cream of tartar

1-1/2 cups sugar

20 saltine crackers (broken)

1/4 stick margarine

2 uncooked pie crusts

Ground cinnamon


Mix water, sugar, and cream of tartar together and heat just to a boil and cook for 4 minutes. While liquid is cooking, put one piecrust in bottom of an 8-inch pie tin. Break saltine crackers and put in piecrust. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top of broken saltines. Dot crackers with slices of margarine. Spoon hot...

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My friend who bred the litter of weimaraners had an entertaining afternoon a few weeks ago. The puppies were going to be 1 year old on April 12, 2003 so she decided to bake treats. She got the ingredients lined up on her counter and prepared to start when a friend stopped by and invited her to lunch.

She walked in the door a couple hours later to the sight of geisha dogs doing a soft shoe all over the kitchen. Their happy, white coated faces with gold eyes were hilarious to see I understand...

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Just a short while ago, baskets were full of colored eggs, marshmallow chicks, chocolate bunnies and jellybeans. ‑After all these treats are gone from our baskets, we now are free to choose what we put into them.

I think of The Lord's Prayer - Our Father, who art in Heaven. ‑He is in our Easter baskets long after the candy is gone, to guide us on our journey upon Mother Earth. ‑This is a good time of the season to see and smell blossoms of many colors and sweet fragrances. ‑The Way-Shower...

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What Happened to Service?


Dear Readers,

In my last column I was ranting and raving about the pitiful service you get in stores. My focus was primarily shoe stores. I thought no place existed like the old Lewis' Shoe Store in Waynedale in the 50's. I decided that those times are just gone.

Then, lo and behold, one of our readers by the name of Diana Scott cleared the way by calling The Waynedale News and telling our editor about a shoe store that had the old ethics and great service. It is...

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Our grounds have now been reopened for your camping projects.

Shorty Geiger, Grounds Keeper

Veterans' Memorial Shrine

2122 O'Day Road

Ft. Wayne, IN 46818 - (260)-625-4944



It's all about girls ". . . reaching out to help them learn, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to grow strong, and mentoring them as they develop into tomorrow's confident, successful adults. In our 2002 reporting year alone, we...

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