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Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

WAYNEDALE SCRIBES’ CORNER

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THE SNOWFLAKE 

 

A small six sided, lacy friend that only shows its face,
When humidity, high temperature and low clouds are in place.

 

You have to look each time it snows to see if it's just right,
And if it is you're really blessed to witness such a sight.

 

For each wee flake is so unique; no two of them the same.
Were it possible to capture one you could grace it with a name.

 

Yet they're only here just long enough to make you ooh and awe,
And wonder; is it possible you saw just...

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DEAR MAE JULIAN,

Details Betsy, Justin and Buddy with her pups

A STORY OF HEROES

 

Let me start right out admitting that I am not a dog lover. I was once. I had a beloved mutt named Lassie when I was growing up on Old Trail Road. She got distemper and was destroyed by a gunshot in our garage. I never loved another dog. Until now.

My daughter, Betsy, a neonatal nurse, got "Buddy" as a puppy. Not because it was her idea but was her husband's idea. She complained aplenty! They have four children. Adding a dog was not her idea of what she needed in her...

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SCOUTING SMOKE SIGNALS

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This was sent to us by Rodney Scott, Democratic Candidate for the Indiana 3rd. District and it was written by a Dr. Rudy Kachmann.

PRESCRIPTON FOR LIVING THE GOOD LIFE

1 Treat others as you would like to be treated.

2 Be honest; do not lie, cheat or steal – make your word your bond.

3 Treat life with care; avoid risky behaviors.

4 Practice showing respect for authority; parents, teachers, police and government.

5 Do not let physical or mental abuse go unnoticed.

6 Read a book –...

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NEWS FROM THE HILLS

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Dear Cousin,

 

The last days of December slowly unwind in the hills, wrapping up the old year in a package of sunshine and brilliant blue skies. For the last few days, the weatherman has called for snow flurries, and although the air is frigid, the sun continues to shine. Battered and limping, with a year's burden of unfulfilled hopes and dreams on his back, he is clearing the stage for the brand new year to make his debut. I have always wondered why the New Year didn't begin with the...

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KAMPFIRE KOOKIN'

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THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN MAKING THE PERFECT BOY SCOUT PANCAKE

Follow these directions only; do not follow your instincts

1 box – complete/just add water/pancake mix

Grease your griddle and then wipe it dry of all excess oil

Measure out mix for desired amount of pancakes per box direction

Add amount of water for that amount of pancake mix per box direction

Mix canola oil into batter (1 tablespoon per pint of batter)

Pour large soupspoon full of batter on preheated griddle

Wait for batter...

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BILLIARDS NEWS & VIEWS

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Have you ever said after missing a shot "my aim is off". Statistics say more than 90% of the time misses are either stroke or bridge related.

In this issue we're going to work on improving your bridge. Your bridge is very important on every shot. It is the steering mechanism of your stroke. Your bridge will vary from shot to shot as well as from person to person. After all people have different hand sizes and other physical reasons. Bottom line is, a solid bridge is the beginning to a solid...

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