Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Leo the Lion


Look south in the early Waynedale evening to see Leo, the famous Lion of the Skies. Leo is one of a handful of constellations that really does look like its namesake. Leo, Latin for "lion", is the 12th largest constellation, covering about 950 square degrees. Leo is notable for its many galaxies and multiple star systems.

To locate Leo, the Lion, look for a figure with five stars that remind you of a question mark turned in the wrong direction. These stars mark the head and...

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

A crocodile can't stick its tongue out.

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

If you keep your eyes open by force, they can pop out.

In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single...

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I have a friend who loves to act. But he can't. He simply does not have the talent. However, he is a great draftsman, to which he turns up his nose. So he continues to have mediocre success at acting. There are many things we may love to do, but for which we simply do not have the talent to be successful. In school I loved to play basketball but never made the team because I was too short. I would love to sing tenor, but I was blessed instead with a deep bass voice. When I watch "The...

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Privacy Statements


A typical evening at the Jackson household always involves the telemarketing interruption. Sounds something like this, "Hello? No, we're not interested... Can you please put us on your do not call list?" What? You don't have one? I thought I signed up for some list that keeps telemarketers from calling me.... You've never heard of the list?"

The fact is every company, bank, or organization that you deal with on a yearly basis can use your information and easily...

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The following poems were found on pages 11 & 24 of the January/February copy of THE INDIANA TROOPER – The Official Publication of the Indiana Troopers Association (Indiana State Police). They gave us permission to use them.


I AM . . .
I am helpful and kind.
I like riding my bike.
I cried when my Dad died.
I want to be a singer and an artist.
I am curious and truthful.
I treasure my quilt.
I look forward to going to Heaven.
I thank God for my Mom.
I believe in myself.
I wonder when I will die.
I laugh...

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John and Margaret (Meg) McBride came to America with their four sons; Tom, Sam, Al and John Jr., from Belfast Northern Ireland in hopes to have a better quality of life for their family.

Under the sponsorship of John's sister and brother-in-law (Lil and Al Bergdall), John came over on the Winchester Castle ship on August 11, 1953 to find a job and a place to bring Meg and the kids home to. John acquired a small apartment on Beaty Avenue in Waynedale, where Meg and the boys came to on April 19...

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