Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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"We three kings of Orient are." So begins a favorite carol of the Advent season about the "Wise Men" who visit the newborn Jesus. And so begins a tale that takes inaccuracy and historical revisionism to a whole new level. Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr., who wrote the carol a century and a half ago, should have known better.

First, we don't know exactly how many kings there were. There could have been as few as two and up to almost any number. Tradition says that there were three (though some...

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The Kingston Ladies wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Joyful New Year!

After having such a fun time on their first visit to the Born Again Quilts studio and gallery, the ladies of Kingston Residence were ready to visit again during the Christmas season. The display windows one decked out with toys from yesteryear, the other a simple nativity scene being watched over by a quilted angel caught their attention and invoked memories of Christmas past.

Soon the ladies are sitting around the table where they get to see a nearly restored quilt that was partially in...

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A half-hearted sun is trying to break through the clouds today and shine upon ground that is encrusted with snow. Cardinals are visiting the bird feeder, making a colorful spot of red in an otherwise bleak landscape. Trees lift bare arms to the sky as if in supplication to the sun for its warming rays.

The frigid breeze blows through the dry hydrangea stalks, making a rustling noise and rattling the dried blossoms. There is not much stirring today as the wildlife seems to have found shelter in...

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The older the violin...the more its worth.

The Gobbler
Thank God, Thanksgiving comes only once a year. If I gobbled any more often, I'd look like a stuffed turkey.
But please folks, don't give me the bird.

The Agreement
After her annual physical, Char's doctor said, "Everything looks good, but I would like to see you lose some weight."
Char looked at the good doc and said, "So would I."

A Cut From Above
Late one afternoon, Skip, my soon to be world famous barber, was giving a not so famous...

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The brownness of November has enveloped our hills, with brown fields and meadows, and brown leaves scattered on the forest floor. The air is a little nippier, and mornings brings a coat of white frost and ice frozen in puddles. I remember how the fields of broomsage always shone golden as the autumn wind waved the stalks back and forth. If you haven't romped through a field of dry broomsage, you have missed something.

It didn't matter how cold it was, we played outside. "Hide and Seek,"...

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A highly collectible Singer sewing machine, a 1930s tin stove and Diane’s early 1950s toy iron are a part of her collection of girl toys.

Christmas will soon be here, and once again TBS will run the classic movie "A Christmas Story" for a 24-hour stretch. For the uninitiated the movie recollects author Jean Shepard's magical Christmas when his father gifts "Ralphie" with a Red Ryder BB gun and as admonished by his mother, he goes outside and thinks he's accidentally shot his eye out. As passionate Ralphie was about his BB gun it makes me wonder what toys of the 1940s and 1950s would bring the same kind of joy to girls?

Now of...

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