Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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The evening was one of those that come back to you time after time, year after long year. It comes back and whispers of how good life can be when you’re well fed, enjoying life and a good friend shares the front porch with you on a summer’s evening.

It was that way with Doc and Steve the other night. Doc thought he might have to do a scientific paper on the soporific effects of ice tea, fried chicken and corn on the cob. As long as it didn’t take any effort.

So when this huge meal had been...

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In the mid-9th century in our country, anyone who had occasion to “eat his words” by humiliatingly recanting something would be said to “eat crow.” In the United Kingdom they “eat humble pie.” The “unpalatability” of crow seems clear so we’ll stick with pie!

“It’s Hard to Be Humble,” says the old country song by Mac Davis, “when you’re perfect in every way.” Very few people, however, actually think they’re perfect in every way, although my wife, Marty, says I’m one of those few. Nevertheless...

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This quilted pinwheel wall hanging greets Lois at her new home.

They say you can’t go home again, and for all intent in purposes that’s true. You may go home but it is never the same because you are no longer the same person you were when you departed.

Ever since I moved Born Again Quilts Studio from downtown West Wayne Street to South Wayne Avenue, I’ve been wanting to not only work in the ’07 but join my neighboring business owners of the Friendly Fox, Glass Park and the former Shawnee Branch Library building in living in the ’07 too.

In early June I...

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Autumn seems to have stretched forth her hand and is displaying her beautiful flowers in our hills. The official date on the calendar is weeks away, but you can see her in the bountiful patches of black-eyed Susan’s that grow on the road banks and pasture fields. The Joe-Pye weed is beginning to bloom; their lovely pinkish flowers standing tall beside purple ironweed.

Ironweed gets its common name due to the toughness of the stem, and was once used to treat stomach ailments. Joe-Pye weed’s...

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Tremors and quakes are not just a West Coast warning,
Waynedalers know they occur daily - just not in the morning.
Past teachers at Elmhurst would prepare at the end of each day,
At a quarter past two, before sports teams would play.
Sometimes tremors felt faint and barely noticed at all,
Yet other times we covered our heads in lines facing the walls.
We knew the source - changing names could not fool us;
Someday the “Big Hole” will devour walls, halls and every last school bus!

No schedules now, the...

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“Sanctimonious siphons, it’s hot!” said Dud, sitting at the philosophy counter and turning over his coffee cup for action with a single smooth move. Dud is a regular at the Mule Barn truck stop’s legendary world dilemma think tank.

“Epithet time again, Dudley?” said Doc.

“Epithets and heat time, Doc. When that heat comes along, the only thing that can really change an attitude is a properly tuned epithet. It’s man’s emotional release valve, but of course you know that, being a doctor and...

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