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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.

THE POLITICIAN - SCHINDLER SEZ

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A kind word is never forgotten.

The Politician
Did you hear that Smith & Wesson came out with a new gun? It's called the "Politician." It won't work and you can't fire it.

Lights Out
I had four beers,
When I jumped in the car.
Thought I'd just drive home,
It's not that far.

A block from my house,
Or thereabout,
He pulled me over and
Said, "Your tail lights out."
~ Jim Schindler

The Quiet Place
If the majority of Congress would only learn this one lesson:
It is better to keep your mouth shut and...

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COME LITTLE LEAVES - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

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The little hobgoblins and miniature witches are gone for the year, still reveling in their booty and some nursing a stomach ache. Surely this must be the dentists' favorite holiday. I've always enjoyed handing out candy to the neighborhood youngsters and admiring their Halloween costumes.

One year several little fellows knocked on our door, and I began passing out their treats. One little boy, who was about three or four years old, saw the supper table with food still on it. He bypassed the...

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A TIME TO REND AND MEND - AROUND THE FRAME

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Six months ago Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan officiated at the funeral and internment of my friend Ralph Tourkow. Before the funeral begins, Rabbi Kornspan cuts the mourning ribbons worn by Ralph's closest relatives in a symbolic gesture of rending their garments, which reflects the tear in the fabric of their lives. The ribbon attached to a badge is worn on the left side over the heart to grieve a parent and on the right side to grieve a spouse, child or sibling.

The custom of rending garments can...

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HOPE OVER HYSTERIA

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Seventy five years ago this week, millions of ordinary Americans were convinced that the world was coming to an end. They came to this conclusion, not because Hitler was rattling his sabers in Europe and the entire world teetered on the verge of war. Rather, these fears were fueled by a broadcast aired from a small CBS radio studio in New York City.

Orson Welles took to the airways on October 30, 1938 as the usual host of the Mercury Theater, and using the science fiction book, War of the...

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THE SCARIEST - SCHINDLER SEZ

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Don't worry about the dead ones in the cemetery...it's the live ones that will bury you.

The Scariest
Who's the scariest of them all,
The goblins or the ghosts?
The monsters or the booger man,
Which one scares us the most?

No one's afraid of the friendly ghost,
He's holier than thou.
He never scared a single soul,
And doesn't want to now.

What about the booger man?
His reputation grows,
He scares us not but makes us laugh,
With his finger in his nose.

Monsters been in lots of movies,
We see them every...

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PEAR HONEY - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

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We are wrapping up the tag ends of summer, hurrying to finish warm weather tasks, getting ready for the colder weather ahead. Just as the woodland animals are storing their food for winter days, we are also filling the potato bin, stocking the cellar shelves with glass jars of canned vegetables and putting away food in the deep freezer.

Fall butchering is now done; the animal carcasses hang in the cooler waiting for the cutting and wrapping before being put away in the freezer. It is a...

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