Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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A verbal agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Toronto can't a-Ford him
Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, admitted smoking crack cocaine. He also admitted he had a drinking problem. When asked if would resign he said, after an (expletive deleted) tirade, "I'm not perfect..."

Well, Mr. Ford, it's apparent to everyone that you're no Henry! It also seems you've got more problems than Obama, which I doubt if either of you will ever be able to solve.

Where are they when you when I need them?...

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Making my usual pastoral rounds at the local hospital some time ago, I witnessed the most unusual of circumstances. A dilapidated Buick had jumped the parking lot curb and had crash-landed in the flower garden just outside the main doors. The driver's door was wide open, and a group of hurried and harried medical staff was doing something to someone in the driver's seat.

My curiosity was far too strong, so I slipped out of the hospital lobby to get a closer look. To my astonishment, a baby was...

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Ginger’s Grandmother Caroline Katherine Koeppen (Knapp) Nassal, at age 4 and 76 with samples of her sewing skills at ages 4-11.

Every so often I am asked if I teach. I prefer to do one-on-one teaching much like how I learned to embroider from my mother, giving my pupil my full attention and allowing them to learn what they want to learn at their own speed and as their schedule allow. Such was the way young girls learned essential sewing skills from their mothers or mother-figure.

A few months ago Ginger Paul visited the BAQ studio with the most extraordinary sewing samples made by her paternal grandmother Caroline...

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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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