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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.

CAT QUILT COMES CLEAN CREATING CONUNDRUM - AROUND THE FRAME

Details What a difference cleaning makes in the appearance of the Cat in Baskets quilt.

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, so it is only fitting that I share this cat quilt conundrum with you.

It starts of all places at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church where longtime parishioners Steve and Judy Wiwi learn that I restore quilts. They share with me that they have some family quilts and they want me to take a look at a couple of them. The years pass.

Then suddenly last November Judy tells me she is going to bring a quilt to church. It is a family quilt made by her...

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SHERLOCK HOLMES - HOME COUNTRY

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I heard the rumor down at the feed store, later in the afternoon. We had a real live Sherlock Holmes in our community, and he was our local barber, Curtis Naismith.

"What do you mean?" I asked Julie, the stout girl hired to carry 100-pound sacks of grain out to waiting trucks.
"Curtis can tell," she said. "He can tell where you've been and what you've been doing, and it's a kind of magic, like that e.s.p. stuff."

This was big news here, of course, and I had to go see for myself. I was getting...

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A SPECIAL WELCOME

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I've been involved in ministry or "church work" for over two decades. Don't let my youthful persona fool you; I'm now closer to drawing Social Security than I am to drawing Crayola inspired pictures on construction paper. Obviously, Social Security may not be an option for me or my generation, but that's a column for another time.

Back to the ministry: Yes, the church has been my life. I have loved it and hated it; embraced it and attacked it; been welcomed by it with open arms, and been told...

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WORSHIP IN THE PARK BEGINS

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On Sunday, May 26, 2013, Worship In The Park began again for the summer season at Franke Park in Foellinger Theatre located at 3411 Sherman Boulevard, with service starting at 8:00 a.m. This weekly service is hosted by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Dress casually and enjoy the worship service in the pavilion near the entrance to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

Refreshments are available after the service courtesy of Trinity...

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MEMORIAL DAY - SCHINDLER SEZ

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It doesn't matter which way you go, as long as you get there.

Just the Bare Facts
The Supreme Court recently ruled that people charged with minor offenses, like traffic violations or public intoxication, can be strip searched, even if there is no reasonable doubt that they might be concealing weapons, drugs, or other contraband. I guess The Supreme Court wants to insure that the police get to see the bare facts.

True Love
76-year-old country music singer, Jerry Lee Lewis, was recently married...

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SCHOOL MEMORIES - NEWS FROM THE HILLS

Details Alyce Faye Bragg

IN SCHOOL DAYS
By John Greenleaf Whittier

Still sits the school house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
Around it still the sumachs grow,
And blackberry vines are creeping.

Within the master's desk is seen,
Deep scarred by raps official,
The warping floor, the battered seats,
And jack-knives carved initial.

The charcoal frescoes on its wall;
Its door's worn sill betraying
The feet, that creeping slow to school
Went storming out to playing.

Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at setting;
Lit...

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