Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Ringold Wilmer Lardner, known as Ring Lardner was a very good sports writer for the Chicago Tribune. Critics thought he wouldn't be any good at writing fiction. Ring made his debut with The Saturday Evening Post, March 7, 1914, with the story "A Busher's Letters Home". This started his series of stories, "You Know Me", which promptly became a national craze of baseball yarns.

On July 31, 1915, "Alibi Ike" was printed. As you read this story you get the idea that Alibi Ike has...

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Sweet Home Alabama

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Reviewed by: Kasey Butcher

 

Thank God for Alabama, for it saved Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde) from making a huge mistake and me from having to see two movies again in order to find one to recommend. Sweet Home Alabama is an adorable movie that proves that you can "take the girl out of the honky-tonk, but you can't take the honky-tonk out of the girl," and that a girl can get her guy and her dream all at the same...

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Raising four boys can be a challenge, even when you are living in your own hometown with lots of family and friends nearby. But raising four boys overseas in a strange new land presents many new problems as well as joys.

Our four boys range from a 10-month old to a 10-year-old. Before we moved to Istanbul, we lived in the country just a few miles from Avalon Missionary Church. That was very convenient. In addition to participating in the regular church activities, we let our boys play...

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Ooooohhh I just have to tell you about a place that serves up fabulous breakfasts and lunches and dinners and desserts. It's Rich's Café at 3411 Lower Huntington Road. Waaaaay back when, the old Charky's Restaurant stood there. I remember Wayne and I used to go there every Sunday morning after church, well as often as we could anyway, and order lunchfest or breakfast or brunch or whatever. We enjoyed it so much. Wayne was on probation most of the time because the waitresses were tired of...

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Recently my brother-in-law Vic Heniser past away. ‑Relatives from out of town came to pay their respects. ‑A cousin from Phoenix noticed how caring and gracious the staff at Elzey's were treating the family. ‑He made the comment "this is really small town." ‑Another cousin from Midland Michigan arrived in town with car problems. ‑She took the car to Favory's. ‑Upon hearing her dilemma Tim stopped what he was doing and immediately replaced the water pump so they could be back in Midland that...

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You've read what I have had to say for the last three-plus years. I write about what I feel is important. Not too many have written back to me in disagreement with what I have had to say. Not too many have written and agreed with me either, so I have no way of knowing if I'm reaching you or not. I can only hope you agree with what I'm promoting. If you've ever wondered what Boy Scouting was all about then I'll explain what a boy pledges to do when he joins.

I believe in the Boy Scout law...

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