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.

When I was a child my family lived hand to mouth. We were loved and cared for, but the cupboards were often more bare than full. I often say that we ate a lot of Hamburger Helper in those days, but with only the Helper.

My dad's job was at a textile mill, a job he maintains to this day, though he should have long ago retired. Down at the mill, a couple of my father's co-workers would help us, as such salt-of-the-earth people do. One of them was an old Baptist preacher named Gene Clark. Gene...

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Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it's just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be...

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Years ago, Turner Classic Movies ran a bunch of old monster movies. The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing, and so on. I recorded them on a VHS tape that ran out half way through King Kong (It wasn't even the Peter Jackson version!). That tape is still stashed with other bootlegged TCM movies in a box under my childhood bed, just in case I ever own a VCR again. I grew up watching old sci-fi and monster movies like these with my dad. To me, the best part was always the monster. Even when...

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DAIRY-QUEEN

These past few days have really started to show us signs that summer may actually be here! What better way to celebrate the beginning of the summer season than with a cool treat from Dairy Queen (DQ) on Lower Huntington Road here in Waynedale? Although this establishment is part of a franchise, it is locally owned and operated and that's exactly what it feels like. The staff of DQ is friendly and more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure that each and every customer walks away...

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You don't have to be a fisherman to know when something smells fishy.

The Tub
In the Cialis ads, a man and woman are sitting in separate bath tubs. It seems to me that if that stuff really works, they'd be in the same tub.

Even Me
I'm not knocking Shelly or Keats,
But understanding their poetry, can be quite a feat.
Mine are as simple as they can be,
So everyone can understand them...even me!

The Cut
When Skip, my soon to be world famous barber, finished cutting his dad's hair, he asked, "How do...

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Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you're going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you'll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you'll need to take a "holistic" approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.

To articulate and achieve your...

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