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.

Reflections on Grieving And All Saints' Day

 

As the leaves fall from the trees, now, with the traditional cold rain, which usually accompanies this time of year, it is appropriate that we explore grieving, and why human beings grieve, and as November 1st approaches and passes, it's appropriate that we remember those who have made positive differences in our faith lives.

Whenever there is change in our lives, grief accompanies it. We are all creatures of habit, and grow used to doing things...

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Sign—-SIGN—-EVERYWHERE a sign blocking out the scenery—-breaking my mind—-Do this, Don't do that—-Can't you read the sign?

1970-by Five Man Electrical Band

 

Driving through Waynedale on Lower Huntington Road, you may have noticed a new billboard above the Raindrop Shoppe at 2511 Lower Huntington Road. If you continue east, and turn left on Bluffton Road, there is another new billboard at 6110 Bluffton Road, on the land owned by Hobart Sales & Service-Glosson Food Equipment. The billboard...

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BOY'S MAGAZINES 90 YEARS AGO

 

The other day I picked up the 1914 issue of Boys Magazine. It measures 14.5 by 10.5 inches. This monthly publication came out of Smethport, PA and claimed to have a circulation of over 100,000. Each copy was 10 cents or 1 dollar per year.

If you are not over 60 years of age you may as well stop right here because the things I noticed you won't be the least bit interested in.

The first two pages were advertisements. One ad was: Jordan's Major League...

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Ooooooohhhhhhh I just have to tell you where we went to eat the other morning around brunchtime—-somewhere between breakfast and lunch. I was so excited I almost wet my pant-tees—-until we got there and had to drive around and around to find a parking spot. My dear little impatient snuggle buns finally said, "that's enough wasting gas" and pulled into a spot. I scolded Wayne about parking in that handicapped spot but he just shouted, "Limp," and we went inside.

Just like the parking...

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I really wish I could forget seeing The Forgotten. It is perhaps the worst movie I have seen since 8 Crazy Nights, and that is the bottom of my scale.

The Forgotten features Julianne Moore (The Hours) as Telly Paretta, a woman mourning the loss of her nine year-old son, Sam, fourteen months ago. Suddenly, Telly's steel-trap memory starts to falter. She forgets where she parked the car or put her keys, but surely she could never forget her son. The problem is everyone else has. Sam starts...

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Reflections on All Hallow's Eve

 

Not too long from now, a secular holiday, which sells a lot of candy, costumes, and produces a lot of merry-making (and some mischief) will be upon us. I am referring, of course, to Halloween.

With the popularity of the Harry Potter books and movies, Halloween has taken on a somewhat different face, since I was a boy. It's true that when we were children in the 1950's and the 1960's many of us participated in annual "tricks or treats." We dressed up in...

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