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.

At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Geezers remember World War I, the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam.

If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize. If you pass an...

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WIZARDS OFFICIAL SCORERS, WHAT A PAIR

 

You are watching a Wizard's baseball game and the scoreboard flashes E-6. Who made that decision? It certainly wasn't made by the shortstop.

Two Mikes, Mike Jewell and Mike Maahs make all scoring determinations at the Wizards games. An official scorer is in many ways like an umpire. He must quickly call them like he sees them, and stick to them. Many players' stats have a bearing on their calls and of course these call are subject to...

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What is your number?

 

A man approaches God and says, "God, when you look at me what is the number?" God replies, "The number is 20,279,520." The man goes away stunned. Ten years later he returns and says, "God, look at me and tell me the number." God replies, "The number is 25,535,763." The man is incredulous. God says, "Make that 25,535,764—doubt counts as well." In despair and frustration the man says, "That's too many; I can't stand before you." The Lord says, "That is correct, but...

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The First of Five

 

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely, this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.

Just before class ended, one student...

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On July 4, an unpatriotic act occurred. The American flag at the Prairie Grove Cemetery on Old Trail Road was stolen from the flagpole. American Legion Post 241 has already replaced it. I would like to commend the thief's for leaving the POW-MIA flag on the pole. It is outrageous that someone would do this on this special day.

American Legion Post 241 in Waynedale would like any information regarding this serious act. If you know of anyone that has information of who is responsible...

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Does perfection equal happiness? Imagine a world in which everything was pleasant all the time, but there was no real emotion or feeling behind the happiness. Thus is the world of the Stepford wives. In the movie of the same name, Joanna Eberhard (Nicole Kidman) suffers a nervous breakdown after she is fired from her job as a top television network executive. She and her husband, Walter (Matthew Broderick), decide that in order to save Joanna's sanity and their teetering marriage, they should...

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