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SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016

New Year's Weekend 27 

Cindy did her usual bang-up job subbing for me here at Huckleberries Online. I couldn't do this without her. I'm not planning anything too wild this New Year's Eve. Mebbe hanging with Frito Ray and the Coeur d'Alene family, after spending 5 days of quality time with Amy Dearest and Okie Doke in Portland. I have a new iPhone 7.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016


Holiday Hangover Day to be busy shopping day 

There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Sunday. Now another frenzied affair joins the shopping line-up: Holiday Hangover Day. This year, it falls on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the day most Americans head back to the office. Er. Some of us didn't leave the office much over the holidays. Did you get extra time off? CH

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TGIF Wild Card 12.30.16 38 

So. I've got about 24 hours to finish the first draft of the new book, lose 20 lbs and be interviewed by Oprah. If I'm going to keep last year's resolutions, that is. Do you make New Year's resolutions?

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Favorite gifts

A few of my favorite things

We've reached the stage of life where our young adult children give us gifts at Christmas! One son wrapped a present and wrote "As you wish" on the tag. It was a "Princess Bride" mug-- my favorite movie. And my oldest son bought me a new "Chronicles of Narnia" set. He and his brothers literally read my previous set to shreds.

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What are you doing New Year's Eve? 10 

How do you celebrate New Year's Eve? Our traditions have adapted over the years with our family's size and interests. This year I'm cooking a Prime Rib roast and then we're going to see Rogue One. And of there will be crackers, poppers and a wee bit of champagne at midnight.

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Red solo cup creator dies at 84 

Small plastic cups spanning a spectrum of colors covered the kitchen table, and a gaggle of kids gathered around. Robert Hulseman was trying to nail down the colors for his newly invented plastic Solo Cup. When is the last time you had a beverage in a red Solo cup?

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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) looks to the basket as Pepperdine center Ryan Keenan (44) defends during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game, Thurs., Dec. 29, 2016, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags’ second-half defense turns tide on Waves

Pepperdine did something only two other Gonzaga opponents have done this season. The Waves made 51.6 percent of their first-half shots, joining Bryant and Iowa State as the only Zag opponents to hit at least 50 percent in a half. There was no repeat performance in the second half. In fact, the Waves had more turnovers (13) than field goals (nine)

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Group seeks to abolish abortion in Idaho 38 

A grassroots citizen group has launched a ballot initiative signature drive that proposes to outlaw abortion in Idaho. The initiative proposed by Abolish Abortion Idaho seeks to change state code to make performing or having an abortion an act of first-degree murder.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016



Thursday Wild Card 12.29.16 16 

My husband had a nightmare. He was yelling and thrashing around. I woke him up. "You're having a bad dream," I said. "Hush!" Then of course, I asked him what he was dreaming about. "Triceratops," he muttered. "In the tent! Not the BIG dinosaurs, Little tiny ones.'

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