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Hucks: Kennedy Shifts Jobs For A Spell

You missed the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre stage debut of Councilman Mike Kennedy & Son, if you hung out at Car d’Lane rather than attending “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” production June 19. I was center stage, fourth row, when Mike, Will and two other audience members were called to the stage to spell words for the mock bee along with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre cast members. Mike and Will bounced, danced (term loosely used here), and spelled as part of the fun play based on – as the name indicates – a spelling bee. Mike nailed his first two words, including “Mexican,” before he tripped up on “muntjac” (a small jungle deer of Southeast Asia and the East Indies). Will outlasted his dad by a coupla words, including “cow”/DFO, HucksOnline. More here.

Question: Have you ever participated in a spelling bee? How did you do?

Crawdads, Anyone?

First, I need to say that the local Freeman family has deep roots in Louisiana, where jumbalaya reigns supreme. And crawdads are a delicacy. Now, onward. On Facebook, Linette Freeman has a coupla photos of her cousin, Mike’s, 41st birthday celebration in Post Falls this weekend, an event that included 75 pounds of crawdads purchased from the Louisiana Crawfish Co. Mike, for those keeping score at home, is co-owner of  Caruso’s Deli in Post Falls. Some call these lobster-looking critters “mud bugs.” Seems you pull the meat out of the tails. And then, the true Louisianan sucks the heads. Linette, who was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, couldn’t go the second route.

Question: Have you ever eaten a crawdad?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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