April 22, 1995 in Features

Isn’t Earth Mother’s Day Coming Up Next Month?

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Those of us here at Slice headquarters just want to wish everyone a happy Take Our Daughters to Earth Day.

Or is that next week?

Describing Spokane’s skyline: Stumpy, outdated, yuck and smoggy were among the words readers suggested. Zane Torretta phoned in “nonexistent.”

George Thomas said “flaccid.”

Rocky Kerr wrote “Spokane has the best looked down on skyline in the Northwest.”

And David Holcomb faxed “The Spokane skyline reminds me of the quaint little town I lived in 20 years ago…wait, that WAS Spokane!”

Well, gee, we sort of like it.

He’s right, you know: “My 9-year-old son, Eric and I were out on our driveway and he happened to find a penny on the ground. He picked it up and flipped it in the air and said, ‘Call it, Dad…heads or buildings.”’- Tom Stromberger

Maybe we’d have a north-south freeway by now: According to a story in The New York Times, back in 1921 a crackpot in the Canadian military advocated invading the United States and occupying important northern rail centers, including Spokane.

Current affairs: Elk’s Debbie Fisch wants to hear readers’ stories of run-ins with electric fences. Her husband, Pete, has a mark on his nose to show for his.

Actually, well, um, oh never mind: Spokane’s Ina Redd heard a young man say that he understood it was clear a certain woman was about to give birth, “Because her eyes have dilated.”

To the professor at Mukogawa who recommends the Oreo shakes at a downtown restaurant to his students: “All of us servers who have to make them hate you!” Ken Martin wonders: What would happen if Howard Stern had a radio show in Spokane.

Today’s Slice question: What’s something you can find almost anywhere in the Spokane area in 1995 that will be a collectible some day?

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.


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